“Evonik awards new Collaboration Cloud Services contract to Atos”

Munich, 24 March, 2015

Atos will support Evonik through the major transformation of its communication and collaboration tools for employees

Evonik, a global specialty chemicals company, has awarded a new contract to Atos to support the major transformation of its IT communication and collaboration systems for employees.

Under the contract, Canopy, the Atos Cloud, will implement and run a private cloud solution to create a fully cloud enabled platform providing collaboration and communication applications in a pay for usage model. The Canopy “A3C” solution based on Microsoft technology enables Evonik to make use of the newest collaboration software, now and in the future. Evonik will also be able to adapt this environment as business needs change without need for investment in assets.

The new Unified Communication & Collaboration environment replaces the actual Lotus Notes environment. The “A3C” solution includes the Microsoft applications for Lync, SharePoint and Exchange and will be operated in a private cloud for Evonik. Atos will manage the migration to the cloud and the operations of the private cloud environment.

”With the Atos “A3C” solution, we will have a powerful, progressive and reliable collaboration solution for our everyday work”, said Dr. Bettina Uhlich, CIO at Evonik Industries AG. ”We are convinced of the benefits of a private cloud which provides flexible capabilities combined with high European data protection standards. We have chosen Atos for its high quality solution and cost effectiveness. We also were particularly pleased about the excellent collaboration between the Evonik and Atos teams”.

“Our long-term cooperation with Evonik Industries AG is now heading into a new dimension,” says Martin Wibbe, VP and COO of Manufacturing, Retail & Transportation services at Atos. “ As Europe's largest provider of cloud services we offer cost-effective and flexible performance for the benefit of Evonik. We are exited that Evonik has taken its first strategic step into the cloud with us.”

About Atos

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.

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.