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NTT Com Expands DRaaS Offering by Leveraging Microsoft Azure Site Recovery


Comprehensive Service Gives Enterprises Flexible, Affordable Options

Today at Microsoft
Ignite 2017
Communications Corporation
(NTT Com), the information and
communications technology (ICT) solutions business within the NTT
 (TYO:9432), announced that it has enhanced its Disaster
Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) offering by leveraging Microsoft Azure
Site Recovery. Providing capabilities previously too expensive or
complex for on-premises solutions, the new DRaaS offering enables
replication of enterprise workloads to an NTT Com data center or
Microsoft Azure, assuring real-time business continuity (BC) in the case
of unexpected server failures or planned downtime.

One of the world's largest cloud, network and data center providers, NTT
Com has brought its global IT capabilities to DRaaS; and for the last
several years, leading
technology analysts
have positioned NTT Com as one of the top
providers in this space. An automated disaster recovery software
solution, Microsoft Azure Site Recovery is built upon the capabilities
of Azure, named by Gartner as a leader in multiple cloud categories. The
integration of Azure Site Recovery within NTT Com's managed
platform provides a powerful, flexible and affordable
enterprise solution that overcomes limitations and reduces costs.

"With no capital investment and paying for only the resources they
consume, enterprise customers can replicate their primary environment to
NTT Com or to Microsoft Azure, depending on their requirements," said
Justin Bannister, Product Manager, North America, for NTT Com. "This is
a key differentiator - with NTT Com's full suite of managed cloud and
DRaaS services, customers can securely replicate workloads that don't
fit in the public cloud to an NTT Com data center. They have options."

In addition to replication, NTT Com's DRaaS offering provides full-scale
planning, implementation, testing and management. As a Microsoft Gold
Certified Hosting Partner with a team of Azure experts, NTT Com takes a
consultative approach, providing customizable solutions that best fit an
enterprise's physical and virtualized environments, service level
agreement (SLA) needs, and recovery point and recovery time objective
(RPO/RTO) targets. A one-stop shop, NTT Com fully manages a customer's
DRaaS solution, including event response, monitoring, recovery plan
testing, and operation. Microsoft technology supports the offering's
expansive capabilities.

"Your customers expect your systems to be online 24x7. Microsoft Azure
Site Recovery is modern disaster recovery technology that is easy to
use, cost effective and reliable," said Scott Woodgate, director,
Microsoft Azure at Microsoft Corp. "As an Azure cloud service, it's easy
to test your solution without the complexities associated with
traditional on-premises disaster recovery. We are pleased that NTT Com,
a global ICT leader with an extensive managed services portfolio of its
own, is now offering this service."

As the great cloud migration continues, enterprises are encountering new
risks and finding new ways to mitigate them. Among the customers who
have piloted NTT Com's comprehensive DRaaS, powered by Microsoft Azure
Site Recovery, is real estate software development company, IDC Global.
"With NTT Com's DRaaS capability based on Azure Site Recovery we were
able to meet the technical and business requirements of our client (a
major US state government agency) by replicating their workload between
NTT Com's bicoastal datacenters located in Northern Virginia and the San
Francisco Bay Area," said Drew Clarke, VP Technology, IDC Global.

About NTT Communications

NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and
cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology
(ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the
company's worldwide infrastructure, including the leading global tier-1
IP network, the SD-WAN Service Portfolio reaching 196 countries/regions,
and 140 secure data centers worldwide. NTT Communications' solutions
leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension
Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA. | Twitter@NTT
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of their respective owners. © 2017 NTT Communications

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