Dreamforce: Capgemini Launches Cloud Assessment ToolDreamforce: Capgemini Launches Cloud Assessment Tool
Migrating customers to the cloud can be tricky business, and the easier it is for cloud services providers and channel partners to ease organizations into this new computing model, the better it is for everybody involved. And some solutions providers are taking it upon themselves to launch cloud assessment and migration tools.
November 19, 2013
Migrating customers to the cloud can be tricky business, and the easier it is for cloud services providers and channel partners to ease organizations into this new computing model, the better it is for everybody involved. And some solutions providers are taking it upon themselves to launch cloud assessment and migration tools. The latest is from global consulting and integration firm Capgemini, which unveiled the Capgemini Cloud Assessment tool at the Salesforce.com (CRM) Dreamforce conference.
The new tool was designed to provide a six- to eight-week “complete assessment framework” that includes a product road map, business case and architecture. The tool supports enterprises in deploying a roadmap for cloud adoption, and Capgemini hopes the tool will accelerate its customers’ migration to the cloud, whether it’s to private, public or hybrid cloud environments.
Because Capgemini works with a variety of vendors and provides customers with a choice of technologies and products, the tool was designed to be vendor-agnostic. The four-step process builds on Capgemini’s Wide-Angle Application Rationalization Program, an approach the consulting company has used in hundreds of customer engagements.
According to the company, the tool begins with a multi-workstream assessment phase in which the scope and execution strategy of the cloud migration are defined. It ends with a deployment road map that outlines the practical steps for a customer’s cloud migration. Additionally, Capgemini provides a business case that aims to balance risk and cost savings.
“When it comes to putting a cloud adoption strategy in place, most organizations are not fully aware of which applications are well suited for the cloud and why,” said Vikrant Karnik Sr., vice president and head of sales for Enterprise Cloud Services – Application Services One at Capgemini, in a prepared statement. “Organizations who are currently using resource intensive, on-premise applications need help to understand how to support the transition from these systems to the cloud. We are experiencing significant demand for our CCA from customers who are keen to reduce total cost of ownership, while identifying a simplified business case and cloud implementation road map.”
Capgemini has significant resources behind it—not something every solutions provider can boast. But even without a large set of resources, providing a tool such as Capgemini Cloud Assessment could go a long way toward winning over customers and helping them make the right decisions when it comes to shifting their workloads from traditional on-premises technologies to private, public and hybrid cloud infrastructures.
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