Atos has launched an innovative new ICT offering, its Digital Data Center services, which will, according to the consultancy, “enable clients to stay ahead of the competition by ensuring their IT operates securely at the speed of their business.”
The new the Digital Data Center service extends Atos’ virtualised compute services to include networking, storage and management/automation, delivered as a managed service of a fully integrated software defined platform. According to Atos, this new offering is set to transform the way in which businesses are able to access their IT needs for the new ‘Digital Revolution’; allowing its clients access to a team of Atos’ dedicated global experts that will provide a seamless and smooth migration into the digital frontier.
To offer the transformative IT service, the Digital Data Centre has an innovative virtual machine design and is developed around the ‘intelligence’ being in an ‘over-arching software layer’. Because the offering is software-defined, the managed Data Center Services is “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.”
The architecture uses technologies from VMware to achieve this virtual separation, allowing Atos’ offering to exist in the Cloud - powered by EMC and VMware - so clients can benefit from an end to end capability in the digital space delivered through their own hardware. These features will, according to the firm, offer speed and increased security at lower running costs.
Eric Grall, Head of Managed Services at Atos says: “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 centre architecture, organizations have the ability to realize greater scalability, flexibility and agility in their IT infrastructure,” adds Todd Surdey, Vice President Global Strategic Alliances and Emerging Partners at 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.”