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Capgemini And EMC Extend Global Strategic Alliance To Enable Brazilian Businesses With Next-Generation Cloud Solutions

The integrated cloud-based services will focus on vertical markets including agribusiness and banking and will include:

  • Foundational services such as
    1. Storage as a Service
    2. Backup as a Service
    3. Archive as a Service
  • Transformational services including
    1. SAP as a Service (SAP aaService®)
    2. Testing Platform as a Service (TPaaService) and,
    3. Enterprise Content Management as a Service (ECMaaS)

According to IDC, Latin America continues to reflect significant growth in IT spending, with increasingly high demand for cloud-based solutions and a high degree of spending around infrastructure services. "Revenues in Brazil Public Cloud will submit a CAGR of 72.8% during the period between 2011-2015, reaching a total value of US$ 798 MM in 2015. IaaS market, with a CAGR of 72.4% (2011-2015) will be responsible for US$ 362 MM in 2015, while contracts on SaaS will reach US$ 370 MM with a CAGR of approximately 77.7% over the period between 2011 to 2015. These two markets will be responsible for 92% revenue with Public Cloud in Brazil in 2015".[1]  The upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics are also expected to drive a significant volume of both public and private sector IT infrastructure investments to Brazil.

Capgemini's relationship with EMC dates back to 2002 when the companies began offering joint pay-as-you-go storage services. Capgemini has been an EMC Global Alliance Partner since the program's inception in 2008. The two companies formed a strategic alliance in 2011, with the aim of driving significant growth through the joint development of next-generation, cloud-based solutions. This new addition to that alliance extends the strategic partnership of the two companies to leverage their expertise to enable geographic, vertical and emerging markets growth, first in Brazil, before rolling out similar approaches in other markets.

Both companies have a long history of commitment to and investment in Brazil. EMC first entered the Brazil market in 1992 via third party distribution and opened a Brazilian subsidiary in 1997. Since 2008 EMC has invested in manufacturing and research and development facilities in Brazil. In 2011 EMC announced plans to establish a new R&D center which is currently under construction in Rio de Janeiro primarily focused on the acquisition, analysis, collaboration and visualization of seismic data generated by the oil and gas industry. Capgemini has been present in Brazil since the 1970s through its BPO practice and in October 2010 Capgemini acquired a majority stake in CPM Braxis which formed in 2007 as a result of a merger of two Brazilian services providers (CPM, founded in 1982 and Braxis founded in 2006) which became Capgemini Brasil in October 2012 (held through a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cap Gemini SA). Under the new partnership agreement, Capgemini Brasil will continue to serve the Brazil market as a reseller of EMC assets and a member of the EMC Velocity Solution Provider Program.

Executive Quotes:

Jean-Claude Viollier, Corporate Vice President, Head of Global Channels and Partners, Capgemini

"EMC's commitment in Capgemini Brasil is a key milestone in the strategic alliance between our companies. As the fourth largest IT services provider in Brazil, we have witnessed a shift in IT spending patterns as our customers here move to a more service-based cloud approach to IT procurement. Through this initiative we will be able to leverage EMC's market leading technology to drive significant growth through innovative joint IT solutions that deliver exceptional value and help accelerate the cloud-enabled journey for clients in Brazil."

Terry Breen, Senior Vice President, Global Alliances, EMC

"EMC is dedicated to providing customers a wide spectrum of choice in cloud services, which places Service Providers at the core of our hybrid cloud strategy. Working in tight formation with Capgemini Brasil will enable us to continue to bring EMC's industry-leading infrastructure technology to market to help our customers capitalize on the value derived from trusted, flexible and agile cloud solutions."

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