Atos launches Atos Canopy Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack, a fully integrated hybrid cloud service, powered by the DELL EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack hybrid cloud platform. The new solution is a complete end-to-end Cloud offering, bringing together the combined experience from Atos, Dell EMC and Microsoft to make it easier for businesses to manage workloads and build and share cloud-native applications across both private and public clouds. Canopy is the Atos brand for Cloud and a key component of Atos’ Digital Transformation Factory strategy.
Interoperability between public and private cloud resources has quickly become a top requirement for many organizations’ IT infrastructures. A recent study by IDC* shows that 80 percent of large organizations have a hybrid cloud strategy and 51 percent already use both public and private cloud infrastructure resources.
Azure Stack is an extension of Azure, enabling new hybrid cloud applications. Using the combined experience and expertise from Atos, Dell EMC and Microsoft, this offering enables businesses to simply and quickly build a hybrid cloud deployment based on Microsoft Azure Stack. It offers automated delivery of IT services for both cloud-native and traditional applications. Additionally, it unifies the experience across the Azure public cloud platform and on-premises with Azure Stack, so businesses can manage workloads and deploy new apps in the cloud more easily, regardless of which cloud they are deployed to.
Businesses will benefit from increased control, flexibility and agility as well as reduced costs, without compromising on compliance or security. As a result, organizations can better engage with their customers, reduce time to market for new services, and free resources to focus on adding business value.
Peter Pluim, Executive Vice President IDM, Atos says: “We believe the hybrid cloud is the foundation of the digital transformation of our clients. This truly integrated solution supports businesses on their hybrid digital transformation journeys and enables them to respond swiftly to the market and create exceptional customer experiences.”
Peter Cutts, Senior Vice President, Hybrid Cloud Platforms, Dell EMC comments: “Adopting a hybrid cloud strategy is key to both IT and digital transformation because it enables IT to rapidly develop and deploy new applications, optimize resources, control costs and deliver the best possible customer experiences. Our trusted hybrid cloud platforms make the complex simple, helping customers accelerate delivery of cloud services, reduce cost, and allow them to focus on adding value to their business.” As per the release, the new solution is expected to be available in the second half of calendar year 2017.