AWS and Atos join forces to accelerate cloud benefits

AWS and Atos join forces to accelerate cloud benefits

Leading global managed infrastructure services company Atos has signed a landmark agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to enable its customers to accelerate cloud migration and benefit from digital transformation. 

The global strategic transformation agreement between the two companies will allow Atos customers with large-scale infrastructure outsourcing contracts to migrate to the cloud, using AWS as its strategic partner for IT outsourcing and data center transformation.

As part of the agreement, Atos will proactively consult with more than 800 managed infrastructure services customers across the globe to offer a new managed, hybrid-cloud service portfolio that features the option to move selected workloads to AWS.

The offering will provide access to highly industrialized migration methodology and solution accelerators, and customers will be able to leverage AWS services including analytics, compute, databases, machine learning, and storage tools.

AWS will also work with Atos to develop and deliver new solutions for IT outsourcing and data center transformation globally. Over the next three years Atos plans to train its workforce to achieve over 20,000 AWS certifications.

Nourdine Bihmane, co-CEO of Atos said: “We are proud to strengthen our partnership with AWS in a first-of-its-kind collaboration, which is transformational in both its approach and its impact on our customers and the IT outsourcing industry. In addition, this partnership represents another significant step in the Atos transformation. As a trusted partner, we are offering our customers the opportunity to accelerate their migration to AWS’s powerful, proven, cost-effective, and scalable cloud infrastructure, while supporting them in their digital transformation journey.”

Ruba Borno, vice-president of worldwide channels and alliances, AWS, said: “This marks the beginning of a significant transformation of the infrastructure outsourcing industry. Through our collaboration, Atos customers will be able to realize the benefits of moving to the cloud, including reduced operating costs and carbon emissions, as well as increased business value and accelerated digital innovation. We’re excited at the opportunity to work with Atos to upskill their workforce, helping to expand their expertise in cloud technologies so they can enable customers to build, develop, and innovate on the world’s leading cloud.”