“Canopy extends cloud platform for digital business with new Enterprise PaaS offering and joins Cloud Foundry Foundation ”

San Francisco, 11th June 2014

Empowering digital businesses to accelerate time to market with new business innovation delivered through software

Canopy, the Atos cloud powered by EMC and VMware, today announces at the Cloud Foundry Summit the second instalment of its cloud platform for digital business strategy with the introduction of Canopy Cloud Fabric, a new cloud service which delivers Pivotal CF, the leading enterprise distribution of Cloud Foundry, as a service. It is fully supported and managed with enterprise service level agreements (SLAs) and a range of choices over tenancy, geography, hosting and pricing models. Canopy further extends the Canopy Cloud Fabric solution with a comprehensive range of consulting, customization and developer services to support enterprises in their adoption of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).

 

Canopy and Pivotal are also announcing that Canopy is joining the Cloud Foundry Foundation as a Silver member, helping to create an open ecosystem to foster the growth and development of open enterprise Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that is agile, flexible and easy to use.

 

A key concern for both business and IT stakeholders who want to reinvent their organization as an adaptive digital enterprise is how they can consistently deliver new and better digital experiences for their customers faster than their competitors. PaaS is critical to driving business innovation through software because it enables organizations to move from few large application updates per year to smaller updates delivered much more frequently. Getting to market faster with new innovations for customers enables adaptive digital enterprises to pull away from their competitors.

Introducing Canopy Cloud Fabric

 

Canopy Cloud Fabric takes Pivotal CF – the leading Enterprise PaaS – and delivers it as a managed cloud service with additional capabilities from Canopy:

 

  • Choice of locations around the world to meet data locality/sovereignty requirements
  • Choice of hosting arrangements, including the option to host your own dedicated private PaaS in your own datacentre
  • Range of application services provided and managed by Canopy, including the option to host services locally to your application to remove network latency issues
  • Consulting, customisation and developer services to customise the solution to meet the specific needs of your organization
  • All of the above managed and supported by Canopy with rock solid enterprise class service levels

Canopy Cloud Fabric Early Adopter Program

 

Canopy offers an early adopter program through which qualifying organizations can test drive the Canopy Cloud Fabric service with no charge for a limited time. To apply, please email cloudfabric_admin@canopy-cloud.com or use the Contact Us web form. Terms and conditions apply, Canopy reserves the right to accept or reject applications at its sole discretion.

 

For more information visit Canopy at booth 20 at Cloud Foundry Summit (June 9-11, San Francisco).

 

Darren Ratcliffe, Senior Vice President PaaS, Canopy said:

“We're operating in one of the most disruptive eras of IT in the last 25 years – an era of Digital Darwinism where companies will be made or broken by their ability to adapt quickly to meet changing digital demands. We are excited about joining the Cloud Foundry Foundation and helping organizations unlock the value of PaaS through Canopy Cloud Fabric powered by Pivotal Cloud Foundry.”

 

Leo Spiegel, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, Pivotal said:

“Cloud and specifically PaaS is a critical piece in the digital puzzle, enabling organizations to rediscover software development that will shape product innovation. By joining the Cloud Foundry Foundation and basing Canopy Cloud Fabric on Pivotal CF, Canopy demonstrates a shared vision to promote and realise the benefits of PaaS for organizations who want to be digital leaders.”

About Canopy

 

Canopy, the Atos cloud powered by EMC and VMware, is the Cloud Service Line of Atos and the European leader in enterprise and government cloud. Offering a one-stop-shop for cloud services focused exclusively on cloud delivery to large public and multinational private sector organizations, Canopy brings substantial benefits to its customers: IT cost reduction and reduced capex expenditure through flexible pricing models plus access to innovative and agile technology that can enable rapid cloud implementation and faster time to market for products and services. Canopy offerings are based on open standards so customers can choose their preferred technology and decide whether to run solutions off- or on-premise to best meet their business needs. Headquartered in London (UK), Canopy currently operates in 9 countries across 3 continents. For more information: www.canopy-cloud.com.

About Atos

 

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is an international information technology services company with 2013 annual revenue of €8.6 billion and 76,300 employees in 52 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; Telco, Media & 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 & 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.

For more information, contact:

 

Caroline Crouch

Atos

Caroline.crouch@atos.net

 

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canopy@brands2life.com

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