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Canopy joins Cloud Foundry Foundation, offers free trial of Canopy Cloud Fabric

Press Releases   •   Dec 09, 2014 08:59 GMT

Accelerates adoption of PaaS with managed cloud service delivering enterprise-class security, privacy and service requirements

London, 9th December 2014

Canopy, the Atos cloud powered by EMC and VMware, today announces that it has joined the newly formed Cloud Foundry Foundation with a specific focus on helping enterprises to accelerate time to market for their next generation social, mobile, and big data/analytics applications delivered in the cloud. A free trial of the Canopy Cloud Fabric managed cloud service allows organisations to evaluate the power of Cloud Foundry without the pain of having to download, install, configure and maintain it themselves.

Canopy is pleased to join the Cloud Foundry Foundation to help establish and sustain Cloud Foundry as the global industry standard Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) open source technology. As an established enterprise cloud service provider and broker, Canopy brings a wealth of expertise in meeting the stringent security, privacy and compliance requirements of some of the largest organisations in the world.

Canopy Cloud Fabric takes Pivotal CF – the leading enterprise distribution of Cloud Foundry – and delivers it as a managed cloud service. This means that organisations can immediately focus their developers on consuming the value of the PaaS rather than be distracted by having to learn how to download, install, configure, maintain and support the PaaS environment themselves.

Canopy further extends the solution to meet enterprise requirements with additional value-add capabilities:

  • Choice of locations around the world to meet data locality/sovereignty requirements
  • Choice of hosting arrangements, including the option to host your own dedicated private PaaS in your own datacentre
  • Range of application services provided and managed by Canopy, including the option to host services locally to your application to remove network latency issues
  • Consulting, customisation and developer services to customise the solution to meet the specific needs of your organization
  • All of the above managed and supported by Canopy with rock solid enterprise class service levels

Free Trial of Canopy Cloud Fabric


Since PaaS is relatively new to many organisations, the best way to realize the benefits is to have the opportunity to use a PaaS without having to make significant investments in time or money. To celebrate the formal creation of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, Canopy is offering a free trial through which qualifying organizations can test drive the Canopy Cloud Fabric service with no charge for a limited time. Click here to apply (terms and conditions apply, Canopy reserves the right to accept or reject applications at its sole discretion).

Darren Ratcliffe, Senior Vice President PaaS, Canopy said: “Cloud Foundry is set to become the defacto standard for PaaS. Canopy is excited about the opportunity to work with the Cloud Foundry Foundation to accelerate the adoption of PaaS in the enterprise.”

Leo Spiegel, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, Pivotal said: “We are pleased to welcome Canopy as a contributing member of the Cloud Foundry Foundation. Attracting enterprise players of this calibre to our thriving ecosystem is vital to achieving our mission of establishing and sustaining Cloud Foundry as the global industry standard PaaS.”

About Canopy


Canopy, the Atos cloud powered by EMC² 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.

For more information, contact:


Caroline Crouch
Atos
Caroline.crouch@atos.net

Naomi Longworth/George Baggaley
Brands2Life
canopy@brands2life.com
+44 20 7592 1200

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a digital services leader with 2013 pro forma annual revenue of € 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. For more information, visit: atos.net

Canopy, the Atos cloud powered by EMC and VMware, today announces that it has joined the newly formed Cloud Foundry Foundation with a specific focus on helping enterprises to accelerate time to market for their next generation social, mobile, and big data/analytics applications delivered in the cloud.

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Atos and CA Technologies Partner to help organisations embrace the Application Economy

Press Releases   •   Dec 08, 2014 08:43 GMT

Developers, testers and performance engineering teams can work in parallel for faster delivery, higher application quality and reliability

New York and Paris, 8 December 2014

Atos, an international leader in digital services, and CA Technologies, join forces to enable their customers to fully embrace the opportunities that the application economy* presents, with the launch of a new and innovative Service Virtualization and Agile Testing Center of Excellence (COE). The new end-to-end “Agile Testing” approach allows developers, testers and performance engineering teams to work in parallel for faster delivery, higher application quality and reliability.

