OBS announces global strategic collaboration agreement with AWS

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Orange Business Services (OBS) has teamed up with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help itself and customers speed digital transformation and leverage cloud.

Orange and AWS are to work together to deliver solutions for modernisation and migration, data analytics, innovation and security, enabling them to offer in new products and services to help customers’ journeys to the cloud.

As part of this agreement, a dedicated Cloud Center 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.

Enterprises will have access to a one-stop-shop for all their Orange and AWS requirements through their trusted point of contact.

Reinvented operator

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 optimization.

Future proofing the cloud for digital transformation
Enterprise customers can rely on Orange to standardize, scale and optimize applications for their AWS environments to speed up innovation cycles, reduce risks and increase efficiency.

Orange has also become part of the AWS Channel Reseller Program, allowing it to resell AWS services to its customers.

Customer testimony

Christophe Gervais, CTO of NowCP, one of Orange Business Services's customers, commented: “Thanks to Orange Business Services’ cloud expertise, it took NowCP less than three months to migrate its digital trading services to AWS. Our challenge is to develop and operate with limited staff and resources. Meanwhile, we strive to provide our members with the most innovating trading service: highly efficient trading in a secure environment, compliant with strict regulation.

"Working with Orange Business Services and AWS, NowCP can now focus even more on driving business value. Orange Business Services has a proven track record in implementing DevSecOps approach, and AWS is unparalleled in terms of cloud ecosystem. The result is outstanding; we have reduced our infrastructure costs by 30% while delivering faster new products and features releases.”

Coooperation not competition

“We are delighted with the business opportunities this partnership will bring to us and to our customers. 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,” said Stefan Kanis, Senior Vice President Cloud Business Unit, Orange Business Services.