Microsoft is the first cloud service provider to join Capgemini’s expanded cloud services programme, which will enable organisations to take advantage of a broader range of cloud services.
The initiative ‘Capgemini Cloud Choice with Microsoft’ is a unique set of services and offerings that focus on enabling cloud-based business transformation and the implementation of business and technology solutions by using Microsoft’s cloud technologies. These services and offers from Capgemini will include Cloud Advisory, Managed Platform Services and applied integrated innovation that will help organisations to become more agile and focus more strategically on their business operations.
Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of cloud and enterprise at Microsoft, said: "We are excited to extend our partnership with Capgemini, a leading global systems integrator, to help customers accelerate their business agility, productivity and efficiency. Working together we’ll provide customers with the guidance, support and technology solutions they need to accelerate business transformation using the cloud."
‘Capgemini Cloud Choice with Microsoft’ will provide managed ‘as a service’ cloud solutions tailored to industry needs. Example solutions include OneShare, which will accelerate the provisioning of test and development on Microsoft Azure and control costs through usage monitoring and resource scheduling. Meanwhile, SkySight - an Azure-like private cloud – will help enterprises quickly deploy new applications, leverage competitively-priced managed services and benefit from rapid deployment and configuration.
The solutions encompass hybrid, public, hosted and private cloud services using Azure and offer customers an integrated platform which can be easily installed to take advantage of existing technology investments. The ‘as a service’ model will enable enterprises to have increased control over software upgrades and to have more time to focus on driving new innovations and business transformation.
Lanny Cohen, global CTO of the Capgemini Group, said: "This is an exciting new step in our global partnership with Microsoft, where we have long pioneered the adoption of cloud. The benefits of flexible, as-a-service computing power have changed the market dynamics of every industry, but the key is being able to exploit them. Many industries still face challenges with the adoption of cloud technology and workload migration and need support to define their cloud policies, compliance environment and organisation structure to drive business performance. This is a requirement not just for large enterprises but also for start-ups and new market entrants who are moving swiftly to harness cloud technology."
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