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OpenText and AWS form strategic partnership

04 May 2020

OpenText has formed a new global strategic collaboration agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS). 

Through this agreement, OpenText will provide customers with greater choice in deploying their business-critical information management solutions. 

“This agreement with AWS will simplify and accelerate our customers’ transition to the cloud and fulfil our commitment to deliver OpenText anywhere, regardless of our customers’ infrastructure choice," says OpenText CEO and CTO Mark J. Barrenechea. 

“The combination of OpenText applications and expert managed services, together with the scalability and reach of AWS bring secure, resilient, and compliant solutions to an expanding set of new and shared customers.”

OpenText’s portfolio of Information Management solutions will now be available as fully managed services on AWS. 

This deployment option will accelerate the pace of innovation within organisations and drive new operating efficiencies like those experienced by customers of OpenText cloud-native applications already running on AWS, including Hightail, Covisint, Axcelerate, CatalystSecure, and the Carbonite and Webroot Cyber Resilience solutions.

This collaboration spans the OpenText portfolio, initially focusing on verticals where the two companies share strong positions, including media & entertainment, financial services, and manufacturing.

OpenText and AWS will also collaborate on joint go-to-market activities that aim to support and grow the two companies’ shared customer base.

“We are thrilled to grow our relationship with OpenText, who work with hundreds of thousands of customers around the world, many of whom already run on AWS,” says Amazon Web Services worldwide channels and alliances head Doug Yeum. 

“With this new agreement, we can help our shared customers find more cost savings, increase performance, and leverage the scalability and security of AWS.”

RBC enterprise content services, digital workplace solutions and corporate systems director Patrick Chiu says, “We chose OpenText to deliver compelling digital experiences for our customers and employees and AWS is a central plank of our cloud infrastructure. It is great to see these companies working together to build strong managed services and support options for their joint customers.”

Recently, OpenText made a comprehensive cloud update with the delivery of OpenText Cloud Editions (CE) 20.2. 

CE 20.2 offers cloud-deployment options with managed service expertise, new Core SaaS applications and services, developer-centric additions, and the latest Trading Grid cloud integration platform.

Designed with a containerised architecture, OpenText Cloud Editions (CE) provides organisations with flexible options to run software in the data centre, through a hybrid deployment, or within their cloud platform of choice. 

Containerised quarterly updates offer new features and value, and provide customers with regular, incremental updates.