Capgemini and EMC Extend Global Strategic Alliance to Enable Brazilian Businesses with Next-Generation Cloud Solutions

    Capgemini and EMC Extend Global Strategic Alliance to Enable Brazilian
               Businesses with Next-Generation Cloud Solutions

New Capgemini Business Unit Created To Serve Emerging Brazilian Market

PR Newswire

PARIS, SAO PAULO, and HOPKINTON, Mass., Feb. 7, 2013

PARIS, SAO PAULO, and HOPKINTON, Mass., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Story Highlights:

  oCapgemini and EMC announce new go-to-market agreement to expand operations
    in Brazil
  oBoth companies committed to work collaboratively to deliver
    next-generation cloud solutions to enable customers to derive
    transformative IT value as they move implementations to the cloud
  oA new dedicated Capgemini business unit in Brazil will be formed to focus
    on delivering cloud solutions

Full Story:

Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology,
and outsourcing services, and EMC (NYSE: EMC), the global leader in private,
public and hybrid cloud infrastructure technologies, today announced the
expansion of their global alliance with a strategic go-to-market agreement to
expand operations in Brazil. The two companies have committed to work
collaboratively to deliver customer value through the implementation of
next-generation cloud solutions.

Responding to the strong demand for cloud-based solutions in Latin America,
Capgemini and EMC will deliver a portfolio of end-to-end As-a-Service cloud
offerings designed for specific vertical market segments. Working closely with
EMC, a new dedicated Integrated Solutions business unit will be operated by
Capgemini Brasil to bring these innovative cloud solutions to the Brazilian
market providing the needed technological infrastructure expertise. The
As-a-Service solutions will be aimed at delivering more agile and
cost-efficient cloud IT solutions, designed to meet customers' unique business
challenges, requirements and service level agreements for specific vertical
market segments, decreasing the need for capital expenditures and increasing
the alignment of IT costs to consumption.

The Integrated Solutions business unit will focus on the creation of
value-added services standardized on EMC technology and As-a-Service cloud
solutions to enable and expand the range of options for IT organizations
seeking to gain business agility without sacrificing trust and control in
their cloud computing.

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

  oFoundational services such as

 1.Storage as a Service
 2.Backup as a Service
 3.Archive as a Service

  oTransformational 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

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."

Additional Resources:

  oLearn more about Capgemini's Business Cloud report
  oLearn more about Capgemini
  oLearn more about partnering with EMC
  oConnect with EMC via Twitter,Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and ECN

About Capgemini

With more than 120,000 people in 40 countries, Capgemini is one of the world's
foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services.The
Group reported 2011 global revenues of EUR 9.7 billion (approximately $13.5
billion USD). Together with its clients, Capgemini creates and delivers
business and technology solutions that fit needs and drive the results they
want. A deeply multicultural organization, Capgemini has developed its own way
of working, the Collaborative Business Experience^TM, and draws on Rightshore
^ ®, its worldwide delivery model.

About Capgemini Brasil

In 2010,the Capgemini Group acquired CPM Braxis, which had been successfully
operating in Brazil for more than 30 years.Later in 2012CPM Braxis Capgemini
was newly rebranded Capgemini Brasil. Capgemini in Brazil employs 7,800 people
and serves over 200 clients, offering four main service lines: Applications
Services, Infrastructure Services and Products and Business Process
Outsourcing (BPO).Learn more about us Rightshore^®
is a trademark belonging to Capgemini.

About EMC

EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service
providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service.
Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative
products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping
IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset
– information – in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional
information about EMC can be found at

EMC is a registered trademark of EMC Corporation in the United States and/or
other countries. All other trademarks used are the property of their
respective owners.

[1]  Anderson Baldin Figueiredo – Research & Enterprise Consulting Manager,
IDC, December 2012

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SOURCE EMC Corporation

Contact: Julie Quattro, EMC, +1-408-562-1519,; or
Christel Lerouge, Capgemini Group, +33 (0)1 47 54 50 76,; or Juan Castillo, Ketchum Brazil, +55 11
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