Capgemini and EMC Corporation have built a strategic alliance to identify and build multiple cloud-bases IT-as-a-Service offerings that will give customers the power to reduce costs and gain efficiency and business agility.
According to Capgemini, the partnership with EMC will be a significant asset in expanding its cloud-based business service portfolio globally. Storage-as-a-Service will be the first delivery out of the partnership increasing agility and storage solutions to customers.
The Storage-as-a Service will deliver cost-effective storage and remove complexity of capacity planning by providing storage tiering. Capgemini and EMC developed a repeatable storage architecture that delivers predictable costs, service levels, and shifts storage costs from capital expenditure to operational.
“We are delighted to be making this important strategic announcement and feel that EMC is an ideal partner for us to meet the growing demand for cloud and As-a-Service solutions,” said Patrick Nicolet, chief information officer of Infrastructure Services at Capgemini. “Leveraging EMC’s world-class offerings in data and cloud computing, starting with ‘Storage as a Service’, we are certain that this agreement will help us to offer improved, differentiated and competitive solutions to customers worldwide.”
The companies’ five year agreement will result in joint work to identify and build tailored solutions designed to meet customers’ unique business challenges. The agreement will leverage common channels through Capgemini and EMC to bring a portfolio of end-to-end cloud-based ‘as-a-service’ offerings that initially include the new Storage–as-a-Service to the market.