Orange Business Services is pressing ahead with its growth strategy for the cloud computing market.Its target is to become a global leader in multi-cloud services.
On average, enterprises rely on five different cloud providers, 81% of which operate in a multi-cloud environment. To support these companies manage this diversity, Orange Business Services has chosen to be agnostic in its choice of cloud technologies. This positions Orange as an integrator that can orchestrate and leverage various applications,
critical or not, in an end-to-end, multi-cloud environment, be it public or private cloud.
Orange Business Services has set up, beyond its own infrastructure, a major alliance strategy with other leaders in the industry. After partnering with Microsoft Azure, Orange Business Services announced that it can support its clients and manage their most critical applications on Amazon Web Services (AWS) with 100 experts trained on
these technologies in France and globally.
With a total of 2,200 cloud experts, Orange Business Services is continuing to invest in its own cloud capabilities and plans to hire 300 employees in 2018 worldwide.
To achieve its goal of generating more than 50% of its cloud revenues overseas by 2022 and being able to support its customers across all geographic regions with a high standard of service and availability,Orange Business Services has decided to forge key alliances, notably with Huawei. In this context, it will be opening a new Data Center in
Amsterdam in October,following the latest opening of one in Atlanta last May.
Orange Business Services places innovation at the heart of its cloud strategy and integrates in its solutions the latest technological advances, such as hyper convergence, Artificial Intelligence or Platforms as a Service (PaaS). The goal is to enable businesses to meet their requirements in terms of agility and competitiveness.
Orange Business Services has also implemented a structured co-innovation approach with its customers, which has inspired, for example, to develop a new monitoring tool for strategic applications that is unique in the market because it can be accessed on mobile devices.
“Data has become the fourth production factor in the economy. Our goal is to enhance on our carrier-grade integrator expertise to support businesses throughout the entire data cycle from collection, to protection, analysis and sharing. The storage and calculation capacities offered by cloud computing and the opportunities for transformation and acceleration it offers businesses makes it key to our ambition and
growth,” said Helmut Reisinger, Chief Executive Officer, Orange Business Services.