Capgemini has embarked on a new global services group specifically for cloud computing.
Capgemini managing director of new business for Australia, Deepak Nangia, said towards the end of last year the company conducted a global CIO survey, including some from Australia. One of the key findings revealed that companies didn’t know how to best use cloud technology.
The Infostructure Transformation Services unit will provide customers with the ability to access cloud computing and services and enables organisations to re-engineer IT infrastructure.
Four offerings will make up the unit including data centre optimisation and consolidation, virtualisation, unified communications and cloud-based solutions.
The range of offerings will draw on expertise from across the Capgemini business including its technology and outsourcing wing.
“Not only will we be helping customers into the cloud, but also offering services through our partner eco-system on the cloud,” Nangia said. “We have key partnerships in place with infrastructure and software providers.
“We can provide multiple service offerings to our customers.”
Capgemini has recognised the processes and methodologies involved with helping clients change from a physical to a virtual and then into the cloud environment.
The company will offer customers the ability to test cloud services before conducting a full implementation.
“Our consulting team will work with customers to decide on what areas and applications they should put on the cloud,” Nangia said. “It’s like a check list of what is a cloud friendly application or service, because it may not be beneficial for everything to go on the cloud.”
“The entire concept of cloud is to have services on demand.”
Over the next 18 months, Nangia said the company would make further investments into its testing services, business information management and application lifecycle services.