NRI Named as a Premier Consulting Partner of Amazon Web Services

Tokyo - 11 July 2013

Nomura Research Institute (NRI), Ltd., a leading global IT solutions and consulting services provider, announced today the firm has achieved the status of Amazon Web Services (AWS) premier consulting partner, making NRI one of the first Japanese companies to become a premier member of the AWS Partner Network (APN).

To support the forthcoming work with AWS, NRI is building a business unit that will include a staff of management consultants, system architects, data analysts and engineers dedicated to support system design, implementation and management. NRI plans to expand the team to more than 100 individuals within two years. Through this partnership, NRI will support clients who leverage the AWS secure cloud infrastructure for their enterprise IT, drawing on the firm’s breadth of experience in providing solutions for financial services, logistics, manufacturing and public sectors.

“With our experience in large-scale AWS-based enterprise systems, we are well-positioned to work with Amazon Web Services for this initiative,” said Tatsuya Watahiki, Senior Corporate Managing Director, NRI. “As the industry continues to evolve, financial services firms are increasingly looking to leverage secure cloud technology to improve their business operations. We have been utilizing AWS to provide cloud services for Japanese corporations for several years and are excited to have the opportunity to work with AWS to further extend the offering.”

As cloud infrastructure continues to gain momentum across a variety of sectors, NRI plans to expand cloud solutions to the financial services sector.

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