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Atos, EMC And VMware To Form An Open Cloud Computing Strategic Alliance

Stocks in this article: ATO EMC VMW

With cloud computing currently accounting for 10% of the IT market and set to quadruple by 2020, Atos, EMC and VMware share the same vision and strategy regarding ongoing IT/Cloud transformation and the Cloud solutions and services required in the marketplace.

Canopy will enable the transformation of the application landscape of customers and help them capture the value delivered by the cloud. Canopy customers will benefit from the highest levels of integrity, security and confidentiality of data in the cloud as well as secure operations with high level of availability leveraging the broad portfolio of solutions and services from its partners.

Thus, Canopy customers will fully benefit from the cutting-edge EMC and VMware technologies, orchestrated, carefully integrated, industrialized and delivered through the Atos worldwide datacenter network and proven know-how in cloud services.  For organizations, the benefits are huge – in IT costs reduction through flexible pricing models plus access to innovative, flexible, agile technology that ensures rapid implementation and faster time to market for products and services.

Headquartered in Europe, Canopy will propose Cloud offerings from dedicated infrastructures in order to ensure its customers' data protection and security, complying with all relevant regulations. Canopy CEO will be appointed by Atos, its principal shareholder.

Webcast today at 15.00 (CET)

Thierry Breton, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Atos and Joseph M. Tucci, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer at EMC  invite you to join a webcast in English today, 15 February, at 3:00 pm, CET time, to find out more about the new strategic alliance and the creation of Canopy.  To register and join the webcast or to find the dial in details to join by phone, click, here.

About Atos

Atos (Euronext Paris: ATO) is an international information technology services company with annual revenues of euro 8.6 billion and 74,000 employees in 42 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid. For more information visit www.atos.net.

About EMC

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset -- information -- in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at www.EMC.com.

EMC is a registered trademark of EMC Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.

About VMware

VMware (NYSE: VMW) is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With 2011 revenues of $3.77 billion, VMware has more than 350,000 customers and 50,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com. VMware is a registered trademark and/or trademark of VMware, Inc. In the United States and/or other jurisdictions. The use of the word << partner >> or << partnership >> does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

This release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined under the Federal Securities Laws.  Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iii) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (iv) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions; (v) component and product quality and availability; (vi) fluctuations in VMware, Inc.'s operating results and risks associated with trading of VMware stock; (vii) the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and rapid technological and market change; (viii) risks associated with managing the growth of our business, including risks associated with acquisitions and investments and the challenges and costs of integration, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies; (ix) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (x) insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (xi) fluctuating currency exchange rates; (xii) threats and other disruptions to our secure data centers or networks; (xiii) our ability to protect our proprietary technology; (xiv) war or acts of terrorism; and (xv) other one-time events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in EMC's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  EMC disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

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