VMworld Europe will bring together individuals and entities from 92 different nations to share and compare the latest in virtualization technology developments, innovations, solutions, and directions. Since technology adoption varies from country to country, it will be interesting to learn how the adoption and implementation of VMware technology and products affects organizations virtualization data center transformation strategies and their journey to the hybrid cloud.
VMworld is an important event for Capgemini’s collaboration with VMware. There are three key points, 1. Software defined data center (SDDC) with Service Integration, 2. SAP Hana on vSphere and, 3. Enterprise Mobility (AirWatch). To learn more about these offerings and the impact to our customers and partnership;
Software Defined Data Center – Service Integration
Services Integration helps clients remove the complexity of IT transformation through the aggregation of services orchestration and management capabilities. In 2013, Capgemini established our services integration partnership with VMware through the executive sponsorship of Pat Gelsinger (VMware CEO) and Patrick Nicolet (Capgemini CEO Infrastructure Services and Group Board Member). Both are visionaries and committed to co-innovation, having had the forethought to develop our first offering, Services Integration founded on VMware’s ITBM technology and Capgemini customer knowledge and intimacy. This offering resulted in Capgemini receiving 2 awards this year: VMware’s Consulting and Integration Partner of the Year, and Hybrid Cloud Innovation joint award with one of our clients at vForum in Paris on June 4 2014.
SAP Hana on vSphere
In May of 2014, as part of Pat Gelsinger’s keynote presentation at EMC World, Patrick Nicolet announced another level of our partnership: a three-way go to market play with VMware and SAP for the deployment of Hana in highly virtualized environments. In June, in recognition of its outstanding contributions as an SAP partner, Capgemini received a 2014 SAP® Pinnacle award as the SAP HANA® Adoption Partner of the Year. SAP Pinnacle awards are presented annually to the top SAP partners that have excelled in developing and growing their partnership with SAP and driving customer success. “Together with our partners – who are co-innovating with us, reselling and implementing our solutions – we offer choice and deliver transformational value to our joint customers of all sizes,” said Rodolpho Cardenuto, president, Global Partner Operations, SAP. “Partners like Capgemini are our force multipliers, and today, more than ever, they are essential to our customers’ success. We congratulate Capgemini for its outstanding partnership with SAP and well-deserved 2014 SAP Pinnacle award.” This represents the level of collaboration and commitment our customers are seeking when working with across technology and system integration partners.
Enterprise Mobility with AirWatch
Building on a foundation of earlier successes, on September 9th Capgemini and VMware announced the expansion of our strategic partnership centered around enterprise mobility management and end-user computing, More specifically, the partnership allows us to leverage AirWatch’s Enterprise Managed Mobility solution as we bundle it with our Mobile Solutions service offerings. At VMworld Barcelona you will have a chance to hear from Fernando Alaverz, Capgemini Senior Vice President and Head of the Mobile Solutions Global Service Line. Fernando has said, “For Capgemini, the bigger picture includes positioning its mobile divisions around the internet of things and corresponding data and analytics, which he called “the next big thing.” So don’t miss Fernando’s keynote at VMworld on Wednesday, October 16th at 16:30.
Now in its third consecutive year in Barcelona, VMworld offers an attractive venue to bring together diverse cultures for sharing, comparing, and collaboration. Barcelona is a city rich in culture and history, offering a picturesque waterfront site to stimulate minds and imaginations alike.
Join me and the leadership team of Capgemini in Barcelona where we are once again proud and honored to be a VMworld CIP (Consulting & Integration Partner) Platinum sponsor.
Capgemini Videos From #VMworld San Francisco 2014
Patrick Nicolet – Capgemini CEO Infrastructure Services and GMB Member – How Our Partnership With VMware Benefits Our Clients
Lanny Cohen – Capgemini Group CTO – Disruptions & Innovations
Harish Rao – Capgemini Infrastructure Services CTO – Managing Complexity Enabling Service Orchestration
Sheryl Chamberlain – Capgemini VP Global Partner Executive@theCube VMworld San Francisco 2014
Cindy Borgman Capgemini VP SAP Hosting Practice