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December 03, 2012

Capgemini Selects Amazon Web Services

By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced that SAP applications have been provided by the company Capgemini (News - Alert) to launch the Test Drive program for SAP solutions.

AWS has partnered with SAP to develop a close collaborative alliance committed to creating innovative solutions for companies of all sizes.

With the knowledge that SAP (News - Alert) and AWS have gained testing the performance of the underlying AWS resources, new and existing SAP customers can install their SAP solutions on SAP certified Amazon EC2 instances in various production environments.

Allowing users to test their capability, the Test Drive program by Capgemini offers them access to AWS infrastructure and SAP solutions that are pre-configured. Each Test Drive lab consists of complimentary AWS server time and is provisioned to customers in just minutes.

Users can rapidly test and explore pre-built images of the SAP HANA platform and SAP Business Suite software and the SAP Afaria mobile device management solution.

Now, Capgemini can rapidly convert this evaluation environment to a customer proof-of-concept.

“Capgemini has been a long term, innovative APN Consulting Partner in the AWS Partner Network,” said Terry Wise, head of Global Partner Ecosystem, Amazon Web Services (News - Alert). “Their experience in supporting global enterprise deployments of solutions on AWS and in managing SAP software on AWS provides enterprise customers a rapid and seamless path from evaluation to production.”

Recently, Riverbed (News - Alert) partnered with Amazon Web Services to provide cloud performance and data protection solutions. Companies can now deploy and scale within Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) environments with Riverbed’s (WAN) optimization solution, combined with the elasticity and subscription pricing model of AWS.

Powering hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world, AWS provides a reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud.

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Edited by Braden Becker

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