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Sogeti speeds time to market and cuts costs with IBM solution

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 United States and India. Sogeti is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cap Gemini S.A., listed on the Paris Stock Exchange.

Virtualisation and consolidation speed time to market and save costs

Sogeti is seeing a trend as its consulting customers across all industries seek more agility and flexibility to provide additional services and speed time to market despite flat or declining operating budgets. Many data centres inhibit this vision because they have multiple infrastructure layers that are difficult to maintain. To reduce costs and improve time to market, customers must virtualize and consolidate resources.

Sogeti experienced concerns similar to its customers and, as a consulting company, it wanted to address its internal concerns as well as help its customers streamline their infrastructure. The company's five complex and fragmented server environments were difficult to maintain and evolve. A more flexible infrastructure would mean that Sogeti could more quickly implement projects for its customers. In addition, a consolidated,cloud-enabled solution with a single point of management would help reduce costs and accelerate deployment. Philippe Duranté, IBM strategic alliance vice president for Sogeti says, "Time to market for us is time to market for our customers."

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