Form five-year strategic alliance to jointly identify and build multiple cloud-based offerings
Consulting, technology, and outsourcing services firm Capgemini and storage company EMC have formed a five-year strategic alliance to jointly identify and build multiple cloud-based IT-as-a-Service offerings.
The new alliance enables customers to reduce costs and gain efficiency and business agility, said Capgemini. EMC will play a significant role in helping Capgemini to expand its cloud-based business service portfolio, it added.
The ‘Storage-as-a-Service’ offering has been designed to provide a cost-effective way to consume storage, removing the complexity of capacity planning by providing storage tiering to meet varied customer demands and increase business agility, said Capgemini. The companies plan to release ‘Messaging-as-a-Service’ and other offerings over the next 12-18 months.
The new offerings will enable customers to meet unique business challenges, requirements and service-level agreements for specific vertical market segments and geographies including North America, the UK, Netherlands, the Nordics, France, Germany, China and Brazil, said Capgemini.
EMC’s vice chairman Bill Teuber said EMC and Capgemini share the same vision for providing customers with the cloud-based services which enable them to enjoy the benefits of cloud computing, including increased efficiency and business agility.
Capgemini CEO of Infrastructure Services Patrick Nicolet said leveraging EMC’s offerings in data and cloud computing, starting with ‘Storage-as-a-Service’, the company is certain that the agreement will help them to offer improved, differentiated and competitive offerings to customers worldwide.