Cloud Transformation momentum grows as NTT DATA boosts its AWS Certifications 10x and achieves the AWS Mainframe Migration Competency
PLANO, Texas – April 5, 2021 – NTT DATA Services, a global digital business and IT service provider, revealed today several milestones illustrating the ongoing success of its Amazon Web Services (AWS) relationship. Building on the acquisition of Flux7, an AWS consulting provider, and the strategic collaboration agreement announced with AWS last year, NTT DATA has grown the number of AWS certifications it holds 10x since April 2020. This technical expertise was highlighted recently as it received the AWS Mainframe Migration Competency.
Now complete, the Flux7 acquisition continues to be a source of momentum within NTT DATA, acting as an innovation lab that helps clients unlock hidden value through AWS services and cloud-native technologies. For example, it has contributed a growing platform of solutions, including Build Cloud Foundations, Deploy Containers for AWS, Transformative Migrations and Compute at Scale that enable enterprises to securely accelerate their cloud journey. With the Flux7 integration complete, NTT DATA has achieved a range of AWS Competency designations, including the AWS DevOps Competency, AWS Migration Competency, AWS SaaS Competency and the AWS Security Competency.
“Today’s achievements are cumulative proof of the heavy investment we continue to make in our AWS business. Our long history of providing innovative solutions on AWS technology will continue as we build on this legacy, bringing continuous cloud-native innovation to a breadth of clients across industries and uses cases,” said Eric Clark, Chief Digital & Strategy Officer, NTT DATA Services. “We look forward to continuing our close work with Amazon Web Services to drive digital innovation and greater agility that helps businesses dynamically meet evolving digital business needs.”
AWS Mainframe Migration Competency
NTT DATA also announced today that it has achieved AWS Mainframe Migration Competency status. This designation recognizes NTT DATA’s more than 20 years of mainframe workload migration expertise in which its certified consultants help clients migrate their workloads to AWS, minimizing IT disruption and other risks with its patented UniKix technology, end-to-end approach, and proven methodology that expedites modernization efforts. To achieve the competency, AWS Partners must provide supporting documentation, demonstrating technical proficiency and proven customer success.
“Many companies are migrating and modernizing mainframes using agile AWS services. We are delighted to welcome NTT DATA as an inaugural AWS Partner in our new AWS Mainframe Migration Competency Program,” said Bill Platt, General Manager, Migration Services, AWS. “NTT DATA’s mature solutions, vetted by AWS with a proven track record of mainframe migration success, will undoubtedly help many other customers modernize their mainframe workloads.”
AWS is enabling scalable, flexible and cost-effective solutions from startups to global enterprises. To support the seamless integration and deployment of these solutions, AWS established the AWS Competency Program to help customers identify AWS Partners with deep industry experience and expertise.
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10x AWS certification growth
A testament to NTT DATA’s technical expertise, NTT DATA consultants have grown their AWS certifications 10x since April 2020. AWS Certifications are both an individual and group achievement that showcase NTT DATA validated AWS expertise. These industry-recognized AWS credentials illustrate NTT DATA expertise to design, deploy or operate applications and infrastructure on AWS.
NTT DATA continues to expand its AWS offerings, helping organizations map their business needs and goals to innovative technologies and modernizing architectures. From Cloud Advisory to Cloud Implementation and Cloud Management services, NTT DATA helps clients plan, assess, develop and deliver AWS architectures that transform the business and grow competitive advantage.
NTT DATA– a part of NTT Group – is a trusted global innovator of IT and business services headquartered in Tokyo. We help clients transform through consulting, industry solutions, business process services, digital & IT modernization, and managed services. NTT DATA enables them, as well as society, to move confidently into the digital future. We are committed to our clients’ long-term success and combine global reach with local client attention to serve them in over 50 countries around the globe.