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Many CIOs are looking for an SAP infrastructure refresh that will address business needs for increased performance, greater differentiation and lower total cost of ownership with immediate effect.
Accenture has developed Accenture Private Cloud for SAP, a specific private cloud solution that aims to meet those needs. Created collaboratively with leading vendors in this field, including SAP, Cisco, NetApp, EMC, VCE, VMWare and Red Hat, Accenture Private Cloud for SAP can dramatically shorten the time to provision new SAP environments from days to hours. It also provides clients the ability to incorporate future new and enhanced SAP features in a manner expertly orchestrated to exploit the technology and delivery capabilities that only Accenture can provide.
What’s more, because it is a fully “Accenture-delivered” solution, clients enjoy lower complexity and risk, as well as expedited management and maintenance processes.
Using the Accenture Innovation Center for SAP, Accenture has tested the unique package of technologies and SAP solutions that comprise our private cloud solution for SAP: Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS), NetApp or EMC Storage, VMware vSphere virtualization and the Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system.
In short, Accenture Private Cloud for SAP offers clients the opportunity to reduce both operational and capital expenses while upgrading their SAP capabilities, which will help enable greater technology and business performance. Accenture is one of SAP’s major implementation allies and a leading innovator in the use of technology to drive high performance.
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Accenture has more than 30 years of technology, industry and business process experience. Accenture has been SAP’s largest services ally for several years, and has close, established alliances with the leading vendors who helped develop the solution. The Accenture Innovation Centers for SAP were used to build and test this solution, and offer clients a way to simulate their own environments in order to transform them.
Accenture is able to leverage its field-tested experience in implementing large, complex technology solutions and strong vendor ecosystem to deliver a solution that consists of offerings from the following:
SAP—The market leader in enterprise application software and has a rich history of innovation and growth. Our private cloud solution for SAP features SAP Analytics, SAP Mobility, and SAP’s Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise database.
Cisco UCS—With a reputation for design excellence and reliability, the Cisco Unified Computing System offers differentiated and market-tested amount of processing and memory capability for the SAP environment.
NetApp—Builds the cloud’s foundation with the flexibility and efficiency of a shared storage infrastructure. It delivers application-aware; integrated data protection to raise the availability; and enables a variety of use cases, from secure multi-tenancy to automated and fenced SAP system copies, to accelerate provisioning of SAP landscapes.
EMC—Is a global leader in information infrastructure, helping its customers transform their SAP environments using Virtualization to achieve greater agility and drive higher business value from their SAP environments.
Red Hat—The worldwide leader for Linux, an open source operating system. Open source software is highly collaborative, and thus far $10 billion has been invested in innovation.
VCE— Is a leader in converged cloud infrastructure systems. Optimized for SAP virtualized landscapes as a service, VCE delivers an integrated architecture with predictable performance, one-stop customer support, and security.
Accenture Private Cloud for SAP can deliver significant benefits, both from a technology and from a business perspective.
Potential benefits of an infrastructure refresh and operating system migration with virtualization:
Reduced effort required for system refreshes, from four business days to eight hours.
Reduced time to create new environments, from industry average of 35 hours to 30 minutes.
Up to 15% increased IT team productivity.
Up to 25% savings in data center facilities than in similar environments.
Up to 30% efficiency in optimal hardware utilization and reduction of storage footprint.
Improved recovery of systems by two hours per event per year.
Increased uptime by reducing the monthly maintenance window by 30%.
Expedited deployment and faster delivery of new and enhanced capabilities to the business.
Application and Infrastructure Management. Helps to simplify systems and application management, as well as staffing, so that companies can direct scarce resources to IT programs that will contribute towards creating greater business value.Database migration. Can reduce total cost of ownership for SAP databases and positions the enterprise for in-memory technologies.
Working with its partners, Accenture created a private cloud architecture, transforming the global ERP installation for Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, to meet its diverse demands for infrastructure scalability, flexibility and manageability.
Accenture created a hybrid cloud delivery model to help Metso Mining and Construction achieve its vision for a reliable, high-availability global SAP system with consolidated support.
Accenture helped EMC Global IT implement an SAP private cloud as part of its largest IT transformation ever, virtualizing the company’s SAP applications, middleware and database tiers providing greater flexibility, scalability, recoverability and performance across the system.
Accenture helped TransCanada Corporation implement a single enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution across the entire business underpinned by Accenture Private Cloud for SAP. The program is supporting cost reductions, accelerating speed to market, lowering risk and improving agility.
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