“Today, in the application economy, all companies face tremendous pressure to deliver higher quality applications faster at lower cost than ever before. This is why Atos has chosen the CA Service Virtualization solution to help customers reduce time-to-market, lower infrastructure costs, mitigate contention for labs and deliver better overall application quality. Our approach enables Atos and CA customers to “shift quality left” in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)”, said Francis Meston, Executive Vice President Global Consulting and Systems Integration at Atos.

The new Service Virtualization and Agile Testing Centers of Excellence (COE) are designed to nurture specialized talent and drive research, whilst facilitating best practices and solution accelerators in these areas. Service Virtualization is a critical component addressing DevOps challenges.

“Every business is becoming a software business as applications are often the face of the organisation, so both quality and speed are vital in the application economy” said Eric Grotefeld, Senior Vice President Solution Sales, Application Delivery, CA Technologies. “A recent survey [1] revealed that 94% of business executives face increased pressure to release applications more quickly. Our joint customers can benefit greatly from our global partnerships to gain new competitive advantage in a world powered by applications”.

“Atos and CA Technologies joint focus is to bring to market a new end-to-end ‘Agile Testing’ approach that allows developers, testers and performance teams to work in parallel for faster delivery and higher application quality and reliability. These attributes are fundamental requirements for our customers and prospects to seize the opportunities created by the application economy” concluded Francis Meston at Atos

*We live in an application economy. Retail, news, entertainment, banking, education, government, communications - everything is driven by a connected, mobile, application-based world where company’s customers are far more likely to experience their brand and interact with an enterprise through a software application than a live person. To thrive in this new reality, developing and delivering superior user experiences that engage customers and staff is now the ultimate priority. And all of it is enabled by software.

About CA Technologies

CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) creates software that fuels transformation for companies and enables them to seize the opportunities of the application economy. Software is at the heart of every business in every industry. From planning, to development, to management and security, CA is working with companies worldwide to change the way we live, transact, and communicate – across mobile, private and public cloud, distributed and mainframe environments. Learn more at www.ca.com.

Press Contacts:

Atos
Jose de Vries
+31 6 30 27 26 11
Jose.devries@atos.net

CA Technologies
Patrice Taurel
+33 6 20 22 12 26
Patrice.Taurel@ca.com

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a digital services leader with 2013 pro forma annual revenue of € 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. For more information, visit: atos.net

Atos, an international leader in digital services, and CA Technologies, join forces to enable their customers to fully embrace the opportunities that the application economy* presents, with the launch of a new and innovative Service Virtualization and Agile Testing Center of Excellence (COE).

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Atos focuses its mainframe expertise in high-performance data center in Frankfurt

Press Releases   •   Dec 03, 2014 10:11 GMT

Munich, 03 December 2014

Atos, an international leader in digital services, moves to a new high-performance data center in Frankfurt am Main to serve its European and US American mainframe customers. With a total computing power of over 50,000 MIPS the European Mainframe Hub (EMH) is among the largest mainframe data centers in Europe.

“Combining our international mainframe expertise in one location provides cost advantages for our customers,” says Winfried Holz, CEO of Atos in Germany. “We also underline our position as a leading European company that offers its clients long-term secure, fast and stable international data connections."

The EMH provides the latest generation of IBM mainframe processors for Atos customers. The data center thus enables standard and new innovative mainframe tasks such as data and transaction processing taking into account specific security guidelines, as required for example for Data Analytics. The dual data center consists of two independent and spatially separated locations. The data from the mainframe environment is mirrored across both data center locations. The datacenters of the EMH fulfill the international standards of Tier 3 of the Uptime Institute, which requires that both elements run parallel and serve as mutual backup data center (active-active approach). Some elements are even certified with Tier 4. The centers are also housed in special buildings with numerous dedicated security measures. The dual data centers meet, in addition to numerous other certifications, the certification according to ISO 27001 and PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) and is also compliant with the requirements of the German Federal Office for Information Security (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik).

Next to its central position within Germany, the location of Frankfurt am Main also offers the proximity to the international internet exchange DE-CIX, the world's largest Internet node, which is located in Frankfurt as well. This offers best international network connectivity.

Atos is convinced that due to security, scalability and speed, the mainframe technology will maintain its important role in the processing of business-critical data in the future. With the expansion of the EMH Atos demonstrates that it will offer these services in the long term and align them according to current developments. The move of the EMH to Frankfurt is also a central component of the global Atos mainframe strategy: By bundling at competence centers customers should benefit from the latest technologies faster. The move also supports the Ambition 2016, which aims at expanding the leadership of Atos in the managed services sector.

