Canopy to Provide Open Cloud Technology

Atos, EMC and VMware announced an alliance for open cloud computing. This alliance is aimed at improving customer satisfaction by speeding up delivery and providing better customer service. This open cloud platform will allow the customer to choose easily and flexibly, access and deploy services for their requirements as soon as possible.

For this effect, Atos has formed an independent business unit, Canopy, which will serve as a one stop shop for all cloud computing queries and services. This way, there is always help for organizations looking for consulting and wanting to speed up the transition to the cloud. Canopy will provide leading innovations in cloud technology with VMware and EMC chipping in.

Thierry Breton, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at 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. 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.”

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 centers, 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.”

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. We're pleased to be working with Atos and EMC to deliver cloud solutions in this fashion – simplifying and automating IT services to help customers not only reduce costs, but also transform IT into a strategic asset that yields business and competitive value. ”

Source: Reuters

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