Orange Business Services partners AWS for cloud innovation

Orange Business Services partners AWS for cloud innovation

27 November 2020 | Natalie Bannerman

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Orange Business Services has formed a global strategic collaboration agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The collaboration seeks to help enterprises accelerate their digital transformation and maximise on the benefits of the cloud for greater agility when adapting to the needs of its customers.

Specially, the two will develop new solutions in the areas of modernisation and migration, data analytics, innovation and security, all of which will form new products and services to expedite customers’ journeys to the cloud.

“We are delighted with the business opportunities this partnership will bring to us and to our customers,” said Stefan Kanis (pictured), senior vice president of the cloud business unit, Orange Business Services.

“This collaboration with AWS extends our relationship, leveling 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.”

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

As a result, enterprises will now have access to a one-stop-shop for all their Orange and AWS requirements. Additionally, Orange has also become part of the AWS Channel Reseller Program, allowing it to resell AWS services to its customers.

“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 at Amazon Web Services.

“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.”