Sopra Steria and Microsoft announce their partnership to launchan hybrid cloud services offering


Sopra Steria and Microsoft are deepening their collaboration to further develop
activities around Microsoft technologies, especially the Microsoft Azure platform,
which brings together Big Data, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Digital Workplace, CRM, and
of course Cloud services in one place.
Over the last few years, the Cloud has become essential. More and more, institutions
and companies are using this technology to store and analyse their data, host their
applications, and use online software. This increasing reliance on the Cloud reflects
organisations’ desire to facilitate work for all employees and customers by providing
access to the information they need, no matter where they are, while also improving
maintainability and security.
“With the broad cloud adoption, we have to think about potential cybersecurity risks,
especially for Operators of Essential Services in sectors such as Banking, Energy,
Transportation, and Public Safety. These organisations may want to migrate to the
Cloud, but they don’t necessarily want to transfer their entire information system to a
public cloud. To meet their particular needs and support their digital transformation,
we have created this hybrid cloud services offering with Microsoft.” says Cyril Malargé,
Sopra Steria Executive Director for France.
This solution blends the flexibility of a public cloud (Pay-as-you-go, resource elasticity,
automatic resilience from running applications from different locations) with the
security of a private cloud.
Using a DevOps approach, Sopra Steria adopts a proactive strategy, allowing it to
develop a tailor-made offer that is adapted to meet customer expectations, whether
that means accelerating native cloud service development, offering Go2Cloud
support, or helping the customer to build their own platforms.
Based on their needs, Sopra Steria can now provide its customers with a dedicated
cloud that can connect to any public cloud, creating a hybrid operating 
environment. Working with Microsoft also allows us to improve our employees’ skill set”,
explained Cyril Malargé.
The hybrid Cloud is one of the keystones needed for large companies’ digital
transformation. Microsoft is investing in this area to provide our customers with custom
solutions that are secure and agile, based on our Azure cloud platform. Our Azure
Stack collaboration with Sopra Steria therefore complements our hybrid Cloud
services in France, and more datacenters opened there in March 2018.” concluded
Carlo Purassanta, CEO of Microsoft France.