“Canopy joins Cloud Foundry Foundation, offers free trial of Canopy Cloud Fabric”

London, 9th December 2014

Accelerates adoption of PaaS with managed cloud service delivering enterprise-class security, privacy and service requirements

Canopy, the Atos cloud powered by EMC and VMware, today announces that it has joined the newly formed Cloud Foundry Foundation with a specific focus on helping enterprises to accelerate time to market for their next generation social, mobile, and big data/analytics applications delivered in the cloud. A free trial of the Canopy Cloud Fabric managed cloud service allows organisations to evaluate the power of Cloud Foundry without the pain of having to download, install, configure and maintain it themselves.

Canopy is pleased to join the Cloud Foundry Foundation to help establish and sustain Cloud Foundry as the global industry standard Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) open source technology. As an established enterprise cloud service provider and broker, Canopy brings a wealth of expertise in meeting the stringent security, privacy and compliance requirements of some of the largest organisations in the world.

Canopy Cloud Fabric takes Pivotal CF – the leading enterprise distribution of Cloud Foundry – and delivers it as a managed cloud service. This means that organisations can immediately focus their developers on consuming the value of the PaaS rather than be distracted by having to learn how to download, install, configure, maintain and support the PaaS environment themselves.

Canopy further extends the solution to meet enterprise requirements with additional value-add capabilities:

  • 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

Free Trial of Canopy Cloud Fabric

Since PaaS is relatively new to many organisations, the best way to realize the benefits is to have the opportunity to use a PaaS without having to make significant investments in time or money. To celebrate the formal creation of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, Canopy is offering a free trial through which qualifying organizations can test drive the Canopy Cloud Fabric service with no charge for a limited time. Click here to apply (terms and conditions apply, Canopy reserves the right to accept or reject applications at its sole discretion).

Darren Ratcliffe, Senior Vice President PaaS, Canopy said: “Cloud Foundry is set to become the defacto standard for PaaS. Canopy is excited about the opportunity to work with the Cloud Foundry Foundation to accelerate the adoption of PaaS in the enterprise.”

Leo Spiegel, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, Pivotal said: “We are pleased to welcome Canopy as a contributing member of the Cloud Foundry Foundation. Attracting enterprise players of this calibre to our thriving ecosystem is vital to achieving our mission of establishing and sustaining Cloud Foundry as the global industry standard PaaS.”

About Canopy

Canopy, the Atos cloud powered by EMC² 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 a digital services leader 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 & Cyber-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: Defense, 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.

For more information, contact:

Caroline Crouch
Atos
Caroline.crouch@atos.net

Naomi Longworth/George Baggaley
Brands2Life
canopy@brands2life.com
+44 20 7592 1200