Accenture has introduced Accenture Hybrid Cloud Solution for Microsoft Azure, a hybrid cloud platform for enterprises.
Freeport-McMoRan, an international natural resource company, is already piloting to prototype a new Industrial Internet of Things platform to improve mining operations.
The platform will enable operations supervisors to analyze and react to near real-time situations in the mine, allowing them to take immediate action on items that impact mine production, which ultimately drives revenue.
“As our business makes the transformation to digital mining, we engaged Accenture and Microsoft to show us how we can capture the benefits of hybrid cloud and accelerate our journey,” said Bert Odinet, CIO, Freeport-McMoRan.
This agreement is the most far-reaching collaboration between Accenture and Microsoft since the 2000 joint venture to launch Avanade, a leading Microsoft solution provider with more than 22,000 employees and more than $2 billion in global sales.
Accenture Hybrid Cloud Solution for Microsoft Azure delivers new technologies to migrate and manage applications between private and public clouds.
Pierre Nanterme, chairman and CEO, Accenture, said: “Enterprises need to smartly connect their infrastructure, software applications, data and operations capabilities in order to become agile, intelligent, digital businesses.”
Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, said: “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.”
Working with Avanade, the companies are co-funding and co-engineering this platform with new hybrid technologies and services to help enterprises build and manage enterprise-wide cloud infrastructure and applications.