“Canopy, the Atos Cloud named a leading provider for Cloud Transformation by Experton Group in its Cloud Vendor Benchmark Study”
Munich, July 09, 2014
Cloud Services from Canopy, the Atos Cloud positioned in four Leader Quadrants
Canopy, the Atos Cloud powered by EMC and VMware, is once again named a leading provider for “Cloud Transformation” in the German market in the Experton Group Cloud Vendor Benchmark 2014 study. The independent study analyzed almost 140 cloud-services providers in the German market.
The category Cloud Transformation reflects the competencies in the areas of consulting as well as integration, which an IT-service provider should provide, in order to prepare its customer for the journey to the cloud. The successful companies were those that can consult on a technical level and also follow an integrated consulting approach. Here Canopy (Atos) scores highly with extensive competencies in strategic development and technical implementation. The cloud expertise of Atos, combined with the competencies of EMC and VMware, enables Canopy to guide large companies on their journey to the cloud– regardless of their initial situation and goals.
“Powered by EMC and VMware, Canopy is developing into Atos' flagship cloud service or one-stop-shop”, says Heiko Henkes, Manager Advisor at the Experton Group on concluding the assessment of Canopy (Atos).
Dirk Münchow, Vice President Sales, Central & Eastern Europe at Canopy (Atos) adds: “The analysis by the Experton Group confirms our broad service and knowledge spectrum, which ranges from the journey to the cloud through to identifying business requirements and establishing business processes for specific requirements on infrastructure and platform.”
In addition to a top-positioning in the field of Cloud Transformation, Canopy (Atos) was also positioned in the Leader Quadrant for four additional categories including Public Cloud and Enterprise Public Cloud Services for its extensive portfolio and numerous additional services.
It was also positioned as a Leader in the field of Managed Private Cloud Services in recognition of the fact that its cloud-services can be provided from the customer data center as well as from the Atos data centers. In addition Canopy (Atos) scores well for consulting expertise as well as security: Atos has been certified by the Federal Office for Security in the Information technology as IT-security service provider for IS-Revision and IS-consulting.
It was also in a leading position in the category Platform as a Service (PaaS) for its Compose- and Cloud Fabric-Initiatives. These support customers to transfer their new and existing applications faster and easier into the cloud. New applications should smoothly fit in the existing IT-landscape of the customer. This solution approach corresponds to the digitalization trend of all business processes and models, which the Experton Group sees in the market.
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.
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.