NTT DATA Services demonstrates best-in-class capability and market leadership through demonstrated technology success and commitment to clients

PLANO, TX – June 13, 2018 – NTT DATA Services today announced it has attained a gold Cloud Platform competency, demonstrating a “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s mobile-first, cloud-first world and distinguishing itself within Microsoft’s partner ecosystem.

To earn a Microsoft gold competency, partners must successfully complete exams (resulting in Microsoft Certified Professionals) to prove their level of technology expertise, and then designate these certified professionals uniquely to one Microsoft competency, ensuring a certain level of staffing capacity. They also must submit client references that demonstrate successful projects, meet a performance (revenue and or consumption/usage) commitment (for most gold competencies), and pass technology and/or sales assessments.

NTT DATA Services expanded its managed cloud capabilities to provide comprehensive public cloud management, including:

  • Advanced monitoring and alert management of workload and applications
  • Increased security capabilities, including incident management and maintenance of compute resources, stronger firewalls and system backups
  • Management of the virtual datacenter, including identity and access integration, databases and operating systems
  • Quarterly performance and cost optimization analysis to encourage ongoing innovation, improved performance and reduced cloud costs
  • Delivery that uses a combination of automation, ITIL based methodologies and cloud industry best practices
  • Cloud-specialized Service Delivery Executive, 24x7 support, as well as the Cloud Management Platform and related tools

“With this designation and alignment with Microsoft, we are better suited to help clients retain control, provide operational efficiencies and secure multiple cloud environments,” said Chris Whaley, vice president of portfolio management at NTT DATA Services. “As more of our clients adopt a hybrid cloud strategy, these partnerships allow us to support them as a leading cloud integrator and managed services provider for private, public and hybrid clouds.”

“By achieving a gold competency, NTT DATA Services has demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment to the latest Microsoft technology,” said Gavriella Schuster, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “Our gold partners have a deep expertise that puts them in the top of our partner ecosystem, and their proficiency will help customers drive innovative solutions.”

This cloud competency attainment augments NTT DATA Services’ existing gold competency portfolio, which includes Datacenter, Collaboration and Content, as well as a silver Application Development competency. NTT DATA Services is also a Tier-1 Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider, and both companies will benefit from joint go-to-market efforts in this extended partnership.

The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, to better serve clients and to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.

For more information on NTT DATA’s cloud offerings, please visit:

About NTT DATA Services

NTT DATA Services partners with clients to navigate and simplify the modern complexities of business and technology, delivering the insights, solutions and outcomes that matter most. We deliver tangible business results by combining deep industry expertise with applied innovations in digital, cloud and automation across a comprehensive portfolio of consulting, application, infrastructure and business process services.

NTT DATA Services, headquartered in Plano, Texas, is a division of NTT DATA Corporation, a top 10 global business and IT services provider with 118,000+ professionals in more than 50 countries, and NTT Group, a partner to 88 percent of the Fortune Global 100.

Media Contacts

Latest News

NTT DATA Services Names Eric Clark to Top Digital Post

PLANO, TX – September 12, 2018 – NTT DATA Services today announced the company has appointed Eric Clark as Chief Digital Officer (CDO). Previously, Clark held the position of president of application services for NTT DATA Services.


NTT DATA CIO Barry Shurkey Named 2018 Corporate CIO Tech Titan

Plano, TX – Aug. 27, 2018 – NTT DATA Services is pleased to announce the company’s Chief Information Officer, Barry Shurkey, received the 2018 Tech Titans Corporate CIO Award for his exceptional technical leadership through the acquisition of the former Dell Services.


NTT DATA and Spear, Inc. Enter the Small Business Administration’s All Small Mentor-Protégé Program Together

McLean, VA – Aug. 20, 2018 – NTT DATA Services and Spear, Inc., a premiere IT Federal Government contractor, announced the approval of their Mentor-Protégé agreement under the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) All Small Mentor-Protégé Program (ASMPP). The two companies are entering into the program together, positioning Spear to learn from NTT DATA’s more than 50 years in the public sector.