NTT DATA has announced an agreement with the Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA) to manage and operate its data center in Montgomery, Alabama to enhance RSA’s industry standard certification posture, NTT DATA reported on Monday.
Under the agreement, NTT DATA will expand RSA’s capabilities by integrating operational efficiencies through automation, as well as offer clients Smart Hands and Remote Hands services. NTT DATA will leverage its partnerships with Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and AWS to provide cloud transformation support and local private cloud options.
“Through our end-to-end data center partnership, the State of Alabama and the Retirement Systems of Alabama will be able to expand the capabilities and offerings,” said Chris Merdon, SVP, Public Sector, NTT DATA Services. “An optimized, intelligent data center… will allow state and local organizations and commercial businesses to maximize value from their IT investments and establish a flexible infrastructure environment to scale, grow and innovate.”
NTT DATA will enhance the data center to attract businesses with new services and capacity. In addition to management of the RSA data center, NTT DATA will provide insights to Alabama businesses to integrate cloud solutions, modernize applications and accelerate growth through information technology (IT).
To support management of the data center, NTT DATA will leverage its existing Data Center Management expertise, as well as identify and hire local talent from the state of Alabama to bolster the company’s team currently providing support in Montgomery.
“This agreement will benefit the citizens of Alabama, as well as the pensions for the thousands of Alabamians who trust us to secure their futures,” said Dr. David Bronner, CEO, RSA. “NTT DATA’s operation of the local data center will enable Alabama businesses to leverage a global IT services leader to effectively modernize and achieve positive business outcomes.”
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