URC Vietnam partners with NTT for a cloud-first future through Cisco SASE and Microsoft Azure - Intelligent CIO APAC
URC Vietnam partners with NTT for a cloud-first future through Cisco SASE and Microsoft Azure

URC Vietnam partners with NTT for a cloud-first future through Cisco SASE and Microsoft Azure

NTT, a leading IT infrastructure and services company, and URC Vietnam, a part of Universal Robina Corporation and one of the leaders in the food and beverage industry, have announced their partnership, to future-proof URC’s IT and security infrastructure though NTT’s managed cloud services.

This initiative supports URC Vietnam’s vision of securing a cloud-first organization, which will enable them to quickly adapt to changing business needs.

With URC Vietnam’s distributed workforce and hybrid workplace model, it was imperative that all end-user devices were centrally managed, while ensuring that employees had multi-location and secure access to their applications.

As part of the partnership, NTT developed a solution that harnessed Cisco SASE and Microsoft Azure to accelerate and support operational efficiency across the company. NTT ensured that the URC network was connected via a managed Cisco SD-WAN to provide a secure connection from anywhere. The zero-trust approach to security allows URC to securely manage all its applications from a single interface. Even with its pan-Vietnam footprint, employees get to enjoy the full advantage of greater agility, increased security and full visibility.

NTT has also created an Azure Landing Zone to allow the organization to securely access data and applications. As a result, URC Vietnam could quickly and securely migrate and deploy applications within the cloud environment.

“We concentrated our efforts in developing and fine-tuning a system that opened new horizons of agility and flexibility in URC’s operations, without compromising on the security of its interactions and data,” said Junjiro Yuba, CEO in Vietnam for NTT. “With URC’s devices and applications now secured, they can focus on driving innovation, while we ensure that its environment remains secure with our managed services.”

“All our components needed to talk to each other and share data. A fundamental building block of Digital Transformation is ensuring that all transactions are secure. Our customers need to be able to navigate in a safe and secure environment,” said Karen Salgado, CIO at URC.

“We want to move more systems on to Azure,” said Hoang Tuan Quynh, IT Director, URC Vietnam. “Next is human capital management, followed by the warehouse system. We, at URC Vietnam, are very forward-thinking in terms of digital innovation and, with help from our very supportive management team, we will continue on this journey.”

The two companies are currently working together to create a roadmap for the migration of the entirety of URC Vietnam’s applications on to Azure.

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