29 June 2020

NTT Ltd. announces access to Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute at NTT’s Berlin 1 Data Center

Low latency access to the international Azure region Germany North now available

Hattersheim/Berlin – 29 June 2020 – The Global Data Centers division of NTT Ltd., a world-leading global technology services provider, today announced that the new global Microsoft Azure region Germany North will be accessible through an Azure ExpressRoute site at its Berlin 1 Data Center.

By using Azure ExpressRoute for direct access to Azure, clients can now circumvent the public internet using a low-latency private ramp-up, which enables them to build up high-performance hybrid infrastructures with confidence.

In addition, the Azure ExpressRoute site is directly connected to Global Data Center’s multi service interconnection platform. The platform is a carrier- and cloud-neutral network which connects the group’s data center facilities in the EMEA region through a dedicated and redundant carrier grade infrastructure. This enables our clients located in a data center in our EMEA region to directly access the new Azure region over the interconnection platform, even if they do not have a presence in the Berlin 1 Data Center.

Florian Winkler, CEO of the Global Data Centers EMEA division of NTT Ltd. said: “Clients are increasingly relying on the public clouds to run their business-critical workloads. At the same time, they have a necessity to connect their private IT infrastructures in a secure and reliable way to these clouds. When using Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute directly from a data center, enterprises can establish a hybrid infrastructure avoiding the pitfalls of the public internet. We are excited to be able to offer this functionality to our clients.”

Ross Ortega, Partner PM, Azure Networking at Microsoft Corp. said: “Network performance, guaranteed availability and secure access are required by enterprises that rely on Microsoft Azure for mission-critical workloads. Global Data Centers’ access to Azure ExpressRoute will deliver the scalability, security and reliability demanded by enterprise customers. We look forward to working together and empowering our mutual customers to innovate and achieve more.”

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About the Global Data Centers division of NTT Ltd.

Global Data Centers is a division of NTT Ltd. and incorporates e-shelter, Gyron, Netmagic, NTT Indonesia Nexcenter, RagingWire and other NTT Communications group data center divisions. Our combined global platform is one of the largest in the world, with over 160 data centers spanning more than 20 countries and regions including North America, Europe, Africa and APAC. As a neutral operator, we offer access to multiple cloud providers, a large variety of Internet Exchanges and telecommunication network providers including our own IPv6 compliant, tier 1 global IP network. Our clients benefit from tailored infrastructure and experience consistent best practices in design and operations across all of our highly reliable, scalable, and customizable data centers. Visit us at our new website datacenter.hello.global.ntt.

About NTT Ltd.

NTT Ltd. is a leading global technology services company. We partner with organizations around the world to shape and achieve outcomes through intelligent technology solutions. For us, intelligent means data-driven, connected, digital, and secure. As a global ICT provider, we employ more than 40,000 people in a diverse and dynamic workplace that spans 57 countries, trading in 73 countries and delivering services in over 200 countries. Together we enable the connected future. Visit us at our new website hello.global.ntt.

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Global Data Centers EMEA
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