PARIS and ARMONK, N.Y. — IBM is partnering with Atos to build a digital infrastructure for the Dutch Ministry of Defense.
Under the deal, the Dutch Ministry of Defense plans to use advanced technologies, infrastructure services, and expertise from IBM Global Technology Services and Atos, according to IBM last month.
The Dutch Ministry of Defense will work with Atos and IBM to construct data centers, safeguard its IT system, and build a proprietary broadband mobile network to help protect classified government information.
The financial terms of the project were not disclosed.
IBM and Atos expanded their global strategic alliance in January 2021, with the goal of transforming digital acceleration, increased productivity, and reduced operating costs for their customers.
The project for the Dutch Ministry of Defense “reinforces” their collaboration and commitment to helping customers use open hybrid cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) to accelerate digital transformation.
Peter `t Jong, head of Atos in the Netherlands, said IBM has “deep experience in helping government organizations across the globe modernize with advanced technology.”
Atos will help the Dutch Ministry of Defense build an “agile organization based on a reliable, secured, future-ready, and flexible digital infrastructure,” `t Jong said.
Evaristus Mainsah, GM of IBM Hybrid Cloud and Edge Ecosystem, called Atos one of the company’s “sustainability-focused” global ecosystem partners.
The partners will help the Dutch Ministry of Defense accelerate its digital transformations by “streamlining operations and increasing productivity in a most secured environment,” Mainsah said.
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