The move to the public cloud seems to have caught out many large corporates, particularly those wanting to move to Amazon Web Services (AWS). To help those corporates who may have a problem adjusting to the AWS level of support consultants Capgemini are developing some new initiatives to build and migrate applications on to AWS.
Capgemini has had a longstanding relationship with AWS which dates back to 2008 and as part of its extended cloud services programme, ‘Capgemini Cloud Choice with Amazon Web Services’ will see Capgemini further invest in its cloud advisory, migration and managed business services.
The key outcome of this new initiative is a dedicated migration factory, that helps businesses use AWS technology and develop sector-specific IP solutions hosted on AWS.
The new Capgemini migration factory for AWS, will be based in Chennai and Bangalore, and will have up to 1000 staff across India, the UK, the US, Netherlands and France by the end of 2016.
The migration factory will use the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (AWS CAF) planning tool as part of its methodology.
A key goal of Capgemini’s increased focus on AWS will be to develop cloud advisory, migration to AWS and managed offerings specifically for the financial services sector, based on Capgemini IP hosted on the AWS Cloud.
One of the offerings already available in this area is Capgemini’s Insurance Connect, a fully managed business service insurance platform which enables core processing, digital services and insights and analytics on AWS. Asset-intensive industries (such as energy and utilities) also have the Digital Industrial Asset Lifecycle Management solution a managed business service built on AWS. The on-premises offering is now also available on the AWS Cloud and provides an environment which Capgemini claims can be up and running in as little as fifteen minutes.
Additionally Capgemini also has a solution for businesses looking to migrate their existing SAP solutions to AWS or to adopt SAP S/4HANA using AWS. The solution allows users to either, get on the latest release of SAP solutions, optimise their workload on the cloud or consume through an integrated delivery model. Also, Capgemini's SAP certified BAiO (Business All-in-One) industry specific and Line of Business IP solutions are now available on SAP HANA, optimised to run on the AWS cloud with Capgemini claiming solutions in most industries to be up and running in as little as six weeks.