The new version of the Accenture Cloud Platform is now available. It offers customers enhanced cloud management services for public and private cloud infrastructure offerings.
With its expanded ecosystem of cloud providers, the new platform allows customers to procure the solutions needed, and when and where they are required. As the solutions come in a pre-packaged, standardised format, the time and cost of deployment is reduced.
Michael Liebow, managing director and global lead for Accenture Cloud Platform, said this expanded provider portfolio helps the company improve its geographic footprint. Thus, Accenture can "better serve its [customers] around the world as they migrate to the cloud."
The new Accenture Cloud Platform delivers infrastructures from the following providers:
- Amazon Web Services — Providing account enablement and expert assisted provisioning services, the Accenture Cloud Platform supports clients deploying Amazon Web Services environments in their nine regions around the world.
- Microsoft Windows Azure — Providing account enablement, the Accenture Cloud Platform supports the deployment of application development solutions on the Windows Azure platform.
- Verizon Terremark — Offering provisioning, as well as administrative and support services for Terremark's Enterprise Cloud, the platform adds data centres globally. Through the Verizon Terremark data centre in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the platform has helped the company extend its reach into Latin America.
- NTT Communications — Supporting NTT's private and public enterprise clouds, Accenture offers provisioning, administrative and support services, as well as professional architecture guidance to help clients design and deploy their applications in the cloud. The platform gains public data centres in Hong Kong and Tokyo, expanding locations in the Asia Pacific region.
Kazuhiro Gomi, NTT Communications board member and CEO of NTT America, said: "The Accenture Cloud Platform offers enterprise clients total flexibility to design an ecosystem that meets their own unique technology and geography requirements."
The new Accenture Cloud Platform is a major part of the company's investment of over US$400 million in cloud technologies, capabilities and training by 2015. Through this investment, the company aims to deliver the right cloud services from its network of providers and integrate its own solutions with third party offerings.
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