For more information, contact:

Stefan Pieper,
+49 178 4686875,
Stefan.pieper@atos.net

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a digital services leader with 2013 pro forma annual revenue of € 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. For more information, visit: atos.net

Atos, an international leader in digital services, moves to a new high-performance data center in Frankfurt am Main to serve its European and US American mainframe customers. With a total computing power of over 50,000 MIPS the European Mainframe Hub (EMH) is among the largest mainframe data centers in Europe.

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Canopy achieves Cisco® Cloud Master Service Provider (CMSP) Certification

Press Releases   •   Dec 02, 2014 09:57 GMT

Paris, December 2, 2014

Canopy, the Atos cloud powered by EMC and VMware, announced today that it has achieved the Cisco® Master Service Provider Certification for cloud and managed services. This certification recognizes Canopy as having the capabilities to sell and deliver cloud and managed services to help accelerate time to market and time to revenue. Additionally, the certification rewards partners for their expertise and investments for creating, selling and delivering cloud and managed services with financial incentives and go-to-market benefits in all countries of legal presence.

“Achieving the Cisco Master Service Provider certification is an important step for our customers as it provides an external guarantee of the robustness of our Enterprise cloud solutions,” said Jacques Pommeraud, Canopy CEO. “As the European leader in cloud computing we have built our reputation on trust, security, and enterprise-grade designs. Taking this step further in our partnership with Cisco means bringing more innovation, vision and value to our customers around the globe.”

The Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification is part of the Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Program, focused on helping partners such as Canopy to envision, build, market, and sell cloud and managed services with business acceleration tools and services, sales training and the Cisco Cloud Marketplace to address the varied needs of its customers.

As a Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certified Partner, Canopy will offer at least one Cisco Powered service, built on the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework, and provide basic management capabilities that support Cisco technologies.

In addition, Canopy has achieved Cisco Powered services designations in Cisco Powered Cloud (IaaS)

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.

For more information, contact:


Caroline Crouch
Email: caroline.crouch@atos.net

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2013 pro forma annual revenue of € 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 & 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: Defence, 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.. For more information, visit: atos.net

Canopy, the Atos cloud powered by EMC and VMware, announced today that it has achieved the Cisco® Master Service Provider Certification for cloud and managed services. This certification recognizes Canopy as having the capabilities to sell and deliver cloud and managed services to help accelerate time to market and time to revenue.

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TORONTO 2015 Games Venue in Markham Officially Opens

Press Releases   •   Nov 23, 2014 07:32 GMT

Atos Markham Pan Am/Parapan Am Centre to host badminton, water polo and table tennis competitions

MARKHAM, ON November 23, 2014

One of biggest pool parties in Markham’s history helped kick off the official opening today of the Atos Markham Pan Am/Parapan Am Centre, the home of badminton, table tennis and water polo competitions next summer during the Games.

The $78.5-million multi-purpose centre, which recently hosted its first international badminton competition, is located in the city’s developing downtown core and was jointly funded by the Government of Canada and the City of Markham.

“Markham is a city that has truly embraced the spirit of the 2015 Games. Not only have residents signed up by the hundreds to volunteer, Markham is now home to one of the newest and best athletic facilities in Ontario and Canada — one that will serve the residents of this community for decades to come,” said Saäd Rafi, chief executive officer of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015).

“Already, we’ve heard rave reviews from top athletes when they competed here at the 2014 Pan American Badminton Championships,” he said. “This means Markham is ready for prime time at the Games!”

Top water polo athletes will go for Pan Am glory — and an Olympic qualifying berth for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games — in the 10-lane, 50-metre Olympic-sized swimming pool on July 7–9 and 11–15.

Both the men’s and women’s American teams are the reigning Pan Am champions in the pool, but Canada and Brazil are also ranked within the world’s top 20 teams, winning silver and bronze, respectively, at the Guadalajara 2011 Pan Am Games.

“This remarkable facility will not only be a focal point of activity during the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games, but will also serve this community for many years to come,” said the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport). “As 2015 has been declared the Year of Sport in Canada, our Government is especially proud to support these Games. We look forward to welcoming the athletes, coaches and visitors to Canada next summer.”

