Bold new initiative by Claranet Group and AWS to accelerate the transformation of companies to the cloud

Claranet, the leading provider of cloud services and critical application management, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) announce a new strategic collaboration agreement to support Claranet customers' innovation and cloud migration projects worldwide.

A global Cloud Centre of Excellence (CCoE), involving the additional certification of over 1,200 cloud experts, is planned to accelerate cloud adoption for Claranet’s customers wishing to make a strategic move to the AWS Cloud. Claranet will provide new services built on AWS to help companies gain agility and improve competitiveness.

The five-year agreement, which covers France, UK, Brazil, Italy, Spain, and Portugal, formalises a long-standing collaboration between Claranet and AWS and takes it to the next level. Having migrated its first customer to AWS in 2013, Claranet achieved AWS Premier Tier Services Partner and AWS Managed Services Provider Partner status in 2016. These certifications demonstrate extensive experience in deploying customer solutions on AWS. In 2020, Claranet had migrated over 500 customers to AWS.

A leader in cloud consulting and transformation services – according to the ISG Provider Lens™ 2021 report – Claranet will work with AWS to further accelerate the migration of businesses to the cloud. These businesses will be able to benefit from Claranet's expertise and know-how, recognised for its end-to-end support and tailored approach, from planning and deployment to maintenance, including its FinOps optimisation services.

Claranet’s customers will be able to:

  • Benefit from a model adapted to their business needs, and access support in the deployment of their applications in a native, serverless, or containerised cloud environment.
  • Gain agility and adaptability as they deploy new applications at scale much faster.
  • Optimise and reduce the budget allocated to traditional IT solutions.

As part of the collaboration agreement, a global CCoE will be built around four practices: Security, Data, SAP, and Migration & Modernisation. Claranet will develop solutions in its Innovation Lab to provide businesses with cutting-edge technology in the areas of cloud, data, and security.

Commenting on the new initiative, Charles Nasser, CEO and Founder of Claranet Group said:

We are delighted with this strategic agreement which marks a new stage in our collaboration with AWS. Our specialists have been supporting organisations for over ten years in their journey to the AWS Cloud. With this agreement, Claranet and AWS are working together to help customers realise the full promise of the cloud: enhanced innovation, joint investment in new products and services, and enhanced capabilities that will enable our customers around the world to accelerate and simplify their cloud transformation.”

Laurent Dirson, Director of Business Solutions and Technology at Nexity, a leading real estate services provider in France added:

Thanks to Claranet's expertise, which continues to support us on a daily basis in conjunction with AWS, we were able to migrate 480 applications to the AWS Cloud in just 12 months and become datacenterless. As part of our Transform programme, we are relying on Claranet and AWS to help us maximise the use of high value-added managed services and remove 400 servers from our offices to increase agility and reduce our carbon footprint."

Vittorio Sanvito, Director of EMEA Partner Development Organization at AWS concludes:

We are delighted to strengthen our collaboration with Claranet, which combines a robust services platform with experienced cloud experts who can help companies successfully migrate their applications to AWS. The extensive programme under our agreement will accelerate our relationship and enable Claranet to be even closer to customers' needs and specific local challenges."