Capitalizing on cloud is not just about moving to the cloud platform. It’s about optimizing utilization of services put into the cloud. For example, Accenture optimized nonproduction environments in the cloud with an aggressive uptime schedule that yielded an incremental $1 million in savings.
Teams have the ability to actively influence the actual server size of their cloud machines. The Cloud team uses cloud reporting of historical data to recommend an optimal server size every month. In the first seven months of the program, this optimization resulted in an expected annualized benefit of $2.6 million.
The Cloud team successfully automated, consolidated and integrated the provisioning process to maintain the integrity of the enterprise image while taking advantage of cloud technology speed. This provisioning process reengineering has resulted in a reduction of cloud provisioning lead times up to 50 percent for standard environment provisioning over just a 10-month period.
This accomplishment means that a development team can test concepts faster, which means they can innovate and deliver faster for their customers within Accenture, ultimately supporting Accenture’s journey to becoming a digital business.