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True GrIT for Dutch MoD Digital Backbone

Atos and IBM to Provide Secure, Flexible Infrastructure

Atos and IBM announced plans in early July to join forces to provide a new, highly advanced digital infrastructure for the Dutch MoD, which plans to use the advanced technologies, infrastructure services, and expertise 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,” explained Peter `t Jong, Head of Atos in the Netherlands. “By collaborating with IBM, 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.”

Atos and IBM announced the expansion of their strategic global alliance in January 2021 with the goal of transforming digital acceleration, increased productivity, and reduced operating costs for their customers. Today’s announcement reinforces the companies’ collaboration and mutual commitment to helping customers use open hybrid cloud and AI to accelerate digital transformation.

Collaborating on GrIT 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 organisations future ready,” commented Evaristus Mainsah, GM, IBM Hybrid Cloud and Edge Ecosystem. “Together, we’re helping customers, like the Dutch Ministry of Defence, accelerate their digital transformations by streamlining operations and increasing productivity in a most secured environment.”

The companies will be highlighting their collaboration at DSEI in London in September.

The proposed digital infrastructure will have beneficial effects across every aspect of the Dutch MoD. (Photo: Mönch archive)

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