Atos and IBM to Build Secured IT Infrastructure for Dutch Ministry of Defense

Atos and IBM will jointly develop a new, “cutting-edge” digital infrastructure for the Dutch Ministry of Defense. To help ensure classified government information remains secure, the Dutch Ministry of Defense plans to use advanced technologies, infrastructure services, and expertise from Atos and IBM Global Technology Services to build new data centers, secure its IT system, and build a proprietary broadband mobile network.

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“Our work on Groundbreaking IT marks our continued commitment to building secure infrastructures that help global customers accelerate their digital transformations,” said Peter ‘t Jong, Head of Atos in The Netherlands. “By collaborating with IBM, a world-class partner with deep experience in helping government organizations across the globe modernize with advanced technology, we will help enable the Ministry to build an agile organization based on a reliable, secured, future-ready and flexible digital infrastructure.”

In January 2021, Atos and IBM announced the extension of their strategic worldwide partnership, aiming to deliver digital acceleration, higher productivity, and lower operational costs for its clients. The businesses’ partnership and shared commitment to helping clients leverage open hybrid cloud and AI to drive digital transformation is reinforced by today’s announcement.

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Photo Peter ‘t Jong, Head of Atos in The Netherlands
“By collaborating with IBM, we will help enable the Dutch Ministry of Defense to build an agile organization based on a reliable, secured, future-ready and flexible digital infrastructure,” said Peter ‘t Jong, Head of Atos in The Netherlands.

“Collaborating on Groundbreaking IT with Atos, one of our sustainability-focused global ecosystem partners, reinforces our mission to build secure infrastructures using open hybrid cloud to help customers make their organizations future ready,” said Evaristus Mainsah, GM, IBM Hybrid Cloud and Edge Ecosystem. “Together, we’re helping customers, like the Dutch Ministry of Defense, accelerate their digital transformations by streamlining operations and increasing productivity in a most secured environment.”

Atos is a global provider of digital transformation services counting 105,000 employees and annual revenue of over € 11 billion.

IBM helps clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. IBM’s innovations in artificial intelligence (AI), quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services would deliver open and flexible options to their clients.