Microsoft announces a strategic alliance with NTT to deliver new digital enterprise solutions

Abhishek Baxi

Microsoft and NTT Corporation have announced a multi-year strategic alliance aimed at delivering secure and reliable solutions that help enterprise customers accelerate their digital transformations.

As a top-five global IT services provider, NTT delivers services in 190+ countries and regions and serves 85% of the Fortune Global 100 companies and thousands of other clients and communities. The company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan but listed on Tokyo, Osaka, New York, and London stock exchanges.

Key initiatives of the alliance include the creation of a Global Digital Fabric, development of digital enterprise solutions built on Microsoft Azure, and co-innovation of next-generation technologies in the area of all-photonics network and digital twin computing (as part of NTT’s Innovative Optical and Wireless Network (IOWN) concept).

Global Digital Fabric is a combination of Microsoft Cloud and NTT’s globally connected ICT infrastructure and brings together the strengths of the two companies in the areas of productivity solutions, public cloud, global datacenter, and network infrastructure.

The alliance will bring together NTT’s global infrastructure and services expertise and Microsoft’s cloud platform and AI technologies. As part of the strategic alliance, NTT has chosen Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud platform for modernizing its global IT infrastructure and customer solutions.