Accenture (NYSE:ACN) and Oracle (NYSE:ORCL) have announced that infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings will now be available through the Accenture Oracle Business Group, adding to the already-existing software-as-a-service (SaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) capabilities. The expansion of capabilities further positions Accenture as Oracle’s largest global systems integrator (GSI) and a leader in Oracle Public Cloud.
The Accenture Oracle Business Group was launched in April 2015 to deliver industry-specific solutions built on the Oracle Public Cloud that help clients with their digital transformation goals, realize the benefits of the cloud faster and help reduce risk. Following an initial focus on the public, financial and hospitality services sectors, the combined business group has grown to support federal, insurance, health, higher education, oil and gas, and utilities industries. The extension to IaaS now means that the robust set of industry solutions will be available across a comprehensive cloud suite of offerings, including both Oracle and non-Oracle workloads.
“Oracle is expanding their cloud capabilities at an impressive pace, and we are pleased to now provide joint clients with a complete suite of offerings and industry solutions through the Accenture Oracle Business Group,” said Paul Daugherty, Accenture’s chief technology officer. “The addition of new IaaS offerings reflects our ongoing commitment to help clients achieve value through Oracle’s cloud solutions and solidifies Accenture’s position as the first managed services provider for Oracle’s cloud portfolio.”
“The growth of the Accenture Oracle Business Group showcases the continued strength of our more than two decade relationship with Accenture,” said Thomas Kurian, president of Product Development, Oracle. “Oracle is excited to announce Accenture as the first partner in our new Cloud Managed Service Provider Program. We look forward to Accenture’s ongoing role as a leading service provider for migration, implementation and managed services within Oracle’s Public Cloud to help mutual clients on their journey to the cloud.”
With the addition of IaaS to the Accenture Oracle Business Group, Accenture has launched the following offerings:
- Accenture migration services factory for Oracle IaaS
- Accenture database performance lab for Oracle IaaS
- Accenture managed services for Oracle Public Cloud (across SaaS, PaaS and IaaS)
Accenture will also be migrating several of its Oracle offerings to Oracle IaaS and delivering them through the Accenture Oracle Business Group. The offerings will be supported on Oracle IaaS and include Accenture Enterprise Services for Government, Accenture Foundation Platform for Oracle and Accenture Life Sciences Cloud.
Accenture has been widely recognized by analyst firms as a leading Oracle implementation and managed services GSI. With this extension to IaaS, Accenture has achieved the prominent position of a top Oracle services provider across Oracle’s cloud portfolio – spanning SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS (including Oracle Cloud Machine).
The Accenture Oracle Business Group has been especially successful in its inaugural year with more than 70 clients added. The growth of the combined business group strongly positions the deep technology expertise of Accenture and Oracle’s expansive set of cloud solutions to help these pioneering leaders effectively move to the cloud.
Accenture has more than 52,000 Oracle-skilled consultants around the world who help accelerate digital transformation by implementing Oracle-based business solutions and new business processes that can develop and evolve as their digital business grows. Accenture has teamed with Oracle for more than two decades and is a Diamond and Global Cloud Elite-level member in Oracle PartnerNetwork. For more information on the Accenture and Oracle relationship, please visit www.accenture/oracle.
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