“Atos signs 6-year outsourcing contract with EDF Luminus”
Paris - Brussels, 27 August 2013
Long-term partnership set to reduce operating costs and encourage continuous improvement and innovation
Atos, an international IT services company, today announced the signing of an outsourcing contract with EDF subsidiary, EDF Luminus, the second largest energy company in Belgium. The contract will see Atos take over the centralisation and standardisation of EDF Luminus IT services and infrastructure, with hosting of the applications in the EDF data centres.
Atos, positioned by Gartner in the Leaders Quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services, Europe 2013"1, was chosen by EDF Luminus to rationalise, industrialise and transform its IT operations. Atos successfully offered an extremely competitive delivery model, at industrial and financial level, which takes account of the current and future requirements of EDF Luminus and its particularly stringent security demands. The Atos Tooling Framework (ATF), the methodology through which the managed infrastructure solutions will be provided, has been a determining factor in the decision by EDF Luminus.
"The ambition of Atos is to go beyond the objectives traditionally assigned to outsourcers, and to establish a long-term partnership able to deliver the highest quality services at the best cost, thus allowing economic gains in order to reinforce the ‘time to market' of EDF Luminus in the Energy & Utilities market", said Didier Beau, Global Account Executive at Atos.
Because Atos has been a major industrial partner of EDF for thirty years, most notably with its Shared Services Division, teams are already in place to:
- Bring about the transformation of infrastructure with service level agreements for all services
- Implement the Business Recovery Plan without failure (using redundant infrastructure between the various EDF SA data centres in France)
- Set up governance to ensure the best service levels for end users with maximum reactivity.
Outsourcing activities, for which Atos is the European leader, are managed by more than 28,000 members of staff and represent more than €4 billion in turnover. Atos ensures information management for more than 140,000 servers, of which the virtualisation rate is already almost 40%. In the growing Cloud space, Atos generates a turnover of around €200 million through its structure dedicated to Cloud activities, known as CANOPY, the Open Cloud Company.
Atos SE (Societas europaea) is an international information technology services company with annual 2012 revenue of EUR 8.8 billion and 77,000 employees in 47 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers IT services in 3 domains, Consulting & Technology Services, Systems Integration and Managed Services & BPO, and transactional services through Worldline. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail & Services; Public sector, Healthcare & Transports; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities. Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is quoted on the NYSE Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Worldline and Atos Worldgrid.
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1 Gartner: “Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services, Europe” by Claudio Da Rold, GianlucaTramacere, Frank Ridder, 18 July, 2013. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.