Atos and IBM announced their plans to collaborate to build a new, highly advanced digital infrastructure for the Dutch Ministry of Defence. The Dutch Ministry of Defence plans to use advanced technologies, infrastructure services, and expertise from the companies to construct new data centres, safeguard its IT system, and build a proprietary broadband mobile network to help ensure classified government information remains protected.
“Our work on groundbreaking IT (GrIT) marks our continued commitment to building secure infrastructures that help global customers accelerate their digital transformations,” Peter T Jong, head of Atos, said. “By collaborating with a world-class partner with deep experience in helping government organisations across the globe modernise with advanced technology, we will help enable the Ministry to build an agile organisation based on a reliable, secured, future-ready and flexible digital infrastructure.”
The goal of the collaboration is to transform digital acceleration, increase productivity, and reduce operating costs for customers. The announcement reinforces the companies’ collaboration and mutual commitment to helping customers use open hybrid cloud and AI to accelerate digital transformation.
“Collaborating on GrIT reinforces our mission to build secure infrastructures using open hybrid cloud to help customers make their organisations future-ready,” Evaristus Mainsah, GM of IBM Hybrid Cloud and Edge Ecosystem, said. “Together, we’re helping customers accelerate their digital transformations by streamlining operations and increasing productivity in a more secure environment.”