Atos, Open bag UGAP contract for cloud environment services

Atos and Open, both major players in the digital transformation of public organizations and companies, announce that they have been selected, as a consortium, for a new contract by UGAP – France’s national generalist public procurement agency.

UGAP enables the public sector in mainland France and overseas departments and collectivities to access the entire service chain required for transformation to the cloud: from architecture design to deployment of managed services, and public cloud providers to private cloud solution publishers, including the migration of existing infrastructure.

The services performed by Atos and Open cater to UGAP’s entire customer base. This includes ministries, local authorities, public health and social sector funds and institutions, government operators and private organizations with a public service mission.

This four-year contract is signed in the context of the French government’s ‘cloud au centre’ (‘Cloud at the center’) strategy. It encourages the entire public sector to harness the potential of the cloud to accelerate its digital transformation, providing citizens and public officials with state-of-the-art services at a reasonable cost.

All services can be permanently accessed, at exact cost, using a catalog of 24 resource units.

“We are pleased that UGAP has selected our consortium, backed by its 17,000 cloud specialists in over 50 locations across the country. This new public contract is central to the French government’s digital strategy and that of our two organizations. Working alongside our partners, we will provide UGAP a continuum of value-added cloud services with a strong sovereignty focus. This will enable UGAP to offer customer services that are agile, secure, efficient, localized and industrialized” said Yannick Tricaud, Director of Regional Business Units, Southern Europe, Atos, and Philippe Kanony, Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, Open.

The Atos Open consortium and its CIRRUS network of trusted partners and subcontractors (public and private cloud pure players, startups and very small and mid-sized businesses) meet the ambition of UGAP to develop a global solution leveraging manufacturing expertise. To that end, for large-scale production, UGAP customers benefit from support across the entire ecosystem.

The services on offer are supported by public Cloud Service Providers including OVHcloud, OBS, 3DS OUTSCALE, SCALEWAY, AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud and IBM Cloud. They are also based on the solutions of private cloud publishers and inter-ministerial sovereign clouds (Pi, Nubo).

Through its approach, the consortium has given priority to recognizing customers’ specific needs and maturity levels as they adopt the cloud. The purpose of these efforts is to optimize support in the new practices required of this transformation.

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