LONDON, February 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —
Flexible, scalable, solutions for IaaS, PaaS, and Specialist Cloud Services
NTT Europe, a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation , the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group (NTT), announced today that it is now a supplier on the G-Cloud 7 framework in the UK. NTT Europe will offer cloud services to UK’s public sector organisations in three categories: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Specialist Cloud Services. The G-Cloud framework, an agreement between the government and suppliers who provide cloud-based services, is a cost-effective, fast way for public sector organisations to buy services.
Bob Welton, Regional Director, Northern Europe, NTT Europe said, “NTT Europe’s specialists offer cloud services that range from scoping an organisation’s cloud readiness to service design and delivery. Our cloud solutions are positioned in Gartner Magic Quadrants and we back these with our secure data centres and a Tier-1 Global IP network. This means we are strongly placed to serve the public sector’s cloud needs in the UK.”
IaaS and PaaS solutions offered from secure data centres
NTT Europe provides public, private and hybrid cloud solutions and its Public IaaS offering,Enterprise Cloud is a self-service solution for rapid provisioning and scaling of ICT infrastructure. Offered in the UK from a secure data centre, Enterprise Cloud can be trialled for free and is built for data sovereignty. NTT Europe guarantees 99.99%+ availability as standard SLA on all its data centres with over N+N redundancy. With excellent connectivity, public sector organisations can choose to work with multiple carriers when using NTT Europe data centres.
NTT Europe’s full range of IaaS solutions for public sector organisations include: managed hosting services for customers with confidential, mission-critical applications, smart content delivery network services to reduce load efficiency while improving delivery performance and compute cloud services to flexibly provision virtual servers onto a shared platform without investing in dedicated hardware.
By extending the capabilities of Enterprise Cloud to encompass management of both the business application and business service layers, NTT Europe offers true PaaS and application servicesacross the whole IT platform.
Specialist cloud services tailored to public sector needs
NTT Europe’s breadth of cloud offerings and experience means that it is able to offer Specialist Cloud Services where it can provide consultancy and project management. These services can help public sector organisations assess their readiness for cloud using a structured methodology, transition to a new cloud solution smoothly and optimise cloud deployments regularly to maximise ROI. NTT Europe’s strong technical team in the UK can quickly develop Proof of Concepts and customise solutions to suit the particular needs of public sector organisations.
PSN and N3 compliance with multi-pronged security approach
NTT Europe’s hosting services in the UK are connected to the NHS N3 network and can safely enable data storage and transmission in the healthcare sector. Being Public Services Network (PSN) compliant, NTT Europe is able to offer a fast and secure data network along with a Tier-1 Global IP Network to help public sector organisations move critical content and data safely.
NTT Europe takes security seriously: It has been ISO27001 certified since 2006, is compliant with v3.0 of the PCI DSS certification and has achieved the Cyber Essentials certification, endorsed by the UK government.
NTT Europe offers an industry-leading recovery service, based in the cloud, to help public sector organisations conduct business as usual during unexpected server failures or planned downtimes. This service can be trialled by qualifying organisations* for a limited time.
*The trial is subject to qualifying terms and conditions and can be removed or changed anytime at the discretion of NTT Europe.
About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimise the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company’s worldwide infrastructure, including the including leading global tier-1 IP network, Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions and 140 secure data centres worldwide.
NTT Communications solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.
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Neil Curtis / Anitha Sundararajan