The Centre’s field house boasts a triple gymnasium with 12.5-metre-high ceilings that meet international badminton, volleyball and other sport height requirements for an ideal field of play.

Top badminton players like Canada’s Michelle Li — a two-time Pan Am champion and Commonwealth Games gold medallist who has already tasted victory on her home court in Markham — will do battle in the field house from July 11 to 16, followed by the table tennis players on July 19 to 25.

In 2011, Canada also scored a Pan Am gold in table tennis when Mo Zhang triumphed in the women’s singles.

“Thanks to the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, Ontario is better able to serve our communities and our athletes with incredible world-class facilities like the Atos Markham Pan Am/Parapan Am Centre,” said Michael Coteau, Minister Responsible for the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. “It’s a wonderful legacy for the community, both in terms of public recreation and in attracting top sport tourism events to Markham, like the recent Pan American Badminton Championships.”

Tickets for water polo, badminton and table tennis in Markham cost $20 to $45 each and will go back on sale on a first-come, first-served basis at TORONTO2015.org/tickets on Monday, December 8.

In August, the Centre will also host the best table tennis players at the 2015 Parapan Am Games. In 2011, para-athlete Ian Kent won gold in men’s singles and silver with his partner Masoud Mojtahed in the men’s team competition. Stephanie Chan also took silver in the women’s singles. Brazil and the USA are top contenders in the sport, and the action promises to be fierce on the table next summer.

Parapan Am tickets will go on sale in spring 2015.

“Markham is beyond excited to officially open the doors of the Atos Markham Pan Am/Parapan Am Centre and welcome the community and the world to our city,” said Markham Mayor, Frank Scarpitti. “We want everyone to know that not only are we ready for the Games in the bricks-and-mortar sense, we’re also ready to celebrate and showcase what Markham has to offer next summer.”

“As premier partner for TORONTO 2015, we are proud to be the named sponsor of the Atos Markham Pan Am/Parapan Am Centre,” said Holger Kormann, chief executive officer of Atos in Canada. “As an international leader in digital services and a longtime Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic Partner, we’re excited to play a role in the welcoming Games spirit of Markham next summer.”

About TO2015


The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) is tasked with managing and delivering the Games. It is working to bring some of the world’s best athletes and artists to the Greater Golden Horseshoe region, giving Ontarians a unique chance to be part of the action, and making the region a hub for sport.

The TORONTO 2015 Games are funded by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, as well as Lead Partner CIBC and other partners and sponsors.

The TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games will take place July 10–26 and the Parapan American Games August 7–15.

For more information about the Games, please visit TORONTO2015.org.

For more information, please contact:


Teddy Katz
Director, media relations and chief spokesperson, TO2015
416.957.2117
teddy.katz@toronto2015.org

About Atos

Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2011 proforma revenue of EUR 8.5 billion and 74,000 employees in 48 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public, Health & Transports; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid. For more information, visit: atos.net

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Atos is the first IT company to obtain BCR Certification in recognition of how it safeguards its clients’ personal data

Press Releases   •   Nov 20, 2014 08:26 GMT

Paris, November 20, 2014

Atos, an international leader in digital services, today announced that it is the first IT company to obtain the Binding Corporate Rules (BCR) approval for processing personal data on behalf of its clients and for itself.

The approval covers the worldwide operations of Atos Group including Atos Worldgrid, Canopy and Worldline, and has been granted by all European data protection authorities. It is recognition that Atos strives for the highest level of protection for all the personal data processed on behalf of its clients across all its services, including cloud computing.

Thierry Breton, Atos Chairman and CEO, said: “Personal data is a valuable asset making data protection one of the top priorities for organisations today.

This BCR certification recognises the strength of our global data protection policies, procedures, training, and all the measures that we take at Atos to create a real data protection culture within our company to safeguard our clients’ data across all our solutions and services. The certification demonstrates to our clients that they can trust Atos when asking to process personal data on their behalf.”

BCR – the world’s leading standard for personal data protection - are designed to allow multinational companies to transfer personal data from the European Economic Area to their affiliates located elsewhere in the world in compliance with local data protection regulations. In order to be certified, companies must demonstrate to all local data protection authorities that BCR are not merely principles and commitments but actions that have been implemented to ensure adequate safeguards for protecting personal data throughout the organisation.

