Atos, EMC and VMware to Form Open Cloud Computing Alliance

Atos, EMC and VMware have announced an open cloud computing alliance. Additionally, Atos plans to create a new company, Canopy, providing a wide range of cloud solutions and services designed to speed the delivery and help customers quickly take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing. Based on best-of-breed technology from global cloud computing industry leaders EMC and VMware, the new offerings will include an open cloud platform that enables customers to easily and flexibly choose, access and deploy cloud-based services for their enterprise IT needs.

Canopy will provide a market-leading one-stop shop for cloud services, enabling organisations to easily, securely and cost effectively accelerate their move to the cloud. As part of the alliance and in addition to providing the advanced technologies upon which the new Atos cloud solutions and services will be delivered, EMC and VMware also intend to invest alongside Atos to help drive innovation and the successful adoption of Canopy’s solutions in the marketplace.

Joe Tucci, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO), EMC, said: “Cloud computing is altering forever the way in which IT is designed and consumed across data centres, applications and end user access points. EMC looks forward to working even more closely with Atos, accelerating this shared vision and making the benefits of cloud computing a reality for enterprise customers in key targeted industries.”


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