The French-based company, Capgemini has long been an advocate for the cloud. Currently it operates in more than 40 countries worldwide, employing 115,000 people, so I suppose you could say it isn’t a small time business.
Capgemini, however, decided to take things a bit further and forged a partnership with IBM and I gather it hasn’t looked back since.
While the French outfit already offers its customers cloud services, management believed by linking up with a major US corporation such as IBM it would further enhance its reputation as well as offer something a bit different.
IBM, for its part, believes that the partnership with Capgemini will help it to compete more effectively with the likes of Google by pushing its own bespoke technology – CloudBurst.
Both companies also believe that by pooling resources this way it enables them to offer solutions to its customers that can cut costs. In fact, it seems in the case of one customer the latter’s costs were cut by a massive 33%. Furthermore, since CloudBurst is a self service system for application development, the time taken has also been cut in half.
Partnering with other organisations is not new for Capgemini. It has forged relationships with other international businesses in the past such as Amazon. However, the partnership with IBM takes the company onto a new level.
In fact, one of the reasons for doing so, it seems, is because it believes IBM offers a one-stop shop for all things cloud computing.