“Canopy Enhances Enterprise Private Cloud with the Power of EMC Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud”

Paris – May 7, 2015

Canopy Achieves Certification Status for Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Implementation and is Identified Among First Partners to Become EMC Federation Ready

Canopy - the Atos Cloud – today announced that it has updated its Cloud offering with EMC's Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud (FEHC). Canopy's Enterprise Private Cloud (EPC) creates a bridge between the safe harbor of private cloud and the added flexibility and scalability of public cloud.

Already a Platinum EMC Business Partner, Canopy has achieved certification status for EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud implementation and is on track to become one of the first EMC partners to achieve Federation Ready credentials for Enterprise Hybrid Cloud. Federation Ready EMC Business Partners are able to sell and deliver EMC solutions by leveraging the power of the EMC Federation.

With Canopy's enhanced EPC, clients can take advantage of cloud bursting – temporary use of Canopy's shared, global multi-tenant cloud for additional computing capacity – to scale infrastructure when required. For example, retailers can better handle online shopping peaks, and manufacturing application development support. This new service can be provided to clients using the Canopy EPC.

The Canopy EPC provides customers with greater freedom of choice and peace of mind with a range of hybrid cloud options. Enterprise-critical workloads can be hosted in Canopy's Enterprise Private Cloud with a choice to place it in an Atos or customer data center, or off-premise in Canopy's multi-tenant cloud platforms with Cloud Infrastructure Services and Trusted Agile Infrastructure depending on the data locality and sovereignty requirements. When combined with Canopy orchestration and integration solutions , Canopy now offers clients the ability to host workloads in a hybrid fashion on Canopy and third-party public cloud.

Philippe Llorens, CEO at Canopy, said: “Today's announcement marks an important step in our strategy to engineer, operate and orchestrate cloud services that enable our customers to transform their business. It also demonstrates our strong commitment to hybrid cloud and our alignment to the EMC architecture for both public and private clouds.

Philippe continued: “This new service provides CIOs with the gateway to make public cloud part of their architecture, while minimizing risk and maximizing efficiency of the enterprise infrastructure.”

“Cloud is a key component for mission-critical IT transformation that enables businesses to increase agility, minimize operational costs, and reduce risk,” said Chris Riley, Senior Vice President, Global Strategic Alliances, EMC Corporation. “Canopy's managed hybrid cloud solutions powered by the Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud, pave the way for enterprise customers to make this vital transition to the cloud on their own terms, regardless of their hosting preferences, so their IT initiatives will scale to meet their current and future requirements.”

About Canopy

Canopy, the Atos cloud, powered by EMC and VMware, is the Cloud Service Line of Atos and a global player in the Cloud market with presence in Europe, Americas and APAC. 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 Global digital services leader with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa € 10 billion and 83,000 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.

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