“Atos and EMC to Further Strengthen Strategic Alliance”
Paris, France and Hopkinton, MA, February 26, 2015
Atos (EPA:ATO) and EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) today announced plans to further strengthen their strategic alliance. Three years ago, Atos, EMC, and VMware jointly created Canopy, the end-to-end cloud service provider enabling customers to drive transformational IT via the cloud. With 37% revenue growth over the last year Canopy has been ranked by IDC as a leading European cloud professional service provider based on revenues.
The successful development of Canopy, the recent significant reinforcement of Atos in big data, and security through the acquisition of Bull as well as the growing access of Atos in North America through the planned acquisition of Xerox ITO open new possibilities for the Atos and EMC strategic relationship. These developments now enable Atos and EMC to extend the scope and possibilities of what the two companies can achieve together across the EMC Federation of strategically aligned businesses and the newly expanded Atos capabilities.
Atos also has decided to re-integrate the Canopy subsidiary and make it part of the Atos corporate structure. EMC and VMware intend to continue their strategic long-term investment, now as shareholders of Atos.
These moves will allow the continuous support and strong collaboration of EMC and VMware with Canopy, while strengthening the partnership between the EMC Federation of strategically aligned businesses and Atos Consulting & System integration as well as the newly created Big Data & Cyber-Security Atos divisions.
Joe Tucci, EMC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “EMC and Atos enjoy a long and fruitful relationship based on helping customers optimize their existing infrastructures while building new infrastructures to support the unique requirements of cloud computing, mobile, social and Big Data. EMC is excited to enhance our work with Atos as we expand the scope of our mutual commitment.”
Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO of Atos said: “We warmly welcome EMC's continued investment, now in Atos. This is opening a new era in our already very fruitful relationship. As a strategic partner and now shareholder EMC will greatly contribute to Atos strategic ambition in the benefit of its shareholders, customers and Business Technologists.”
Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a Global digital services leader with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa € 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.
EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset – information – in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at www.EMC.com.
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