NTT COMMUNICATIONS NAMED A LEADER IN 2017 GARTNER MAGIC QUADRANT

INDUSTRY NEWS: Posted 20 November 2017

PRESS RELEASE: TOKYO, Japan - NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group (TYO: 9432) has announced that, for the third consecutive year, it has been positioned in the Leaders quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for Managed Hybrid Cloud Hosting, Asia/Pacific" report published by Gartner Inc., based on ability to execute and completeness of vision.

"We're delighted to be recognized as a leader in Managed Hybrid Cloud Hosting market for the third year in a row," said Masaaki Moribayashi, Senior Vice President of Cloud Services at NTT Com. "As the cloud factory developing and operating cloud services for NTT Group, including Dimension Data, NTT Com will further enhance its cloud offerings and partnerships to support our enterprise clients engaging in new business opportunities."

Gartner defines managed hybrid cloud hosting (MHCH) as a standardized and productized offering that combines a cloud-enabled system infrastructure platform—consisting of a pool of compute, network and storage hardware—with cloud infrastructure framework software to facilitate self-service and rapid provisioning. According to Gartner, "Providers require a strong strategy to become a Leader in Asia. They need to invest in their products, geographic coverage and delivery capabilities to the extent that they can become strong regional players. To build their market positions, they must have the ability and willingness to invest for the future."

NTT Com will continue to offer flexible and secure ICT by taking initiative in the managed hybrid ICT area. This initiative includes strengthening of our cloud offering through partnerships, expansion of global cloud delivery centers and further deployment of software-defined technologies connecting data centers, cloud and network services. On the management side, NTT Com will further enhance its managed service capabilities including our Cloud Management Platform (CMP), which visualizes clients' entire hybrid ICT resources and support their digital transformation journey.

About NTT Communications

NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of many global enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company's worldwide infrastructure, including the leading global tier-1 IP network, the Arcstar Universal OneTM VPN network reaching over 190 countries/regions, and over 140 secure data centres worldwide. NTT Communications' solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.

For more information please contact:

Ms. Yuko Miyamoto, Ms. Aoi Funagoshi
Public Relations
NTT Communications Corporation
TEL: + 81 3 6700 4010

Or visit www.ntt.com

Source: http://www.ntt.com/en/about-us/press-releases/news/article/2017/1115.html?platform=hootsuite

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