'NTT Positioned in "Winner's Circle" of HfS Cloud Infrastructure Services Blueprint Report 2014

TOKYO, JAPAN -- NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT (NYSE: NTT) Group, announced its parent company NTT's selection as a member of the Winner's Circle in the 2014 Cloud Infrastructure Services Blueprint Report, which was issued by HfS Research, a leading business analyst and research firm. The report positioned NTT among the world's top 10 providers of cloud infrastructure services.

NTT, one of the world's largest telecom and IT services companies, encompasses industry leaders such as NTT Communications, NTT DATA, Dimension Data, NTT Centerstance and Solutionary. It offers a comprehensive portfolio of cloud lifecycle services and solutions united under a common integrated ecosystem - NTT Clouds - making it uniquely qualified to address the needs of enterprises and public-sector agencies of all sizes with solutions spanning network, infrastructure, applications and business processes.

In the report, NTT earned high marks for its execution of cloud infrastructure services with global coverage, high level of client satisfaction, large market share and ability to fully satisfy customers' needs for private-cloud, public-cloud and hybrid-cloud solutions.

"When it comes to Cloud Infrastructure Services, NTT has been a bit of a hidden secret for a long time. This is now over," said Dr. Thomas Mendel, SVP IT Services Research, HfS. "Today, NTT needs to be considered on RfP shortlists for Cloud Infrastructure Services."

HfS Research also noted NTT's commitment to innovation, as reflected in the high marks it earned for strength of vision and strategy, partner ecosystem, maturity of processes and tools, and competitive differentiation. Among a field of 30 cloud infrastructure service providers, the report rated NTT highly for innovation and growth prospects.

Cloud Infrastructure Service providers in the HfS Research Winner's Circle demonstrate excellence in both execution and innovation. Execution reflects the ability to develop strong relationships with clients, accomplish services beyond the scope of agreement and be highly flexible when meeting client needs. Innovation demonstrates a strong vision and concrete plans to invest in future capabilities. Providers in the Winner's Circle possess a healthy cross-section of vertical capabilities and demonstrate a strong ability to leverage external drivers to increase value for their clients.

NTT Com's Enterprise Cloud is the world's first cloud service to incorporate software defined networking (SDN) technology into its cloud and network infrastructure. Enterprise Cloud enables customers to execute seamless, automated and on-demand configuration of their hybrid-cloud systems, including corporate networks. Going forward, NTT Communications will continue to enrich IaaS functions in its Carrier Cloud for world-leading managed services and solutions.

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About NTT Communications Corporation

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 leading global tier-1 IP network, Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions, and over 150 secure data centers. NTT Communications’ solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.

About NTT Group

NTT Group delivers advanced technology and innovative solutions in networking, communications, software and cloud computing that help transform businesses, governments, and societies around the world. NTT Group has become the one stop innovation partner for leading global enterprises by fusing practical industry insight, technical know-how, and telecom expertise with robust global networks, datacenters, and servers. Today, 80% of the Fortune Global 100 relies on NTT Group as their technology business partner. NTT Group generates over $112 billion in annual revenues, has over 250 data centers, and employs more than 240,000 professionals in 79 countries.

About HfS

HfS Research is the leading independent global analyst authority and knowledge community for the business and IT services industry. HfS serves the research and strategy needs of business and IT operations leaders across finance, supply chain, human resources, marketing, customer management, and core industry functions. HfS provides detailed and thoughtful analyst coverage of the various areas that impact successful business outcomes, namely, process automation and outsourcing, global business services frameworks, mobility, analytics, and social collaboration. HfS also focuses heavily on talent acquisition, development, and motivation strategies. HfS applies its acclaimed crowdsourced Blueprint MethodologyTM to evaluate the performance of service providers in terms of innovating and then executing against those business outcomes. To learn more about HfS Research, please email research@HfSResearch.com.