BearingPoint Inc. (BE) and Cassatt Corporation have opened a facility in New York City where financial services companies can test-drive utility computing technologies, the companies said today. The Utility Computing Customer Experience Center at 3 World Financial Center in New York, replicates a large corporate data center. The two companies are also teaming on joint marketing activities to highlight the benefits that large data centers can see from running IT as a utility.
"Utility computing is a game-changing proposition for our customers," said BearingPoint Chairman Rod McGeary. "Properly deployed, utility computing can reduce infrastructure costs, leverage underutilized IT assets, help integrate disparate environments from mergers and acquisitions, improve IT service delivery, and even reduce electricity costs in data centers."
"We believe that customers who run their IT as a utility will fundamentally reset the cost structures for operating their data centers - delivering the agility business requires today, but for half the cost," said Bill Coleman, chairman and CEO of Cassatt. "We're placing significant focus on our practice with BearingPoint to help organizations worldwide capture these benefits and see immediate payback."
BearingPoint, Inc. provides technology consulting services to companies and government organizations in 60 countries worldwide. Based in McLean, Va., the firm has over 17,000 employees.
Cassatt is an enterprise software and services company based in San Jose, Calif., Cassatt was launched in 2003 and is a privately held company led by BEA founding CEO Bill Coleman, with financial backing from Warburg Pincus and NEA.