Microsoft and Accenture Team Up to Ease the Path to the Hybrid Cloud

Accenture and Microsoft Corp. recently introduce their newest endeavor – Accenture Hybrid Cloud Solution for Microsoft Azure. It is a hybrid cloud platform designed to accelerate cloud adoption by enterprises and help enterprises build and manage enterprise-wide cloud infrastructure and applications.

Pierre Nanterme, chairman and CEO of Accenture calls it “A game-changing proposition” that addresses the biggest concerns and complexities clients face as they look to leverage the cloud.

Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft Corp. on the opportunity this new platform creates for enterprises to by unlocking new benefits, including powerful applications, data-driven insights and increased productivity.

The Accenture Hybrid Cloud Solution for Microsoft Azure delivers new technologies to migrate and manage applications between private and public clouds in a controlled, seamless and automated way – on demand, at speed and from a single console.

  • TheMicrosoft Cloud Platform of Microsoft Azure providing enterprise performance, hyper-scale and hybrid capabilities connected to Windows Server with Hyper-V, System Center and Azure Pack running in customer data centers.
  • TheAccenture Cloud Platform which supports multi-platform environments with self-service provisioning for any application. Its central dashboard controls cloud brokerage and management capabilities, and provides the enterprise-grade governance, reliability, security and operations enterprise clients expect.
  • An end-to-end spectrum of professional services to help clients define and execute against their cloud goals, based on Accenture’s specialized industry knowledge and proven business transformation experience – from strategy and transformation to migration, deployment and managed services.
  • Avanade’s deep bench of skilled professionals equipped with broad expertise in Microsoft technologies and a laser focus on unlocking business value in the enterprise.

Gartner analyst Merv Adrian looks favorable at this announcement in an interview with InformationWeek. The solution is already being piloted at Freeport-McMoRan and I can’t wait to read the case studies for this platform. Another major step for cloud-kind.

Here is what Microsoft’s CEO thinks about it:

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Sydney Rootman is the Editor and Lead Writer for SaaSAddict. SaaSAddict shares news and information on SaaS, cloud migration and product marketing, in hopes of fostering discussion and interaction with the professional community.