For more information, contact:

Caroline Crouch
Atos
Caroline.crouch@atos.net

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2013 pro forma annual revenue of €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 & 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: Defence, 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. For more information, visit: atos.net

Atos, an international leader in digital services, today announced that it is the first IT company to obtain the Binding Corporate Rules (BCR) approval for processing personal data on behalf of its clients and for itself.

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Atos hosts efficiency ‘hackathon’ for EDF Energy

Press Releases   •   Nov 19, 2014 08:18 GMT

Atos, a leader in digital services, is supporting EDF Energy’s innovative drive to develop new products by hosting a one-day ‘hackathon’.

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Atos launches WiFi Calling solution in partnership with sector leader Lydrasoft

Press Releases   •   Nov 19, 2014 08:07 GMT

  • New solution allows for economic and high-quality phone calls and messages, while ensuring continuity of service associated with consumers’ individual mobile phone numbers
  • Communication Service Providers are able to boost indoor coverage and to enhance customer loyalty

Paris, 19 November 2014

Atos, an international leader in digital services, launches an innovative WiFi Calling solution in collaboration with mobile device software vendor, Lydrasoft. The combined forces of Lydrasoft’s user friendly smartphone software with call control and messaging interworking products from Atos guarantee a seamless user experience. Communication Service Providers (CSP) can now benefit from the advantages of Atos and Lydrasoft’s WiFi Calling solution that has been designed as “good-to-go”, ensuring that they can test, trial and roll-out simply and rapidly.

Among the top challenges faced by CSPs are:

  • Acute downturn of mobile revenues, partially due to revenue leakage to Over-The-Top (OTT) players and applications
  • High churn amongst business and consumer customers where many customer complaints are related to poor network coverage
  • Radio network overload due to the data traffic uptake on existing cellular networks as well as future LTE deployment

Atos and Lydrasoft’s WiFi Calling solution makes an immediate and measurable contribution in all three of these critical areas. Business and consumer customers have begun to use OTT services such as Microsoft Lync or Skype to enjoy free voice calling where there is WiFi coverage. This saves them money but can compromise the quality of service. By offering WiFi Calling, CSPs can offer all the cost-benefits of OTT players, while ensuring customers benefit from the continuity of service associated with their individual mobile phone number and allowing CSPs to enhance the customer relationship and intimacy. Additionally, CSPs can boost indoor coverage enabling their customers to make calls using WiFi Calling even when they are outside the cellular coverage area.

For Christopher Dulya, SVP Telco Network Products at Atos, WiFi Calling is a winner for everybody: “Consumers will love it because it offers them economic and high-quality phone calls without needing to worry about opening a separate application or maintaining several subscriptions with each OTT player. Customers won’t need to worry about roaming charges while being abroad, as they can use WiFi Calling as if they were at home. CSPs will love it too because it can put an end to the black holes and boost their coverage at a much lower cost than other network solutions. Teaming up with Lydrasoft allows us to bring a distinctive solution to the market.”

Lydrasoft VP of Sales, Brett Cassidy, is convinced that this new partnership with Atos will create exceptional value for service providers and consumers alike: “We are excited about partnering with a company with such depth of knowledge of the telecommunications sector. The Atos and Lydrasoft WiFi Calling turnkey solution offers CSPs a tremendous opportunity to increase their revenues and build customer loyalty.”

For more information:


Atos

Jose de Vries
+31 6 30 27 26 11
Jose.devries@atos.net


Lydrasoft

Brett Cassidy
+1 310 913 8111
brett@lydrasoft.com

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2013 pro forma annual revenue of € 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 & 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: Defence, 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.. For more information, visit: atos.net

Atos, an international leader in digital services, launches an innovative WiFi Calling solution in collaboration with mobile device software vendor, Lydrasoft. The combined forces of Lydrasoft’s user friendly smartphone software with call control and messaging interworking products from Atos guarantee a seamless user experience.

