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

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

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

TOKYO, JAPAN – October 10, 2013 – NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) , the data, cloud and international communications business within NTT (NYSE : NTT), announced today 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.

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™ 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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