The information technology and business process outsourcing services
provider, CGI Group Inc., is using Sun's utility computing model in its
new Life Sciences Solution. The solution is being deployed at Genome
Quebec, a genomics and proteomics investment organization. CGI will
utilize the Sun model to obtain network computing resources based on
usage from Sun. CGI will also offer pay-for-use pricing to its customers,
including Genome Quebec.
"Sun's utility computing model enables CGI to bring even more flexibility
and value to our relationship with customers in the Life Sciences sector,"
stated Michael Roach, president and chief operating officer for CGI.
"Moreover, it marks the beginning of a new capability for us to help
customers in a variety of industries bring more predictability to their IT
"This alliance is one more example of how Sun's utility computing strategy
of working with its leading partners is hitting the mark for customers who
want to improve their resource management and align their IT spending to
their specific business needs," said Patricia C. Sueltz, executive vice
president of Sun Services, leading Sun's utility computing business
worldwide. "Ultimately, it comes down to creating value and delivering ROI
for our customers."
CGI's plans include building on its initial Life Sciences utility
computing solution with more custom industry offerings, including those
for telecommunications, financial services, government, retail and
CGI will make use of the Sun-powered utility in order to:
- Provide on-demand computing resources for its enterprise customers
- Operate and manage multiple infrastructure platforms to enable CGI's
customers to deploy a UC model in-house or as a hosted/managed service
- Provide value-added services to customers, including applications,
security and other business processes
"It's no surprise that customers want more choice, flexibility and
control," said Stephane Boisvert, President of Sun Microsystems Canada. "Working
together, CGI and Sun are delivering utility computing solutions today
that help customers make the most out of their IT investments."
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