“Canopy achieves Cisco® Cloud Master Service Provider (CMSP) Certification”
Paris, December 2, 2014
Canopy, the Atos cloud powered by EMC and VMware, announced today that it has achieved the Cisco® Master Service Provider Certification for cloud and managed services. This certification recognizes Canopy as having the capabilities to sell and deliver cloud and managed services to help accelerate time to market and time to revenue. Additionally, the certification rewards partners for their expertise and investments for creating, selling and delivering cloud and managed services with financial incentives and go-to-market benefits in all countries of legal presence.
“Achieving the Cisco Master Service Provider certification is an important step for our customers as it provides an external guarantee of the robustness of our Enterprise cloud solutions,” said Jacques Pommeraud, Canopy CEO. “As the European leader in cloud computing we have built our reputation on trust, security, and enterprise-grade designs. Taking this step further in our partnership with Cisco means bringing more innovation, vision and value to our customers around the globe.”
The Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification is part of the Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Program, focused on helping partners such as Canopy to envision, build, market, and sell cloud and managed services with business acceleration tools and services, sales training and the Cisco Cloud Marketplace to address the varied needs of its customers.
As a Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certified Partner, Canopy will offer at least one Cisco Powered service, built on the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework, and provide basic management capabilities that support Cisco technologies.
In addition, Canopy has achieved Cisco Powered services designations in Cisco Powered Cloud (IaaS)
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 a leader in digital services with 2013 pro forma annual revenue of € 10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defence, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media & Utilities, Public Sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation. Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, and Worldline.
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