SINGAPORE, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Atos, an international leader in Digital Services, was appointed by Edith Cowan University to migrate the University’s entire central IT infrastructure to the cloud and transform it into a more agile, scalable and on-demand infrastructure. This bold move is the very first undertaken by an Australian tertiary institution.
This new win will demonstrate the ability of Canopy — the Atos Cloud — to deliver a suite of services around cloud computing, especially enterprise grade Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) with new levels of performance, data sovereignty and mass scalability whilst establishing itself as an enabler of digital transformation in Australia as well as the rest of the region.
Under the terms of the 5-year contract, Atos will work closely with Edith Cowan University to achieve seamless transformation from current data centre infrastructure to a dynamic and secure Managed Hybrid Cloud infrastructure to be built in Western Australia. In addition, Atos will ensure new levels of operational flexibility, transparency and cost efficiency that will allow Edith Cowan University to optimise their resources.
"The advancements in technology and our students’ expectations for a modern, fast and high-performance IT infrastructure to enable their consumption of knowledge are the critical reasons for this shift, in addition to the rising cost of maintaining and upgrading an on-premise data centre," said Professor Omari, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Edith Cowan University. He added, "While we reviewed the changing landscape of our organization against future expansionary plans, the need for an advanced IT infrastructure and data centre, moving to the cloud became inevitable and we found Atos with its international coverage and expertise to be the right fit."
"This landmark partnership with Edith Cowan University will not only help to entrench Atos’ position in the Australian market as the go-to provider of cloud and IT services, but also affirms our commitment to Australia," said Herbie Leung, CEO of Atos in Asia Pacific. "Like businesses globally, universities are also under tremendous pressure to reduce cost, enhance processes and improve services. Atos is well positioned to play a vital role in supporting organizations in Australia to achieve their greatest potential for service, operations and cost savings with our global insights and relevant skills".
Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of EUR10 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: www.atos.net
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.