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Orange, AWS announce customer cloud collaboration

By , ITWeb
Africa , 24 Nov 2020

Orange Business Services has announced a global strategic collaboration agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help enterprises accelerate their digital transformation and leverage the benefits of the cloud to adapt quicker to market changes and user needs.

According to a statement released to the media, Orange and AWS will work together to deliver new solutions in the areas of modernisation and migration, data analytics, innovation and security, resulting in new products and services to fast-track customers’ journeys to the cloud.

As part of this agreement, a dedicated Cloud Centre of Excellence will be built on AWS, coordinating joint development of an extensive training and certification program for more than 3,000 Orange Business Services cloud, cybersecurity, digital and data experts.

The companies say enterprises will now have access to a one-stop-shop for all their Orange and AWS requirements through their trusted point of contact.

“Orange has deep strengths across consultancy, cybersecurity and connectivity through to cloud native applications. This removes multi-vendor complexity for Orange customers and allows them to speed up their digital transformation and explore future innovations that enhance cloud applications on AWS,” reads an excerpt from the statement.

“As part of its ongoing plan to reinvent its operator model, Orange has also invested heavily in cloud native skills and tools to allow customers to take full advantage of on-demand delivery, flexibility, and higher-level services, including resiliency and cost optimisation,” it continues.

Future proofing the cloud

The companies added that enterprise customers can rely on Orange to standardise, scale and optimise applications for their AWS environments to speed up innovation cycles, reduce risks and increase efficiency.

Stefan Kanis, Senior Vice President Cloud Business Unit, Orange Business Services, said: “We are delighted with the business opportunities this partnership will bring to us and to our customers. This collaboration with AWS extends our relationship, levelling up our capabilities to simplify and accelerate customers’ cloud transformations. Customers appreciate having a combination of our cloud excellence to address their specific needs as well as our global vision with local care.”

“We are excited to support Orange Business Services as they enable customers globally and across industries to migrate and modernise their applications to AWS,” said Doug Yeum, Head of Global Partner Organisation, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “Orange Business Services brings a unique set of capabilities across connectivity, design, migration, security and local delivery. Together, we offer a proven digital transformation roadmap to help customers leverage the breadth and depth of AWS services to quickly develop and deploy cloud native applications that are highly secure, resilient, and performant.

Orange has also become part of the AWS Channel Reseller Program, allowing it to resell AWS services to its customers as part of its value-added services and solutions.

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