Capgemini Brings Cloud Computing to the Enterprise with Amazon Web Services
Capgemini launches Cloud Computing Center of Excellence delivering innovation for the Enterprise market
Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, today announced an agreement with Amazon Web Services, a subsidiary of Amazon.com extending its Outsourcing portfolio with Cloud Computing services. Capgemini’s new Center of Excellence, focused on cloud computing and Amazon Web Services, will help its global enterprise clients take full advantage of integrating cloud computing into their IT and business strategy. Capgemini’s Cloud Computing Center of Excellence will have a team of Amazon Web Services-trained professionals, located in North America, Europe and India to help its global Enterprise clients evaluate and implement Amazon Web Services. The Center will offer Cloud Consulting Development, Migration and Back-up Services.
Capgemini’s new Cloud Computing Center of Excellence will initially focus on three enterprise use cases: Microsoft(R) SharePoint(R) in the cloud, Oracle(R) ERP in the cloud, and Application Development and Testing in the cloud. Capgemini has conducted successful pilots of Amazon Web Services for all three use cases on Amazon Web Services. Capgemini believes that, under the right circumstances, leveraging Cloud Computing has the potential to create significant value for enterprise customers in terms of scale, flexibility, reduction of cost expenditure, reduced time to market and environmental efficiency.
In order to help enterprise customers understand cloud computing and define business relevant opportunities, Capgemini will be offering cloud computing workshops built around its tried and tested Accelerated Solutions Environment (ASE) methodology.
"We want every business to understand the benefits of Amazon Web Services–that they can save money without giving up speed, reliability, flexibility, and performance–and to be able to get up and running with our services quickly and easily," said Adam Selipsky, Vice President of Product Management and Developer Relations for Amazon Web Services. "Collaborating with Capgemini to help them offer their enterprise clients the benefits of cloud computing through Amazon Web Services helps us achieve this goal."
"This is a ground-breaking partnership that clearly demonstrates Capgemini’s strategy to always support its clients’ transformation with the most efficient innovations in the market," said Paul Spence, Head of Outsourcing, Capgemini. "The benefits of the Capgemini Cloud will be particularly strong in today’s economic climate."