Capgemini invests in Brazil datacenter

The new site will provide private cloud services to clients in Latin America

IT services firm Capgemini is investing R$13m ($3.6m) in a new datacenter in Brazil which will provide private cloud services to customers based in Latin America.

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The investment in the new site, which will be based in the São Paulo countryside town of Campinas and is the company's third datacenter in Brazil, will be made across a period of five years.

According to the outsourcer, the new datacenter will be providing support to core IT environments of large clients within government, consumer products, retail and financial services.

"This datacenter will allow us to offer the most innovative hybrid cloud computing [services] to our clients, as well as cost reduction, more efficiency and agility," says vice president for infrastructure and outsourcing services at Capgemini Brazil, André França.

Capgemini employs about 8,500 staff in Brazil and has a local client portfolio of approximately 200 clients.