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Bull, an Atos company, takes the lead in the extreme computing race

Press Releases   •   Nov 18, 2014 07:58 GMT

En route to processing power that rivals the human brain

  • The next generation of supercomputers is required to boost innovation and competitiveness and address a multitude of challenges – most of them at the crossroads where Big Data and HPC meet – related to every aspect of society, including healthcare, climatology, manufacturing and energy.
  • So-called exascale supercomputers will achieve a performance of more than one billion billion operations a second (the number 1 followed by 18 zeroes): a thousand times more powerful than current systems.
  • Bull is rolling out its exascale program, so it’s ready to meet the technical challenges involving in ultra-fast computing of massive datasets on an unprecedented scale.
  • Bull is designing and developing its next generation of supercomputers in Europe, drawing on the power and presence of the Atos Group to deliver exascale solutions in key vertical market sectors all over the world.

SC14, New Orleans – 18 November 2014

Bull, an Atos company, today unveils its exascale program. The main ambition of this program is to design and develop in Europe the next generation of supercomputers that will contribute to producing world-class solutions for both research and industrial purposes. With one of the largest teams dedicated to High-Performance Computing (HPC) – now able to leverage the international strength of Atos, with its 86,000 employees worldwide – Bull is experiencing a paradigm shift that will give it the critical mass to address vertical market sectors across the entire world.

Exascale will increase the competitiveness and innovation capabilities of industries and address the industrial, scientific and societal challenges of the 2020s, from nanoscience and genomics to climatology, aeronautics and energy.

As such, the Bull exascale program is a key contributor to Europe’s leadership in science and innovation, as well to its position in the HPC field. It is aligned with the Strategic Research Agenda proposed by ETP4HPC (the European Technology Platform for High Performance Computing). This new generation of supercomputers will be capable of achieving a performance of more than one exaflops, i.e. one billion billion operations a second, a thousand times more powerful than current systems. Exascale computing power is believed to be the order of processing power that matches the human brain.

AT THE CROSSROADS WHERE BIG DATA AND HPC COMBINE


Most of the complex problems scientists and engineers will address in the future are at the crossroads where Big Data meets HPC. For instance, domains like genomic therapy and drug discovery, full-scale simulations of aircraft or modelling of entire weather systems – that involve huge volumes of data and demand massive computing power – require exascale supercomputers and beyond.

The Bull exascale program therefore relies on tight integration between high levels of computing power and the capacity to process huge amount of data. It combines faster processors, more data capacity, ultra-fast interconnections, greater energy efficiency, enhanced cooling, a scalable packaging, fundamentally redesigned software and a full set of services to optimize user applications.

The Bull exascale program initially involves the development of five main elements:

  • An open exascale supercomputer, code-named SEQUANA
  • The matching software stack, known as bullx supercomputer suite
  • A new generation of fast interconnect, code-named BXI
  • A range of servers with ultra-high memory capacity, known as the bullx S6000 series
  • A complete set of services to optimize customer applications and make the most of exascale.

The Bull exascale program derives synergies from Bull’s global mission to deliver Big Data, HPC and security solutions. It is the result of major investments in R&D, close cooperation with European labs such as the CEA (the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Authority) and other partners, and the long-standing experience built up by Bull’s HPC teams in designing, implementing and running large-scale HPC systems. It relies upon the Bull Center for Excellence in Parallel Programming (CEPP) for the application expertise needed to reengineer existing applications so as to make the most of exascale systems.

“To fulfill its missions, the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) set up a R&D program in partnership with industry which aims at developing the key technologies needed to design and build competitive supercomputers by 2020. Within this framework, CEA and Bull have renewed their long-time partnership that led in 2010 to the first petaflops supercomputer designed and manufactured in Europe,” said Pierre Leca, Head of Simulation and Software Engineering at the CEA.

“With the unveiling of its exascale program, Bull has reaffirmed its capacity for innovation and its ability to design the world's most powerful supercomputers. Bull meets the needs of performance and reliability that our customers require to handle the massive amounts of data generated in the digital world and to help solve major societal and environmental challenges that are arising in our societies,” said Philippe Vannier, Bull’s CEO.

About Bull, an Atos company

Bull is the trusted partner for enterprise data. The Group, which is firmly established in the Cloud and in Big Data, integrates and manages high-performance systems and end-to-end security solutions. Bull’s offerings enable its customers to process all the data at their disposal, creating new types of demand. Bull converts data into value for organisations in a completely secure manner.

