By Business Wire, September 11, 2013, 09:30:00 AM EDT
New dedicated Accenture team to focus on accelerated data center
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Accenture (NYSE:ACN) and Oracle are launching a multi-year strategic
initiative to bring the performance and flexibility of Oracle Engineered
Systems to clients more quickly and cost-effectively. Accenture has
created a set of solutions incorporating Oracle Engineered Systems into
Accenture's leading data center transformation consulting and
outsourcing services. These solutions allow clients to ready their data
centers to manage, process and analyze the huge amounts of data being
generated in a digital world, and at the same time help reduce total
cost of data center ownership through significant consolidation of
servers, storage and networking components.
Accenture has formed a team of over 300 consultants who combine their
experience with proprietary and field-tested methodologies and tools to
help simplify solution implementation, increase productivity and improve
the stability of data centers. For example, the new solutions can help
reduce the effort and cost of migrating any vendor database to an Oracle
Engineered Systems platform, which can lower cost of ownership by up to
The Accenture team will be supported by Oracle Enterprise Architects and
dedicated Oracle Engineered Systems engineers, who will help deliver and
support the solutions while accelerating time to value for clients and
reducing deployment risk.
"This is a major step forward for Accenture and Oracle clients who have
already started to experience the power of these solutions in
reinventing the data center and creating a cost-effective, agile, high
performing infrastructure - an important and fundamental milestone in
building and supporting a digital business," said Marty Cole, group
chief executive for Accenture's Technology growth platform. "We are
seeing an increasing number of clients recognizing the value of
virtualizing their databases and taking advantage of the cost and
performance benefits delivered by these solutions."
Oracle Engineered Systems, including Oracle Exadata Database Machine,
Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Oracle SuperCluster and Oracle Exalytics
In-Memory Machine, pre-integrate hardware and software to reduce the
cost and complexity of IT infrastructures while increasing productivity
"Our job is to help our customers simplify their IT and use technology
to drive business innovation," said Oracle President Mark Hurd.
"Collaboration between Oracle and Accenture allows our organizations to
work even more effectively with customers toward these objectives."
With its extensive capabilities in the entire portfolio of Oracle's
hardware and software offerings, Accenture has built a number of assets
to complement Oracle Engineered Systems. The recently announced Accenture
Center of Excellence for Oracle Engineered Systems, for instance,
brings together Accenture's functional and industry experience with
leading Oracle technologies. Before making a significant investment,
clients can test their workloads on Oracle Engineered Systems to get a
picture of how a similar setup can accelerate their enterprise
applications and strengthen analytics capabilities for performance and
business benefit. Additionally, the Accenture
Foundation Platform for Oracle, which helps clients accelerate
deployments on Oracle Fusion Middleware, has been established on Oracle
Exalogic Elastic Cloud and Oracle Exadata Database Machine.
"When we needed better management processes and more visibility across
our global enterprise, Accenture helped us implement a cloud and
integration hub infrastructure and deploy the Oracle E-Business Suite
with Oracle Exadata Database Machine," said Shoji Okada, IT Director,
Fast Retailing. "Accenture applied critical skills and resources to
quickly deliver an industry-leading cloud platform and pioneered the way
with Oracle Exadata Database Machine to help us drive toward rapid
global business development."
Accenture and Oracle are also investing in, working on and implementing
transformational industry-specific solutions that utilize Oracle
Engineered Systems. For example, the Accenture Life Sciences Cloud helps
clients analyze enormous amounts of clinical data to improve overall
development and enhancements of pharmaceuticals, and the Accenture
Public Service Platform is a private cloud solution that accelerates
implementations of systems for health reform.
Accenture has one of the fastest-growing Oracle enterprise solutions
practices among full-service integrators, with more than 52,000
consultants around the world qualified to provide implementation,
upgrade and outsourcing solutions for the Oracle product suite. This
initiative combines the power of this organization with Accenture's
market-leading Technology Consulting practice consisting ofapproximately16,000 infrastructure specialists who have a 20+ year track record
in delivering complex infrastructure transformations on a global scale.
Accenture is a Diamond level member in Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) - the
highest level available in OPN - and has completed 46 Specializations.
Accenture is a global management consulting,
technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 266,000
people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining
unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all
industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world's
most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help
them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company
generated net revenues of US$27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug.
31, 2012. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
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