Capgemini, a global provider of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, and VMware, have expanded their strategic partnership to jointly develop new solutions. The move will extend Capgemini’s service integration, aggregation and orchestration platform by leveraging VMware’s industry leading cloud management offerings. This expanded partnership reflects both players’ vision of how IT organisations are evolving in the cloud era, according to the statement released. The new solutions will help customers more easily achieve IT-as-a-service by improving the way they manage cloud consumption across multiple providers and operators with policy-based service provisioning, data sovereignty protection and improved time to value for cloud adoption.
These new solutions, which are a key component of Capgemini’s Orchestration Platform, will combine the company’s market-leading service integration solution, as well as Capgemini’s service aggregation and orchestration solutions, with VMware vCloud Automation Center, vCenter Operations Management Suite and VMware IT Business Management Suite. As a result, enterprises will be able to rapidly create and deliver new business services while transforming their IT infrastructure and modernising their existing applications.
The joint solutions are also designed to improve financial and service level management of cloud services and providers via a real-time dashboard, that can provide CFOs with visibility into LOB usage and IT spend. Similarly, CIOs will gain transparency into overall application usage, allowing for greater control over the support of business processes and enabling true collaboration across the enterprise ecosystem. The platform will also allow businesses to consume services in a rapid and efficient manner.
“In order to support a globally connected workforce, cloud solutions that are efficient, effective and bring real-time business insights are essential,” said Raf Howery, Senior Vice President and Head of Infra Strategy and Ecosystem for Capgemini. “Expanding our VMware partnership with the introduction of our new business cloud solution is a key part of our cloud orchestration strategy, allowing enterprises to better manage the complexity of their IT transformation journey. It will enable them to transition to cloud with greater flexibility and simplicity and to obtain resources across legacy, public, private or hybrid environments. They will see an immediate business impact.”
“VMware Cloud Management solutions have been designed to meet the demands of IT-as-a-Service – self-service, scale, velocity of change, shared infrastructures – as well as the modern applications they support. This industry leading cloud management solution, along with Capgemini’s power and expertise to implement large-scale successful enterprise solutions significantly expands our partnership and joint value for our customers,” said Ramin Sayar, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cloud Management Business Unit, VMware. “I am excited about our joint investment and strategy, which will span across multiple business and technology practices, and will provide unique and differentiated value to the industry and our enterprise customers.”