Bull currently employs around 9,200 people across more than 50 countries, with over 700 staff totally focused on R&D. In 2013, Bull recorded revenues of €1.3 billion.

For more information: www.bull.com / twitter.com/Bullfr / www.facebook.com/BullGroup

Press Relations:

Aurélie Negro:
Tel.: +33 (0)1 58 04 05 02
aurelie.negro@bull.net

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2013 pro forma annual revenue of €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 & 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: Defence, 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. For more information, visit: atos.net

Bull, an Atos company, today unveils its exascale program. The main ambition of this program is to design and develop in Europe the next generation of supercomputers that will contribute to producing world-class solutions for both research and industrial purposes.

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RSD and Atos announce global partnership to deliver information governance solutions

Press Releases   •   Nov 13, 2014 06:08 GMT

Banks and insurance companies can demonstrate compliance by full data traceability and cut costs by enforcing appropriate records retention

Geneva and Paris, 13 November 2014

Atos, an international leader in digital services, and RSD, a pioneer in Information Governance solutions for enterprises, announced today a strategic partnership to deliver Information Governance solutions. The joint solution empowers customers to cut costs by enforcing appropriate records retention and disposal policies and preserving content that is valuable to the enterprise, moving away from the syndrome, “Keep everything, everywhere, forever.”

This partnership leverages Atos expertise in various markets to deliver specialized consulting approach for information management starting with banking, insurance and pharmaceutical sectors. RSD has been successfully delivering archiving solutions to global companies for 40 years, and has built an industry-leading Information Governance solution from the ground-up to complement that business. Its solutions support millions of users worldwide.

Information Management Services from Atos now includes end-to-end solutions based on RSD GLASS© products to address the complex compliance mandates, laws and regulations imposed by regulatory bodies to companies for structured and unstructured contents, especially when they operate in multiple jurisdictions with heterogeneous technologies.

Olaf Badstübner, global head of risk & compliance for financial services at Atos said: “We’re pleased to partner with RSD to leverage our market expertise to create a cross market offering to our customers and provide them with innovative solutions to properly govern their information across their organizations. The Financial Services Sector is especially driven by increased requirements in Risk & Compliance. Our customers have to keep billions of records over years and comply with all regulations in different jurisdictions. With RSD GLASS, we provide an integrated governance solution to banks and insurance companies to reduce operating costs in the information lifecycle and to show compliance by full data traceability.”

“This partnership brings a tremendous opportunity for RSD to expand its customer reach, as well as create new sales and revenue prospects for Atos,” said Pierre Van Beneden, CEO, RSD. “Atos is a European leader in multinational IT services, and we look forward to working with its team to deliver Information Governance solutions to help customers make better business decisions and mitigate risks.”

RSD GLASS is a patent-pending platform used to power global corporate Information Governance programs for electronic and physical content. Companies can create corporate policies that are actively enforced across organizational and jurisdictional boundaries, IT systems, content repositories, cloud-based applications, and paper archives. RSD GLASS manages multi-jurisdictional policies, of governance events, and provides in-place active policy enforcement – wherever governed content resides – across the potentially decades-long lifecycle.

About RSD


RSD is the global leader in Information Governance. Its purpose-built platform, RSD GLASS®, makes it easy for companies in highly-regulated industries to solve the complex problem of what information they should keep and what information they are allowed to delete with its policy management and enforcement engine. It is the only platform that orchestrates and maintains Information Governance while keeping information in its place. RSD solutions for information governance, output management, and document archiving and retrieval support millions of users worldwide. Our products and services are offered around the globe – both directly and through strategic business partners. To learn more, go to www.rsd.com.

Press Contacts:

Atos

Jose de Vries
+31 6 27 31 10 14
Jose.devries@atos.net

RSD

Sandy Gordon
+1.201.663.5820
s.gordon@rsd.com

Bennie Sham
+1.646.760.2896
bsham@v2comms.com

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a digital services leader with 2013 pro forma annual revenue of € 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. For more information, visit: atos.net

Atos, an international leader in digital services, and RSD, a pioneer in Information Governance solutions for enterprises, announced today a strategic partnership to deliver Information Governance solutions.

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About Atos

Atos is an international information technology services company, which delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services.

Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2011 proforma revenue of EUR 8.5 billion and 74,000 employees in 48 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public, Health & Transports; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities.