Atea has continued its rapid cloud expansion, announcing a partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) that will see it become "the Nordic leader in providing AWS cloud services and support", according to CEO Steinar Sønsteby.
The collaboration comes after Atea said it would be Microsoft's first cloud services provider for the vendor's Nordics datacentre regions, and also follows cloud time-ins with VMware, IBM and Red Hat.
Sønsteby (pictured) said: "Atea has launched a major initiative to develop its business within cloud solutions.
"Our collaboration with AWS is a key component which enables Atea to offer its customers a complete hybrid multicloud platform."
Atea said that its vendors have "invested heavily" in their Nordics datacentre regions, while the firm itself will offer a hybrid model via its seven datacentres.
The firm said it started working on its plan with AWS over a year ago, explaining that it is introducing the partnership now because of the public cloud giant's Swedish datacentre launch.
AWS will train "several hundred" Atea consultants as part of the collaboration.
Atea's Swedish boss Carl-Johan Hultenheim: "Atea is committed to be a strategic advisor in our customers' digitalization journey.
"Our customers increasingly see the value creation potential of including cloud solutions in their digital infrastructure. Atea is therefore investing in developing its competence so that we can offer solutions that address each customer's needs.
"With our broad product offering and deep competence in IT infrastructure solutions from many vendors, Atea has established a unique position in the markets we serve."
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