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Capgemini Unveils A New Data Center in Brazil

Capgemini is going to unveil a new data center in the Brazilian city of Campinas as the French IT outsourcing giant bets big on cloud computing to reverse its financial fortunes in Latin America’s biggest economy.
Capgemini has poured as much as $3 million into the infrastructure facility, which it will dedicate to serve only Latin American clients. The data center is part of Capgemini’s broader goal to capitalize on the growing demand for private cloud service in Brazil.
The data center will support the company’s service center in Araraquara, which was opened two years ago, and serve its large Brazilian customers in consumer products, retail, and finance.
“This data center will allow us to offer the most innovative solutions in hybrid cloud computing to our customers,” said André France, vice president of Capgemini Brazil.
Aside from cloud computing, Capgemini will also use the data center for providing managed services and data recovery. The French outsourcer is one of the biggest IT outsourcers in Brazil, where it has employed 8,500 people and serves more than 200 customers.
Dsigned on the basis of “software-defined data center” architecture, the facility has reportedly received tier-3 certification from the Uptime Institute. Capgemini claims the data center offers high level of security, intrusion prevention system, firewalls and advanced protection from malware.
In Latin America, Capgemini is present in Mexico, Argentina, Guatemala and Colombia, in addition to Brazil. Its North American operation grew significantly last year when it bought iGate for $4 billion.
These days, the French firm is pushing its Cloud Choice offering. Recently Capgemini struck a deal with Amazon, saying it wants to help its enterprise customers build and migrate applications on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Capgemini has similar partnership with EMC to provide cloud service in Brazil.

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Narayan Ammachchi

News Editor for Nearshore Americas, Narayan Ammachchi is a career journalist with a decade of experience in politics and international business. He works out of his base in the Indian Silicon City of Bangalore.

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