New York, November 28, 2012 – Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, announced today that its North America business will provide customers expanded support for delivery of SAP® applications on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform. Capgemini has used AWS to launch the Test Drive program for SAP solutions, providing its customers with the ability to quickly and easily launch SAP-solution based environments on AWS and realize the benefits of SAP software on AWS, backed by the depth of Capgemini managed services.
The Test Drive program provides customers with access to AWS infrastructure and SAP solutions that are pre-configured, enabling customers to test their capability. Each Test Drive lab includes complimentary AWS server time and is provisioned to customers in minutes. Customers can quickly evaluate and explore pre-built images of the SAP Afaria® mobile device management solution, the SAP HANA® platform and SAP Business Suite software. Capgemini can then quickly convert this rapid evaluation environment to a customer proof-of-concept for development or test, with an SAP community-based support model. This program will allow Capgemini to help a wide range of firms including larger enterprises, startups and ISVs to evaluate, and in some cases deploy, their SAP applications on AWS infrastructure quickly, while providing customers with enhanced services to operate and monitor the solutions. This can dramatically reduce the time-to-value and infrastructure costs for customers operating SAP environments.
“Our customers realize that to remain competitive in an increasingly dynamic market, they have to be agile, cost-effective and innovative, and we continually strive to provide them with that edge,” said Joe Coyle, vice president and North American chief technology officer, Capgemini. “Our relationship with SAP and AWS enables Capgemini to offer customers the enhanced agility and economics of the cloud, providing faster time to value for customers evaluating and deploying SAP solutions.”
Capgemini also announced the creation of an AWS Center of Excellence within Capgemini that will provide enterprise customers with a central source for continued innovation with SAP applications on AWS.
“Capgemini has been a long term, innovative APN Consulting Partner in the AWS Partner Network,” said Terry Wise, head of Global Partner Ecosystem, Amazon Web Services. “Their experience in supporting global enterprise deployments of solutions on AWS and in managing SAP software on AWS provides enterprise customers a rapid and seamless path from evaluation to production.”
Capgemini is an SAP-certified global provider of cloud and hosting services, with more than 20 years of experience implementing SAP solutions, and providing implementation, integration and application management services in support of SAP applications on AWS in North America.