Orange Business Services launches its new public cloud in France and enhances its global services offering

Orange Business Services announces the launch in France of “Flexible Engine”, its new public cloud, and new application management and consulting services, while reaffirming its commitment to making its Cloudwatt platform the premier public cloud service in France by aiming to achieve the “SecNumCloud” label awarded by the National Cybersecurity Agency of France ANSSI.

To achieve a successful digital transformation, businesses face a dual challenge: making sure their Information Systems (IS) evolve and developing applications that are increasingly flexible and agile in response to new uses.

Orange Business Services is addressing this issue of flexibility by enhancing its private, public and hybrid platforms with a new public cloud of global proportions and combining it with a range of comprehensive services, which are now available to all French businesses after the international launch last February.

A new range of services to make it easier for businesses to migrate to the cloud

The launch of this new range of services in France offers businesses enhanced support for their move to the cloud and application management. These new services are available regardless of the cloud infrastructure used – public, private or hybrid – and are designed to meet the new challenges businesses face:

  • Identify the best way to migrate applications to the cloud and implement it. Orange Business Services fulfills this with its full range of “Cloud Expert Services”: from auditing and cloud compatibility studies to design and implementation.
  • Facilitate the management of applications in the cloud. Businesses have the support of cloud transformation experts for their IT strategy, managing their infrastructures and for the operational maintenance of their applications. They can also delegate management to Orange Business Services.
  • Provide innovative solutions to implement new development practices. Businesses benefit from a range of Platform as a Service (PaaS) solutions and automation tools developed by Orange Business Services to speed up the development, deployment and updating of their applications.

A new public cloud platform available anywhere in the world

Orange Business Services is extending its new global public cloud, “Flexible Engine”, to France. It is aimed at businesses of all sizes, both for their domestic cloud requirements and to support their activities internationally. Built in partnership with Huawei, “Flexible Engine” is marketed and operated by Orange Business Services and fully secured by Orange Cyberdefense experts. Its infrastructure has already been rolled out across Western Europe and Southeast Asia, and will be extended to the US and Northern Europe by the end of this year. The Middle East and Africa are scheduled for 2018.

A new goal for the Cloudwatt platform: the “SecNumCloud” label

Orange Business Services is pursuing its ambition to make Cloudwatt the unrivaled public cloud of choice, for example to meet the needs of institutional customers. This is why Orange Business Services is aiming to achieve the “SecNumCloud” label from ANSSI (the Agence Nationale de la Sécurité des Systèmes d’Information, the National Cybersecurity Agency of France) for its Cloudwatt platform in 2018.
“Businesses’ needs for cloud support are both global and local, public and private, and we therefore wanted not only to develop a new global service capable of supporting companies in any part of the world where their business may take them with unique services, regardless of the infrastructure they choose, but also to enhance our unrivaled public cloud service in France, by aiming for the highest level of certification to address the challenges faced by domestic audiences and economic players, in particular,” explains Philippe Laplane, Director of Orange Cloud for Business, Orange Business Services.

About Orange Business Services

Orange Business Services, the B2B branch of the Orange Group, and its 21,000 employees, is focused on supporting the digital transformation of multinational enterprises and French SMEs across five continents. Orange Business Services is not only an infrastructure operator, but also a technology integrator and a value-added service provider. It offers companies digital solutions that help foster collaboration within their teams (collaborative workspaces and mobile workspaces), better serve their customers (enriched customer relations and business innovation), and support their projects (enriched connectivity, flexible IT and cyberdefense). The integrated technologies that Orange Business Services offer range from Software Defined Networks (SDN/NFV), Big Data and IoT, to cloud computing, unified communications and collaboration, as well as cybersecurity. Orange Business Services customers include over 3,000 renowned multinational corporations at an international level and over two million professionals, companies and local communities in France.
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Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 40,9 billion euros in 2016 and 152,000 employees worldwide at 30 September 2017, including 93,000 employees in France. Present in 29 countries, the Group has a total customer base of 269 million customers worldwide at 30 September 2017, including 208 million mobile customers and 19 million fixed broadband customers. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services. In March 2015, the Group presented its new strategic plan “Essentials2020” which places customer experience at the heart of its strategy with the aim of allowing them to benefit fully from the digital universe and the power of its new generation networks.

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