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Umbrellar partners with NTT to bring Microsoft Cloud to Kiwi customers

By Catherine Knowles
Thu 12 Aug 2021

Umbrellar has signed a three year partnership agreement with global technology provider, NTT New Zealand.

According to the company, this in-country support marks a significant step forward for customers in the New Zealand region. It will reportedly add global capability, advanced specialisations in Azure Migration, and the support of one of Microsoft's largest global customers to aid in the transition to the cloud.

Together, NTT and Umbrellar bring the combined power of their capabilities to the New Zealand market, offering cloud operations, Azure managed and professional services and CSP services expertise.

The agreement means that Umbrellar and NTT will go to market to provide best in breed cloud managed services alongside NTT’s network and security services.

NTT will also be launching their Microsoft Cloud Store powered by Umbrellar’s MyCSP.io platform, enabling their NZ customers to procure more than 127,000 Microsoft cloud products.

NTT CEO Simon Gillespie says, “This is a great day for NTT NZ, partnering with Umbrellar means we can now collectively offer local cloud managed and professional services to our NZ customers.

"This partnership underscores our commitment to our customers for delivering world class networking, security and now cloud operations.”

Umbrellar CEO Dave Howden says, “This long term partnership is great news for our collective customers. Our mission is to deliver the tech for tomorrow’s world, and this partnership accelerates our ability to do just that.

"We have big goals for this partnership and we look forward to supporting the success of NTT as we drive to migrate their customers to the Microsoft Cloud.”

Microsoft New Zealand partner director Matt Bostwick added, “Everything we do at Microsoft is about empowering our partners with the tools to innovate and create more value for themselves and their customers.

"With their own partnership, Umbrellar and NTT have taken those tools and added massive extra horsepower, making it so much easier for organisations across New Zealand to scale up and go international via the cloud.

"This kind of industry collaboration is vital to driving productivity and seeing New Zealand become a true digital player on the global market.”

Umbrellar is focused on bringing the Microsoft Cloud to customers and resellers in New Zealand through people, partnerships, resources and expertise. Specialisations include Microsoft Azure, Azure Stack, Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365.

The company is focused on becoming New Zealand's leading Microsoft Cloud Solutions Provider to business, government, healthcare and CSP resellers. In 2019 Umbrellar was recognised as a Microsoft Partner of the Year.

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