Accenture and VMware announced an expanded partnership and the launch of a dedicated business group. The business group will help organizations adopt a ‘cloud-first’ strategy – accelerating migration to the cloud, building modern apps more rapidly, and using the cloud as a foundation for innovation and new business models, ultimately realizing greater value.
The new business group is part of Accenture Cloud First, which Accenture launched in 2020 with a $3 billion investment in new capabilities, solutions, partnerships, and client engagements to help clients shape, move and operate their businesses in the cloud.
The Accenture VMware Business Group will invest in joint go-to-market and sales operations, training more Accenture practitioners in VMware technologies and developing new service offerings, assets, and accelerators underpinned by VMware technologies. The two companies will also develop pre-engineered vertical industry solutions, including a platform to help telecommunications companies accelerate the rollout of 5G and edge computing services.
“To meet the demands of today’s unprecedented business environment, organizations must employ a multi-cloud strategy – more rapidly than ever before,” said Pat Gelsinger, chief executive officer, VMware. “Increasingly, customers are running their applications on one or more clouds, datacenters, and the edge and the Accenture VMware Business Group will bring together the world-class teams and expertise required, with the speed, agility, and resilience that organizations demand, today and tomorrow.”
The new business group will launch a specialized VMware Cloud Migration Factory to migrate computing workloads to the cloud rapidly, more securely and confidently, using highly automated processes that have been fine-tuned by the migration and modernization of thousands of applications. The VMware Cloud Migration Factory will give clients access to a controlled environment and dedicated resources to plan, test, migrate and modernize applications at scale to their preferred public, private, and hybrid cloud – reducing the risk of moving VMware workloads and accelerating time-to-value.
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