Orange Business Services has joined VMware's vCloud interoperability initiative, the communications and IT services provider announced on Monday.
According to an Orange Business Services (OBS) statement, the provider "wants to be a leader by providing a unique solution that helps customers more easily switch cloud computing providers when they want, get different cloud services, and have cloud and non-cloud services that work together".
"The main point of cloud computing is to bring more flexibility to enterprises, enabling them to use what they need, when they need it, at optimised and variable costs," OBS global services chief Didier Jaubert said in the statement.
"We want to be one of the first service providers to offer this freedom and flexibility to our customers. Working closely with VMware and the VMware vCloud initiative will enable Orange Business Services to bring innovations to our cloud solutions more quickly."
OBS manages 12,000 servers for its enterprise customers and builds private clouds for large multinationals, the provider added.