December 14, 2006
Capgemini Opens Datacentre in Frankfurt Cooperation with provider IXEurope
Capgemini has opened a new datacentre in Frankfurt for its Outsourcing Services. The high quality datacentre space has been provided by the pan-European datacentre service company IXEurope for a period of five and a half years.
“Moving our datacentre to IXEurope consistently follows our outsourcing approach: Capgemini will continue to be responsible for the business critical operation of our clients' IT applications and hardware. However, our partner will be responsible for facility management, which after all is the company's core business”, explains Peter Henkel, Managing Director of Capgemini Systems GmbH.
The IT systems in the previous locations have been moved to the new centre during the last few weeks. The new centre is now an integral part of Capgemini's global network of some 70 delivery centres. As part of its Rightshore™ approach combining onshore, nearshore and offshore components, Capgemini will mainly use the Frankfurt centre to deliver IT infrastructure services for the German market.
The new data centre location meets the highest safety and technology standards and offers substantial reserves for further extensions. Capgemini also partners with IXEurope France using services and technical space in the Paris1 IXDatacentre.
IXEurope is one of Europe's fastest growing providers of datacentre services. Its principal activities include primary datacentre services, hosting infrastructure and business continuity solutions.
IXEurope works with enterprise and internet customers to provide resilient datacentre infrastructure to house their IT systems far more cost-effectively than through in-house provision. The benefits include optimised IT performance, improved systems availability and reduced corporate risk through improved regulatory compliance. By continually focusing on quality, IXEurope also gives clients exceptional service levels and on-site access to a high level of technical expertise.
With award winning datacentre facilities in key European cities, broad technology expertise and a proven track record, IXEurope provides solutions that give customers the confidence that their operations are protected. The Company has over 450 customers in the enterprise, internet and networking markets including Merrill Lynch, Deutsche B�rse Systems AG, Network Rail and France Telecom.
Founded in 1998, IXEurope was listed on the London Stock Exchange in April 2006.
For more information please visit the website at www.ixeurope.com
About the Capgemini Group
Capgemini is a leading global provider of Management and IT Consulting, Technology and Outsourcing. The company with European origins supports clients in developing and implementing growth strategies and successfully applying new technologies. Capgemini uses a new form of working together: the Collaborative Business Experience. CBE is based on the joint commitment of service provider and client to mutual success and creating tangible added value based on close collaboration. Capgemini currently employs about 61,000 people worldwide and achieved revenues in 2005 of 6.954bn Euro.
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