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December 12, 2016

Microsoft Azure Finds New Niche in Digital Agencies with NTT Communications

Flexible cloud platform enables innovative digital agency to steal a march on its competition

London [Dec 12 2016]–  NTT Communications Corporation  (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group (NYSE: NTT), announced today that it has been chosen by creative agency Rufus Leonard to support and manage its client projects on Microsoft Azure, enabling it to be more agile and responsive to client demands and speed up its digital transformation.

Rufus Leonard is, as a leader in its field, delivering business value by combining innovative design thinking with technology - creating transformation experiences for lighthouse brands such as Lloyd’s Banking Group, Royal Mail, British Gas, and many other FTSE 100 companies. Rufus Leonard wanted a highly flexible cloud solution to align its business with future growth and meet the demands of new and existing clients. 

“Due to the variable, unpredictable and sometimes leading edge nature of the work that we deliver for our clients, we needed a flexible cloud platform that could match our forward-thinking processes for the development of new technology,” explains Dave Martin, Head of Service Delivery for Rufus Leonard. “Our continually evolving business and the transformational work we undertake for our clients needed a platform that is not content to stand still or loiter in delivering or enhancing and updating its technology”. The agency opted to move from its own private cloud to Microsoft Azure. 

Rufus Leonard has a trusted relationship with NTT Com and turned to NTT Com Managed Services for the ongoing management of its cloud solutions. The agency chose Microsoft Azure because it best fitted its business plan and, as far as possible, future proofed its development environment.  But most importantly it satisfied the agency’s hosting platform needs for clients’ business-critical systems. 

“We are pleased to have been chosen as a managed services partner by Rufus Leonard to help and support them in their digital transformation journey, introducing them to the power and capabilities of Microsoft Azure,” said Damian Skendrovic CEO of NTT Com Managed Services. “I can also announce that we have three new customer projects rolling out at Rufus Leonard in Q1 of 2017 – all of which are based on Microsoft Azure.” 

Microsoft Azure has reduced server provisioning time for Rufus Leonard, providing a development incubation area for each of its clients. This allows development process to start quicker and gives clients access to the progress of build projects.  It has also allowed the development team to create new servers instantly, which was not possible with its old platform.  All these benefits have reduced monthly expenditure. NTT Com Managed Services provides managed services known as “Global Management One” around virtualization, application management and operating system management. These services enable Rufus Leonard to provide a 24/7/365 service to its customers. 

NTT Com Managed Services is part of NTT Com and provides trusted and secure enterprise-wide managed IT services. Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, the company offers secure and optimized managed hybrid cloud services.


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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 the including leading global tier-1 IP network, Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions and over 140 secure data centers worldwide.

NTT Communications solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.

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