NEC becomes the first IT department

TOKYO, June 6, 2022 — (JCN Newswire) — NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) today announced that it will establish a connection point to Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute via a dedicated fiber optic connection to Azure provided by the NEC data center Inzai in Japan starting in June 2022. When completed, it will become the first data center owned by an IT service provider to provide a connection point to Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute.

Use case
NEC DX Network Service

In addition, NEC will launch the “NEC DX Network Service” to provide low latency and secure connectivity with Azure using this connection from September 2022. This NEC service will help accelerate customers’ digital transformation and support the growth of the company. Additionally, by combining Microsoft 365, the Azure-based NEC Virtual Desktop service and this service, customers can enjoy powerful and secure digital workplaces to help maximize their productivity.

This initiative is part of a strategic alliance between NEC and Microsoft. NEC aims to provide these services to 100 companies by 2025.

In recent cloud services markets, the use of public clouds has increased due to the acceleration of digital transformation for enterprises, national governments and local governments. However, many Japanese customers tend to store important data in their own IT assets. Therefore, data center services with secure, low-latency connections to public cloud and customer computing assets were required.

NEC will help accelerate customers’ digital transformation through the delivery of services created by the interconnected data center ecosystem. In the future, NEC will continue to strengthen the interconnected ecosystem by improving collaboration with partners that include cloud service providers, and build network services centered on the NEC Inzai data center, which can connect to various services. businesses and deliver better multi-cloud and hybrid services. cloud environments to customers.

Use cases using this connection

NEC Inzai Data Center’s hosting service allows on-premises connection to “Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute”. This highly secure, low-latency connection helps create a more efficient workplace. This will maximize business performance for corporate and public sector clients and help establish a more personalized work style.

About NEC DX Network Service

This NEC Inzai data center network service connects to Azure ExpressRoute, which connects directly to customer assets and to Azure through a closed network connection. Therefore, the closed network connection maintains high security, achieves high availability through redundancy, and enables high-capacity traffic with high-bandwidth connections.

Additionally, using a set of physical lines, this network service offers connection not only to Azure through a closed connection, but also to Internet connection services, NEC’s core data centers, and other cloud services through the network. integration of external services. Going forward, NEC will continue to attract ecosystem partners and expand secure, low-latency connectivity services using on-premises connections.

About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation has established itself as a leader in the integration of information technology and networks while promoting the brand statement “Orchestrating a Brighter World”. NEC enables businesses and communities to adapt to the rapid changes occurring both in society and in the marketplace, as it provides the social values ​​of safety, security, fairness and efficiency to promote a more sustainable world where everyone has the chance to reach their full potential. For more information, visit NEC at

Source: NEC Corporation

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