A new business group has been created with nearly 2,000 Accenture cloud professionals trained in VMware products and services


Accenture and VMware have created a new business group called Accenture VMware Business Group. (Credit: Ssu/Wikimedia Commons)

Accenture and VMware have joined forces to launch a new business group with a multi-million-dollar investment that will be dedicated to help organisations adopt a ‘cloud first’ strategy.

Dubbed as Accenture VMware Business Group, the new unit will help organisations speed up their migration to the cloud. It will also help them in creating modern apps more quickly, and using the cloud as a base for innovation and new business models.

According to Accenture, the new business group will have professionals having deep expertise in hybrid cloud and migration to cloud, cloud-native and application modernisation and security across major industries.

The group will have nearly 2,000 Accenture cloud professionals trained in VMware products and services.

Accenture CEO Julie Sweet said: “Cloud is the single most powerful tool for mastering change.

“As organisations accelerate their move to the cloud and edge over the next few years, the Accenture VMware Business Group will help deliver the speed, scale and security they need to fundamentally reinvent their businesses and create more value.”

The new business group will develop pre-engineered vertical industry solutions. These include a platform for aiding telecommunications firms in fast-tracking the introduction of 5G and edge computing services.

Accenture VMware Business Group will also launch a specialised VMware Cloud Migration Factory. By using highly automated processes, the factory will migrate computing workloads to the cloud quickly and more securely, claimed Accenture.

Clients, through the VMware Cloud Migration Factory, will get access to a controlled environment and dedicated resources. These will enable them to undertake planning, testing, migration, and modernisation applications at scale to their preferred public, private and/or hybrid cloud.

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger said: “To meet the demands of today’s unprecedented business environment, organisations must employ a multi-cloud strategy – more rapidly than ever before.

“Increasingly, customers are running their applications on one or more clouds, datacentres and the edge and the Accenture VMware Business Group will bring together the world-class teams and expertise required, with the speed, agility, and resilience that organisations demand, today and tomorrow.”