Accenture, an Irish-based multinational company that provides consulting and professional services, depends heavily on the Red Hat partnership for hybrid cloud success. The Company’s ongoing partnership with Accenture has been nothing short of spectacular, with both sides equally reaping benefits out of it.
Last fall Accenture PLC has announced the formation of a new cloud-first business unit within Accenture. According to Mark Potts, the Accenture & IBM Red Hat Business Group managing director at Accenture, It’s investing $3 billion into that business unit. He added that Accenture would dedicate over 70,000 people worldwide to that business unit and the cloud-first initiative. He noted that under the cloud-first initiative, the Company has also developed a new hybrid cloud strategy.
According to Mark Potts, with companies and organizations transitioning to the cloud and moving increasing amounts of their workloads to the cloud, there will come a time when conventional infrastructures just don’t cut it anymore — either in terms of capacity, flexibility, or scalability. He added that hybrid cloud had been identified as a bridge gap, and Red Hat’s technologies reinstate that notion at an enterprise level. Mark Potts has also recently spoken with John Furrier, host of the CUBE, Silicon ANGLE Media’s live streaming studio, during the recent Red Hat Summit.
The discussion was surrounded mainly by the current hybrid cloud scenario, focusing on some of Red Hat Enterprises’ products like OpenShift and Ansible. Potts stated that they view Red Hat as a significant partner in its business. He added that they’ve also been in the distributed computing space for a long time. He noted that they see Red Hat as a partner for lifting and shifting, and migrating to the cloud on RHEL, like SAP and other workloads like that.
Accenture’s strategic collaboration with a major industry player like Red Hat Enterprises will help in accelerating the process to achieve hybrid cloud success for the IT major. This partnership sets an example that to rise to global prominence, a strategic collaboration with companies becomes crucial