Accenture PLC and Amazon Web Services Inc. had teamed up to launch Velocity, a new service that optimizes business outcomes up to 50% faster by removing the complexity associated with building and operating enterprise-scale applications and estates in the cloud.
Velocity allows clients to adopt Accenture and AWS innovations more quickly based on the experience gained from thousands of Accenture and AWS projects. The solution assists clients in adopting new AWS services without recreating time-consuming, labor-intensive work and recurring costs at the start of every project.
Using Velocity, organizations can solve complex industry-specific challenges to accelerate cloud success. Using the previously gained knowledge of Accenture and AWS, Velocity also serves as a foundation for an expanded set of new, co-developed industry solutions.
Available on a subscription basis, Velocity features include a technology fabric of pre-built and self-renewing capabilities. A growing library of design patterns allows for the quick creation of enterprise-scale, cloud-first environments based on specific business imperatives. Imperatives include a secure cloud foundation, a data platform and application building blocks.
Industry, technical and independent software vendor partner solutions snap into Velocity’s Fabric as patterns and blocks of deployable code. Automation includes pre-integration features optimized for the expanding suite of Amazon business solutions.
Powered by joint Accenture and AWS delivery teams, strong ISV partnerships and rapid prototyping, Velocity Activators ease technology and talent hurdles with a comprehensive set of assets, methodologies and processes. Accenture’s 27,000 AWS cloud specialists, who hold 34,000 AWS certifications, accelerate transformation by ideating, incubating and scaling for global impact.
Velocity is said to arrive at a time when enterprises are migrating to the cloud under tremendous time and cost pressures to capture and grow market share. Accenture and AWS plan to expand their portfolio of differentiated solutions across industries to accelerate innovation powered by Velocity.
“For years, Accenture and AWS have collaborated to combine our shared resources, technical capabilities, and industry knowledge to help customers unlock innovation, drive business value and support growth through cloud adoption and transformation,” Matt Garman (pictured above center) senior vice president of sales, marketing and global services at AWS, said in a statement. “Velocity marks the next step in our collaboration as we continue to deliver innovation and industry-specific offerings that help customers move to the cloud faster than ever before.”
Initial customers that have used Velocity include multi-national telecommunications provider Vodafone Group plc. Vodafone worked with Accenture and AWS to move its digital business to the cloud and adopt a DevOps model supported by serverless architecture and containerization on AWS.
Another company that has tapped into the expertise of AWS and Accenture is Bridgestone Americas Inc., which worked with both companies to create its Central Data Platform.
In an interview at AWS re:Invent with theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media Inc.’s livestreaming studio, Josh Bayer, vice president of data and analytics at Bridgestone, said that the company hopes to add solutions to its well-known product reputation.