Orange Business Services, the leading global communications
service provider, has confirmed its first contract in the
Asia Pacific region for Flexible Computing
Express, a cloud computing solution, with Tiens
Tiens Group is a multinational corporation engaged in a
variety of areas, such as industrial capital, trading
capital and financial capital. Its businesses cover fields
like biotechnology, health management, hotel and tourism
industry, educational training, e-commerce, finance
investment and real estate. With its business reaching more
than 190 countries, Tiens Group has branches in 110
countries and regions and has established strategic
alliances with leading enterprises from many countries.
Orange Business Services is deploying Flexible Computing
Express that is targeted for companies wanting to host
their IT infrastructure as a service in a flexible and
cost-effective way, while keeping a direct control on the
configuration of their platform. With the Flexible
Computing Express administration interface, Tiens Group can
modify its infrastructure and resources instantly and with
full autonomy, allowing the company to increase or decrease
the CPU (Central Processing Unit) power, RAM memory and
storage; add virtual machines; and set security rules.
With its industry-leading Flexible Computing Express cloud
technology, Orange Business Services will empower Tiens
Group to migrate its EMEA- and APAC-based offices to a
cloud platform. Project implementation is expected to help
Tiens Group optimize its costs in redundant system
resources and improve cost management. Through Flexible
Computing Express, Tiens Group will gain access to a
virtual and highly-flexible infrastructure, allowing it to
better leverage its IT resources to drive the expansion of
its customer base and improve its profitability and margins
via pay-per-use invoicing.
Didier Jaubert, senior vice president of Global Services,
Orange Business Services, said: "We are honored to
provide Tiens Group with Flexible Computing Express, based
on cutting-edge, world-class communications technology.
This highly versatile, cloud-based solution enables
companies like Tiens Group to manage virtual infrastructure
and IT resources instantly and securely. The Tiens Group
contract is a testament to the ability of Orange Business
Services to provide Chinese and APAC enterprises with
excellent communications services to support the
international expansion of their business operations."
"Since 1995 when it was founded, Tiens Group has grown into
a world leader in direct sales," said Wu Yiqun, vice
president of Tiens Group. "As our global business continued
to expand, we saw increasing demands for communications
services. We found that Orange Business Services was the
best qualified operator that could cope with our global
requirements and support the future growth of our global
business. Flexible Computing Express has enabled us to
seamlessly integrate with cloud services, and addressed our
demands for hardware resources needed. We hope to build on
Orange Business Services' network and global reach to drive
further growth and success in the international arena."
Orange Business Services builds on its resilient,
high-performance network covering the globe, its recognized
IT expertise, and strong partnerships with IT leaders to
provide its corporate customers with fully integrated
end-to-end cloud services. To date, Orange Business
Services has launched a range of cloud computing solutions
involving the various cloud application layers, such as
Infrastructure as a Service and Security as a Service.
As a company with 60 years of rich experience supporting
multinational companies, Orange Business Services is a
trusted partner around the globe. Orange Business Services
aims to make it easy for customers to access the IT
resources they need by providing a one-stop-shop for a
range of cloud computing services. By taking an integrated
approach, Orange Business Services can deliver scalable,
secure, highly flexible end-to-end solutions backed by the
highest service level commitments.
France Telecom-Orange is one of the world's leading
telecommunications operators with sales of 45.3 billion
euros for 2011 and has 170,000 employees worldwide at 30
September 2012, including 105,000 employees in France.
Present in 33 countries, the Group has a total customer
base of 227 million customers at 30 September 2012,
including 169 million mobile customers and 15 million
broadband internet (ADSL, fibre) customers worldwide.
Orange is one of the main European operators for mobile and
broadband internet services and, under the brand Orange
Business Services, is one of the world leaders in providing
telecommunication services to multinational companies.
With its industrial project,
"conquests2015", Orange is
simultaneously addressing its employees, customers and
shareholders, as well as the society in which the company
operates, through a concrete set of action plans. These
commitments are expressed through a new vision of human
resources for employees; through the deployment of a
network infrastructure upon which the Group will build its
future growth; through the Group's ambition to offer a
superior customer experience thanks in particular to
improved quality of service; and through the acceleration
of international development.
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