- NTT DATA inaugurates the first Innovation Hub based entirely on Microsoft technology, within the NTT DATA Living Lab, its innovation center and co-creation space in Barcelona.
- The center is committed to the development of confidential hybrid cloud solutions to meet the data sovereignty and residency needs of public administrations and regulated companies, in compliance with the most demanding legal and technical requirements.
- The new hub will also provide services for its customers to achieve goals such as reducing operational costs of their tools or improving in terms of sustainability through the Application Migration and Modernization Factory to the Microsoft Azure cloud.
Microsoft and NTT DATA, the world’s sixth-largest IT services company, are boosting their strategic collaboration to provide confidential hybrid cloud solutions and services to migrate and optimize IT resources to the Microsoft cloud. In this way, they make available to both the public and private sectors an innovative set of state-of-the-art solutions to move towards a secure, efficient and customized digital transformation.
Both companies have been working hand in hand for years to achieve synergies that allow them to accelerate all the lines of joint work open and thus boost the time to market of the wide variety of solutions that both companies design to support their customers.
The next step in this collaboration materialized in the creation of the Microsoft Innovation Hub, located in the NTT DATA Living LAB in Barcelona, which receives more than 1,000 visits annually, and was conceived as a laboratory of ideas to promote innovation through co-creation with employees, customers, technology partners and the entrepreneurial and academic ecosystems.
The center, a benchmark within the Group, consolidates its position as a catalyst for long-standing synergies between NTT DATA and Microsoft, reinforcing the common strategies that the two organizations have built up over the past few years.
In this context, Alberto Granados, President of Microsoft Spain, and Sergi Biosca, CEO of NTT DATA Spain, have visited the NTT DATA Living Lab, to kick off this new hub of innovation in cloud technologies from Microsoft.
“NTT DATA is one of our main partners when it comes to executing our customers’ digital transformation projects,” explains Alberto Granados, president of Microsoft Spain. “With this agreement, we want to drive innovation and digitization, guaranteeing security, privacy and data sovereignty,” he adds.
Sergi Biosca, CEO of NTT DATA Spain has highlighted that; “Digitalization and technological transformation have accelerated significantly over the last year. Cloud adoption and the modernization of data and application architectures are the main keys to change and our alliance with Microsoft allows us to provide our customers with state-of-the-art solutions to accompany them in this process and help them achieve their business objectives”, to which Biosca adds; “The alliance with Microsoft is based on solid shared values such as the importance of talent, security and sustainability and on the joint determination to invest in the Spanish market”.
A space available to private companies and public administrations
The goal of the Microsoft Innovation Hub is to become an essential pillar of the common strategy of both companies, applying high-impact solutions such as the Application Migration and Modernization Factory to Azure or the development of specific confidential hybrid cloud solutions for Public Administrations.
NTT DATA is Microsoft’s strategic partner in the field of Application Modernization for the new Cloud region in Spain. This is embodied in the Azure Application Migration and Modernization Factory, whose implementation seeks to foster the confidence of those joint customers who embrace the process of upgrading and modernizing their business applications. It is an innovative service that takes migration to the cloud one step further, through a comprehensive optimization of business applications to take full advantage of the benefits offered by the cloud, respond to new needs of all industry sectors, reduce operating costs or limit their environmental footprint, among others.
In parallel, the development of specific confidential hybrid cloud solutions for Public Administrations comprises a series of joint initiatives that aims to meet their needs – as well as those of companies in regulated sectors – in terms of data residency and sovereignty. All this is possible thanks to the encryption in transit and at rest offered by Azure plus Microsoft Azure Confidential Computing technology, which makes it possible to encrypt data in use, to which we add NTT DATA’s management and security services. In this way, both organizations are able to provide services that offer maximum guarantees to their clients in the management of their data and compliance with the most demanding legal and technical requirements.
About NTT DATA
NTT DATA, part of the NTT Group, is an innovative global IT and business services company headquartered in Tokyo. The company assists clients in their transformation process through consulting, industry solutions, business process services, digital and IT modernization and managed services. NTT DATA enables them, as well as society, to move confidently into the digital future. The company demonstrates its commitment to the long-term success of its customers by combining global reach with local focus to work with them in more than 50 countries around the world. To learn more, visit nttdata.com.