Atos, EMC, VMware to form open cloud alliance

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PARIS, FRANCE: Atos, EMC Corporation and VMware announced a strategic alliance for open cloud computing.


The new offerings will include an open cloud platform that enables customers to choose, access and deploy cloud-based services.

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Thierry Breton, chairman and chief executive officer, Atos, said: “Today’s enterprises and governments face in parallel massive pressures on IT costs, growing user expectations for agility, user-friendliness, and innovation. Cloud Computing is radically changing the world of IT by meeting these needs. The launch of Canopy and its unique set of enterprise-grade services will ensure that Atos is well positioned to play a leading role in this new and growing market."


Moreover, Atos also plans to create a new company, Canopy, providing a wide range of cloud solutions and services.

"Canopy will provide a 'one-stop shop' for cloud services, enabling organizations to easily, securely and cost effectively accelerate their move to the cloud," a release says.

As part of the strategic alliance and in addition to providing the technologies upon which the new Atos cloud solutions and services will be delivered, EMC and VMware also intend to invest alongside Atos to help drive innovation and the adoption of Canopy’s solutions in the marketplace.


"The value of today’s strategic alliance is very promising for our customers as Canopy has been designed to leverage the capabilities of Atos, EMC and VMware technologies so as to offer our clients the best one-stop-shop cloud services. Canopy will in particular closely work with its private and public sector customers to guarantee that its cloud solutions and operations will provide the highest level of integrity, reliability and security,” he added.

Joe  Tucci, chairman and chief executive officer, EMC,  said: “Cloud computing is altering forever the way in which IT is designed and consumed across data centres, applications and end user access points. EMC looks forward to working even more closely with Atos, accelerating this shared vision and making the benefits of cloud computing a reality for enterprise customers in key targeted industries.”

The new cloud offerings will be based on open standards and will be targeted at selected vertical markets, which include, an enterprise application store, an enterprise platform as a service (PaaS), a private cloud, cloud strategy and transformation journey design.

Paul Maritz, chief executive officer, VMware said: “Cloud computing represents a significant shift in how customers consume and manage IT resources, but they are asking for the benefits of the cloud on their terms, with the ability for managed services to be delivered on or off premise."