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PA Consulting Group Joins Google Cloud Platform Partner Program

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LONDON, July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

PA Consulting Group has this week joined the Google Cloud Platform Partner Program as a Services Partner. PA uses cloud-based services to help organisations create innovative, cost-effective and scalable IT solutions, from concept development to design and delivery.

"The Google Cloud Platform Partner Program enables us to help our clients develop new cloud-based solutions that drive their success across the range of sectors, public and private, in which we provide support by building on power of the Google Cloud Platform," says Dan Rossner, cloud expert, PA Consulting Group. "The Google Cloud Platform offers a broad set of application development, cloud storage, large scale computing and big data capabilities that provides our clients with an enhanced technical ability to meet the demands of fast-moving business."

"Using Google App Engine has allowed us to benefit from instant scalability and easier website development," said Adrian Shand, Project Manager for the UK Met Office social weather website (wow.metoffice.gov.uk). "Thanks to the scalability, we haven't had anything to worry about as the site has grown in use."

Dan continues: "Using Google's technology we have already achieved results that would have seemed unthinkable only a few years ago. With the permission of the NHS, for example, we used Google's Big Query platform to upload and interrogate anonymous patient data approaching a billion units. Previously it would have taken hours or days to run a query on a resource of this scale - using Big Query we could do it in a few seconds. On a separate project, we used the Google App Engine to create the social weather website for the Met Office wow.metoffice.gov.uk. The scalable, elastic nature of this platform has given enthusiasts in around 150 countries worldwide the chance to share, in real-time, more than 40 million readings online."

Google's Cloud Platform products enable customers to implement:

  • Cloud app solutions, such as mobile apps, social apps, business process apps, and websites, using Google App Engine and Google Cloud SQL.
  • Cloud storage solutions, such as high-end backup and recovery, active archiving, global file sharing/collaboration, and primary SAN/NAS, using Google Cloud Storage.
  • Large-scale computing solutions, such as batch processing, data processing and high performance computing using Google Compute Engine.
  • Big data solutions, such as interactive tools, trend detection and BI dashboards, using Google BigQuery and Google Prediction API.

"To help customers get the most out of our cloud platform products," explains Eric Morse, Head of Sales and Business Development, for Google's cloud platform, "we work closely with services firms, like PA Consulting Group, that deliver custom applications and other infrastructure solutions on top of Google's cloud platform."

The Google Cloud Platform Partner Program includes Services Partners such as systems integrators, IT consultant firms, developers, web designers, and other professional services companies that help clients design, develop, and manage new cloud-based solutions. Customers benefit by engaging with PA Consulting Group, which has invested in developing the skills needed to build these powerful new solutions on top of Google's Cloud Platform.

For more information on PA Consulting Group and our cloud-based offerings, please visit PA's Innovative Solutions website. For further information on PA joining Google Cloud Platform Partner Program please visit http://www.paconsulting.com/our-thinking/pa-joins-google-cloud-platform-partner-program or email cloud@paconsulting.com.

About PA Consulting Group

We are a firm of more than 2,000 people, specialising in management and IT consulting, technology and innovation. Independent and employee-owned, we operate globally from offices across Europe and the Nordics, the United States, the Gulf and Asia Pacific.

We work with businesses and governments to anticipate, understand and meet the challenges they face. We have outstanding technology-development capability and a unique breadth of skills, from strategy to performance improvement, from HR to IT. Our expertise covers energy, financial services, life sciences and healthcare, government and public services, defence and security, transport and logistics, telecommunications, consumer goods and automotive.

Shivani Joshi, cloud@paconsulting.com

SOURCE PA Consulting Group



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