NTT Communications to Help Yamaha Motor Slash ICT Costs via Cloud Migration

 NTT Communications to Help Yamaha Motor Slash ICT Costs via Cloud Migration

  PR Newswire

  TOKYO, Oct. 10, 2013

TOKYO, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

- Migration to Enterprise Cloud Increases Uptime and Service Levels While
Decreasing Costs -

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the data, cloud and international
communications business within NTT (NYSE : NTT), announced on October 10 that
it will provide Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. with a highly cost-effective cloud
platform to operate mission-critical systems in Japan for production,
procurement, product development, human resources and finance operations,
since January 2014.

NTT Com 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 plans to migrate all ICT systems in Japan by 2018. ICT systems
overseas will be migrated within an appropriate timeframe.

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.
In view of Japan's susceptibility to earthquakes and other natural disasters,
the company has been looking for ways to lower disaster risks and improve
business continuity. 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.

Yamaha Motor operates 140 group companies in 30 countries/regions and
generates about 90% of total sales overseas. 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. Many ICT
costs, including server and network maintenance and system monitoring, will
become variable costs, leading to significant savings.

Going forward, NTT Com expects to help Yamaha Motor integrate its global ICT
infrastructure in areas beyond cloud migration, such as globally standardized
managed security.

For an image of the cloud-migrated system, please visit
http://prw.kyodonews.jp/opn/release/201310095262/

About Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.

Yamaha Motor (TOKYO: 7272) is a world-leading producer of motorcycles, marine
products, power products and surface mounters. The company's diverse business
and wide variety of products are built around its proprietary technologies
focused on small engines, fiberglass-reinforced plastics and electronic
control. Yamaha Motor conducts global development, production and marketing
operations through 140 subsidiaries and equity-method affiliates in 30
countries/regions. About 90% of consolidated net sales are generated in more
than 200 countries outside of Japan. The company is steadily restructuring its
global engineering, manufacturing and marketing capabilities for sustainable
long-term growth. Please visit http://global.yamaha-motor.com/ .

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 (TM) VPN network reaching 160 countries/regions, and over 140
secure data centers. NTT Communications' solutions leverage the global
resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT
DATA.

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Website: http://prw.kyodonews.jp/opn/release/201310095262
Website: http://global.yamaha-motor.com
Website: http://www.ntt.com
Contact: (Ms.) Akiko Kudo, (Mr.) Kota Yamashita, Public Relations, NTT
Communications Corporation, +81-3-6700-4010, hodo-cp@ntt.com