Microsoft and Accenture Developing New Hybrid Cloud Solution Expected For 2015

Microsoft and Accenture Developing New Hybrid Cloud Solution Expected For 2015(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Microsoft has partnered with consulting firm Accenture to launch a new cloud system, Accenture Hybrid Cloud Solution for Microsoft Azure.

The new cloud bundle, which includes Azure, Windows Server, System Center, and Azure Pack, allows users the ability to easily move their applications between public and private clouds, reports ZDNet.

“Enterprises around the globe are looking for the right platforms and partners to help them transform and thrive in the mobile-first, cloud-first world,” stated Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in a press release. “The Microsoft Cloud, combined with Accenture’s industry knowledge and implementation expertise, accelerates our customers’ cloud adoption and unlocks new benefits, including powerful applications, data-driven insights, and increased productivity.”

Accenture CEO Pierre Nanterme describes the new partnership as “game-changing,” stating the following:

“With new demands being placed on IT departments every day, enterprises need to smartly connect with their infrastructure, software applications, data and operations capabilities in order to become agile, intelligent, digital businesses,” he continued. “This unique collaboration with Microsoft and Avanade is one of Accenture’s most strategic and important initiatives for driving enterprise-wide cloud adoption.”

The tech giant notes that Accenture will offer the hybrid cloud platform to its current customers.

Accenture Hybrid Cloud Solution for Microsoft Azure is currently being tested through private pilots such as with the world’s largest natural resource firm Freeport-McMoRan. The service is expected to be released sometime next year.

Below is a video from Nadella discussing the new cloud platform.