Sogeti Consolidates Client Delivery Center Infrastructure Seeking Business Growth with IBM PureSystems

  Sogeti Consolidates Client Delivery Center Infrastructure Seeking Business
                         Growth with IBM PureSystems

Systems Integrator combines five sites into a single facility

PR Newswire

ARMONK, N.Y. and PARIS, Dec. 4, 2012

ARMONK, N.Y.and PARIS, Dec. 4,2012 /PRNewswire/ --IBM (NYSE: IBM) today
announced that Sogeti, a leading provider of professional technology services
and wholly-owned subsidiary of Cap Gemini S.A., plans to consolidate its five
IT sites in France to a single high availability facility in Paris, running
its entire delivery centers systems provision on IBM PureFlex and IBM Storwize


Sogeti is able to achieve these results thanks to the Flex Systems Manager,
which helps increase utilization, reducing the total number of servers
required. With the integrated storage, this provides Sogeti with the capacity
to run a minimum of 800 virtual machines in high availability, a 60 percent
increase at the same level of operations staff.

"IBM PureSystems is the ideal choice because it helps us to grow our business
with higher flexibility and better time to market, at the same level of
support staff," said Christophe Bonnard, Sogeti France CEO. "As a result, we
are able to focus our resources on understanding our customers needs and
serving them. PureFlex is a key component of Sogeti's cloud strategy for our
own use as well as part of our value proposition to clients."

Sogeti were convinced of the benefits of PureFlex and how it addressed their
needs in three key areas:

  oPureSystems' single point of management significantly simplified and
    improved the management of operations, allowing overall capacity to grow
    significantly without requiring additional staffing;
  oboth VMware and Hyper-V virtualization environments run on the same IBM
    PureFlex System, allowing the client to benefit from the right added value
    at the right cost
  oOverall system performance was considerably improved by the internal
    network switching capabilities

The inclusion of IBM Lab Services in the deal ensures that the Sogeti IT team
are able to leverage the integrated patterns of expertise found within
PureSystems, to automate and optimize the deployment and maintenance of
business workloads. Ultimately, Sogeti plans to sell services based upon the
PureFlex offering to its own customers, capitalizing on integrated features
designed to accelerate time-to-market for new products and services and
creating a key business opportunity for the company.

"Businesses today face significant challenges in managing large amounts of
data and information. IBM's expert integrated systems help organizations use
their information to better serve their clients and reduce costs," said Andrew
Monshaw, General Manager PureFlex, IBM Systems and Technology Group. "The
solution we are providing to Sogeti will help them to increase their capacity
and simplify their operations management."

The IBM PureSystems family offers clients an alternative to current enterprise
computing models, where multiple and disparate systems require significant
resources to set up and maintain. PureFlex System delivers the infrastructure
services. It enables organizations to more efficiently create and manage an
infrastructure. PureApplication System delivers platform services. It helps
organizations reduce the cost and complexity of rapidly deploying and managing
applications. PureData System provides an integrated data platform that is
optimized exclusively for delivering data services for transactional
applications or for analytics.

For IBM Business Partners, PureSystems creates a new opportunity to help
clients solve the complexity of enterprise IT, reduce costs and encourage
innovation. As a system integrator, Sogeti has been a pioneer in this
adoption. Beyond this PureFlex acquisition, Sogeti is proposing its clients
take advantage of the full benefits of Smarter Computing with IBM: designing
and integrating systems that are cloud ready, big data ready, with high
standards of security. This will help clients move from sprawling
infrastructures to systems which enable profitable growth.

For more information on IBM PureSystems visit:

For more information on how Sogeti consolidates infrastructure for business
growth with PureFlex, watch the video:

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About Sogeti

Sogeti is a leading provider of professional technology services, specializing
in Application Management, Infrastructure Management and High-Tech
Engineering. Sogeti offers cutting-edge solutions around Testing, Business
Intelligence, Mobility, Cloud and Security, combining world class
methodologies and the global delivery model, Rightshore®. Sogeti brings
together more than 20,000 professionals in 15 countries and is present in over
100 locations in Europe, the US and India. Sogeti is a wholly-owned subsidiary
of Cap Gemini S.A., listed on the Paris Stock Exchange. For more information
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Media Contacts:
IBM       Sogeti
Chris Rubsamen             Therese Sinter
Global Communications           Phone: +46 703 61 46 21
IBM Systems and Technology Group
(914) 766-4280
Gaelle Dussutour
Phone: +33 1 58 75 17 96


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