Capgemini and VMware have expanded their partnership to develop new IT-as-a-service solutions around Cloud.
The move will extend Capgemini's service integration, aggregation and orchestration platform by leveraging VMware's cloud management offerings.
According to a company statement, the new solutions will help customers 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.
The partnership brings together VMware's virtualisation and cloud management solutions with Capgemini's expertise in service integration, aggregation and orchestration.
The aim is to help enterprises simplify cloud management complexity, maximise operational efficiency and increase IT and business agility, while improving quality of service.
The partnership will combine Capgemini's service integration solution, as well as Capgemini's service aggregation and orchestration solutions, with VMware vCloud Automation Centre, vCentre Operations Management Suite and VMware IT Business Management Suite.
An enterprise marketing director seeking a new application for business analysis and operations management will now have the ability to access a set of pre-packaged solutions that align to overall business policies and specific marketing needs, eliminating time-consuming background research, procurement and provisioning.
Through the end-user service portal, the marketing director will be able to select the provider and solution.
The joint solutions are 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.
CIOs will gain transparency into overall application usage, allowing for control over the support of business processes and enabling collaboration.
Capgemini senior vice president, Raf Howery, said Cloud solutions that were efficient, effective and brought real-time business insight were essential.
"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," he said.
"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 senior vice president and general manager Ramin Sayar said VMware Cloud solutions had been designed to meet the demands 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," he said.
"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."