NTT to provide HANA Enterprise Cloud infrastructure

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NTT Group has entered a premium partnership with SAP to provide infrastructure services for SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud in South Africa and the Asia Pacific region.

SAP plans to use the NTT/Dimension Data Cloud Platform, NTT DATA’s managed services using SAP applications, and NTT Communications’ IT infrastructure services, with the goal of expanding availability of the HANA Enterprise Cloud globally.

Kevin Ichhpurani, SAP executive vice president, head of business development and strategic ecosystem said, “NTT Group provides SAP with a critical component of enterprise-grade cloud services and extensive geographic coverage from world-class carrier and data centres. This creates a compelling value proposition for NTT and SAP’s customers relying on SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud for their mission-critical applications.”

In May, Dimension Data and NTT DATA partnered to deliver a new set of end-to-end services that help clients move their SAP applications to the cloud. NTT DATA will use Dimension Data’s Managed Cloud Platforms (MCPs) in 16 countries across five continents to offer this comprehensive HANA Enterprise Cloud managed service.

Brett Dawson, group CEO, Dimension Data, said the company’s cloud strategy is focused on being the ‘platform of choice’ for production workloads in the enterprise.

“Our goal is to offer SAP the mission-critical service levels required for SAP cloud customer environments, and this agreement enables us to further address a rapidly developing market segment,” Dawson said.

Kaz Nishihata, executive vice president, NTT DATA, said the partnership is another step in formalising its strategic relationship with SAP.

“We will continue to help our clients to get an end-to-end solution through this agreement. We will also pursue synergies combining each other’s strengths, and promote collaborations for developing new business opportunities in cloud business and new solution development.”

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