ITOCHU Corporation, a general trading company, has tapped NTT Communications for building next-generation ICT infrastructure.
As part of the IT deal, NTT Communications will be incorporating the company’s Enterprise Cloud service, as well as Microsoft’s Office 365 and other applications delivered as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).
ITOCHU can access all applications via the Internet as well as private network environments of its offices globally.
By leveraging NTT Com’s Enterprise Cloud, which is backed by 11 cloud delivery centers around the world, together with Office 365, ITOCHU’s ICT infrastructure obtained a security and convenience that allows employees to access smoothly from anywhere and on any devices.
In June, ITOCHU began using the Lync Online unified communication application, the Yammer internal SNS application and the SharePoint Online internal and external information sharing and management application.
In September, it started using Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft Exchange Online mailer and scheduler. Some 6,000 IDs have been issued to ITOCHU’s workforce to date. Additional applications and services are being assessed at this time.
Exchange Server and Exchange Online will be available principally from a private cloud created with NTT Com’s Enterprise Cloud, as well as from a public cloud using Office 365 as backup. Mail is transferred to Office 365 in real time, which would enable ITOCHU to use this backup data for business continuity in the event of a disaster.
Using next-generation ICT infrastructure, ITOCHU employees are now working in extra-efficient office environments worldwide, regardless of location or type of device.
ITOCHU expects to achieve greater worldwide competitiveness as a result of deploying its NTT Com-provided global cloud environment.