Global facilities management firm ISS has signed a nine-year cloud backup contract with Atos-owned service provider Canopy.
The deal will see Canopy use EMC’s Mozy software to automatically back up ISS employee data, enabling its disparate workforce to retrieve and access information at any location.
The new contract with Canopy will expand on ISS’ existing deal with Atos for data centre services and user support, and will run until 2022.
“Atos and Canopy were the logical choice for us and make perfect partners,” said Peter Corning, IT Director at ISS. “We wanted backup support that protected all of our assets and Canopy is delivering on that need. We selected Atos because of the high quality of delivery we have received in other project work.”
Canopy was launched by Atos in 2012, as part of a strategic alliance with EMC and VMware. Clive Grethe, digital sales director at Atos UK, said that the deal, the first Canopy contract win in the UK, will help ISS protect valuable business intelligence.
Danish firm ISS was the subject of a failed takeover bid in 2011 by G4S as part of a proposed £5.2 billion deal that would have seen a major overhaul of its IT systems.