NTT Communications is set to supply cloud platform to Yamaha Motor to operate mission-critical systems in Japan from January 2014.
Yamaha Motor, a producer of motorcycles, marine products, power products and surface mounters, will utilize the cloud platform for production, procurement, product development, human resources and finance operations, said NTT Comm.
NTT Com said in a statement that it will deploy its Enterprise Cloud global cloud service and Arcstar Universal One global network service to create a highly robust and scalable cloud platform. Yamaha Motor will use the platform to strengthen business continuity and slash ICT costs by consolidating currently dispersed servers, networks and other ICT systems on to NTT Com cloud services.
Yamaha Motor is planning to migrate all ICT systems in Japan by 2018. ICT systems overseas will be migrated within an appropriate timeframe.
NTT says Yamaha Motor’s mission-critical systems encompass some 700 servers and are accessed by their group companies worldwide. Most of the systems are owned and operated at on-premise environments within the Tokai region of central Japan.
The decision to use NTT Com as a global strategic partner is based on the flexible scalability and powerful backup capacity of NTT Com’s cloud platform, as well as its large number of redundant data centers positioned in locations where natural-disaster risks are low. Also, closer proximately to end users increases the performance and response time of these systems.
Since different ICT systems are being operated in many countries, system security and availability levels vary widely. Moreover, the costs of these owned assets are highly fixed. With NTT Com’s assistance, however, Yamaha Motor will now migrate its ICT systems to the cloud and use many of these ICT resources on an as-needed basis.
NTT Com expects to help Yamaha Motor integrate its global ICT infrastructure in areas beyond cloud migration, such as globally standardized managed security.