“As a strategic partner to our clients, Capgemini is focused on building the services they need, based on leading technologies and the highest standards. The creation of a “Cloud de Confiance” for France will provide French State and critical infrastructure organizations with the many benefits of flexible cloud services on a secure platform. Now is the right moment to launch this project which benefits from strong political will and very advanced technologies. We are excited to be partnering with Orange on this pioneering project,” said Aiman Ezzat, CEO of Capgemini.
Bleu is expected to offer Microsoft’s cloud technology including the modern collaboration and productivity solutions of Microsoft 365 and the services available on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform for different client base including the French State, public agencies, hospitals and regional authorities whose sensitive data and workload require a ”Cloud de Confiance” platform tailored to their needs.
“Establishing a new ‘Cloud de Confiance’ service, which should be recognized by French authorities, through a company founded and led by Capgemini and Orange, will help accelerate France’s digital transformation and meet the standards defined by the French government in its national policy. This announcement will contribute to France’s economic growth, benefit the national technology and services partner ecosystem, and support the country’s long-term success,” said Jean-Philippe Courtois, EVP and President of Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing and Operations.
Capgemini and Orange are expected to be the majority investors in Bleu while complementary partners could later be integrated in the future. Furthermore, details concerning the finalization of agreements between the parties and the obtaining of the necessary authorizations from the relevant authorities of the project would be disclosed in due course.