The collaboration will combine NTT’s data centers and existing cloud platforms, Virtustream’s cloud platform for applications, and Dell EMC Japan’s storage and converged infrastructure platform. This will give customers the ability to build hybrid cloud environments that integrate this multitenant cloud and on-premises systems in a single data center.
Virtustream plays a key role in this partnership, seeing as its expertise lies in running enterprise applications in the cloud. In Japan, enterprise applications are mostly run on-premises or in private cloud environments, but as demand for scalability increases, there is a need to add an option that more closely resembles a public cloud.
NTT already helps customers migrate applications to bare metal servers through its Enterprise Cloud offering, and now it will be able to meet broader customer demands with this combined cloud offering.
Additionally, with Virtustream being a core aspect of Dell Technologies’ cloud business, Dell EMC Japan expects to accelerate its own cloud business in Japan and other markets in Asia through this partnership.
Dell Technologies is comprised of Dell, Dell EMC, Virtustream, VMware, Pivotal, SecureWorks, and RSA. EMC became Dell EMC when it was acquired by Dell Technologies, and Virtustream became a Dell Technologies business following that acquisition. EMC had acquired Virtustream in July 2015.