Accenture has today announced its launch of its Accenture Cloud Platform (ACP), which provides services and solutions designed to help integrate and manage the hybrid cloud environments that span across multiple vendor platforms and are critical to providing flexibility and supporting emerging technologies.
ACP aid federal and private-sector clients get the most business value from cloud computing and mobile technologies, and anticipating the shift in demand toward the public cloud.
Accenture will invest more than $400 million in cloud technologies, capabilities and training by 2015 to focus on delivering the right cloud services from its network of providers, as well as blending its own industry solutions and innovations with third party offerings.
“The adoption of safe, secure cloud computing environments presents an amazing opportunity for federal CIOs to find cost-effective solutions that will deliver long-term, transformational benefits to their agencies,” said Chris Smith, chief technology and innovation officer for Accenture Federal Services. “As an integral part of their IT strategies, cloud can make agencies more responsive, more flexible and better prepared to meet changing customer expectations.”
The Accenture Cloud Platform supports an expanded portfolio of infrastructure service providers including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Windows Azure, Verizon Terremark and NTT Communications offering public, private and virtual private cloud infrastructure, data decommissioning, software systems testing and web application security solutions in the cloud.
The expanded service catalog allows government agencies to choose a pre-packaged, standardized format, resulting in faster implementation and lower costs. Supported by the cloud, technology trends like mobile, social collaboration and big data are changing the landscape as an increasing number of agencies go digital.
Accenture, with more than 6,700 professionals trained in cloud technologies, has already has worked on more than 4,000 cloud projects around the world for clients, including the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the General Services Administration and intelligence community agencies.