The new software defined services from Atos that customers can benefit from are:
Digital Data Center design, planning and implementation services
Digital Data Center Managed services at customer or Atos secure data centers
The services will be provided by a dedicated global Atos team to customers worldwide so organizations can migrate and transform to the new Digital Revolution in a non-disruptive way, both smoothly and progressively. The Digital Data Center services also enhance and complement the offerings from Canopy - the Atos Cloud powered by EMC and VMware - so clients can benefit from an end to end capability in the digital space.
It extends its virtualized compute services to include networking, storage and management/automation, delivered as a managed service of a fully integrated software defined platform. Digital Data Center services are built on a software-defined data center architecture and commodity hardware that uses technologies from VMware including VMware vCloud Suite®, VMware NSX™, VMware Virtual SAN™ and VMware vRealize™ Suite.
Eric Grall, Head of Managed Services, Atos said: “At Atos we are progressing our customers to what we define as the third Digital Revolution. This is where the speed of IT finally meets the business demand in providing infrastructure resources just when our customers need them, ensuring they can gain a competitive advantage. The Digital Data Center services provide a step change in infrastructure and complement our Canopy solutions and services, positioning Atos as the leader in helping clients to evolve their IT infrastructure to leverage the best of breed software-defined and Cloud technologies”.
“Through a software-defined data center architecture, organizations have the ability to realize greater scalability, flexibility and agility in their IT infrastructure,” said Todd Surdey, Vice President, Global Strategic Alliances and Emerging Partners, VMware. “We congratulate Atos on the launch of its Digital Data Center services, which use a complete VMware software stack to empower customers to securely and quickly move at the speed of their business.”
In addition to speed, the Digital Data Center provides increased security and significant lower running costs. Unlike in existing data centers, in the new digital data center the “intelligence” moves out of the hardware devices towards a new over-arching software layer. The software-defined based Managed Data Center Services are therefore abstracted from the underlying physical infrastructure, enabling programmatic and automated provisioning and management across the entire infrastructure including networks and storage as well as compute.