Accenture Cloud Platform boosts enterprise cloud adoption

Accenture has unveiled new industry-leading management capabilities for the Accenture Cloud Platform enabling organizations to manage their workloads effectively and more securely across both on-premise private and public clouds.

The new capabilities include flexible cloud integration options and unified billing analytics – delivered via a centralized management control framework.

This announcement is part of Accenture’s investment of 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.

While cloud computing is gaining adoption, many enterprises struggle with managing separate cloud accounts and remain uncertain about moving both new workloads and legacy systems to the cloud.

Accenture Cloud Platform provides them with the ability to broker, orchestrate, manage and govern multiple enterprise cloud solutions on demand, at speed, from a single platform, with the assurance enterprises expect from Accenture.

A new discovery engine and an exposed application programming interface now allows users to access services either through the Accenture Cloud Platform portal, through applications directly, or through the native cloud provider console.

The platform also provides a centralized view of usage patterns and unified billing with access to in-depth analytics for visibility of overall cloud spend, providing full budgetary control.

The vendor neutral Accenture Cloud Platform also supports private and public cloud technology from a broad range of leading global providers such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and NTT Communications, among others.

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