Cedric Parent, our Deputy CEO and Chief Marketing Officer at Orange Cloud for Business commented on the news, saying:
“We are very proud to be positioned among key competing players in the market in the Gartner 2019 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Hybrid Infrastructure Managed Services report for the second year in a row. Our positioning shows a strong progression in terms of both Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision.”
Cedric commented on the acquisition of cloud services and infrastructure specialists Basefarm:
“The acquisition of Basefarm has marked a major milestone in our international development. In particular, the company’s integration is enabling us to accelerate our shift from infrastructure to managed services.”
The Gartner Magic Quadrant positioning comes after Orange Business Services increased services for consulting, multi-cloud management and automation. Our position in the Magic Quadrant recognizes our double-digit growth reaffirming our ambition to be a leader in multi-cloud services.
“Beyond our own public or private cloud infrastructure, we have significantly strengthened our capacity to propose enriched, automated multi-cloud services to our customers, wherever they are in the world, allowing us to support companies as they transform onto new, digital models based on cloud computing, big data and artificial intelligence,” commented Cedric.
Co-innovating with clients to create value and deliver vertical- and client-specific innovation is high on the agenda at Orange because it helps us deliver the complex and customized solutions that our customers demand.
Our bimodal sales process feeds this co-innovation model because we provide an implementation project with managed services for traditional deals, delivering a consultative selling process that covers ideation, advisory, consulting and a multi-tiered managed services model for transformational deals.
The unique position and strengths of Orange mean it has the largest number of IoT devices under management in this Magic Quadrant, demonstrating the breadth of our capability.
The importance of data in business is now fully recognized, and dealing with the collection, transport, storage, analysis and use of this flood of data securely and efficiently is mission critical. Data lakes must be properly managed to create value from the collection of structured and unstructured data. Mismanagement of the data journey leads to data swamps, where data is either inaccessible or under-utilized and creates little or no value.
Helmut Reisinger, Chief Executive Officer, Orange Business Services, commented on the importance of data, saying:
“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 make it key to our ambition and growth.”
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