According to Capgemini, the company will market and deliver services around Windows Azure, Microsoft’s cloud platform, mobilizing Capgemini’s full lifecycle capabilities in orchestrating, designing, developing and running cloud-based application services.
“Capgemini already has a very strong alliance with Microsoft and this further strengthens our relationship,” said John Brahim, deputy chief executive officer for Capgemini‘s Europe application services. “We have a long history of customer collaboration and deep sector-specific expertise, and Microsoft offers innovative solutions to meet customer needs in the quickly growing domain of the cloud.”
“Together, we are well positioned to deliver cloud services that will help customers keep ahead of the technology curve, while at the same time reducing costs,” he added.
The joint plan will offer Windows Azure offerings across 22 countries, including covering sectors such as financial services, the public sector and energy and utilities and will provide advice to businesses on how to develop a cohesive, enterprise-class cloud strategy.
“Our mutual customers will benefit from this joint plan with Capgemini to offer flexible cloud business solutions to customers through the Windows Azure platform,” said Doug Hauger, general manager for Windows Azure at Microsoft. “Microsoft is committed to continued investment in cloud solutions, and will work with Capgemini to facilitate the deployment of cloud solutions for customers around the world.”