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CASE STUDY

Our cloud journey

Running our business in the hybrid cloud means Accenture can be fast, efficient and cost-effective

Call for change

“Cloud technologies today offer new IT potential through flexible and resilient capabilities. We can operate and deliver value in new ways so much faster and more securely.”

— DON GALZARANO, Managing Director – Global IT, Enterprise Technology, Intelligent Cloud & Networks, Accenture

PODCAST

Cloud security

PODCAST

Cloud value and optimization

When tech meets human ingenuity

Cloud first

All new applications and services architected, designed, built and optimized for hosting in the cloud.

Production day zero secure

Protect the brand and intellectual property. Policy-driven—zero vulnerabilities at production.

Always on

Heavily fortified. Transparent to employees. Consistently available and predictable.

Multi cloud

Cloud footprint is balanced over time, and includes three cloud providers: Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud.

Portability

Portability is enforced as migration across vendors allows for the benefit of provider-specific features.

Demand optimization

Ability to scale usage up or down based on demand influx and variability.

Simplification and self-service

Simplification and self-service capability development are critical to cloud operations.

Intelligent automation

Shift to API-driven architectures, leveraging AI to "self-heal" components that fail.

Run as a utility

Consumed as a service. Software and code-driven. Dynamic and seamless change.

Cloud strategy is more than technology

Value strategy

Develop the business case to determine how to migrate to the cloud and optimize to deliver greater value to the business.

Application strategy

Examine readiness of existing applications and their target platform. Create the strategy to achieve the transition where there is value.

DevOps strategy

Identify the impact on tools, processes and interaction between development and operations teams as a result of the shift to cloud adoption.

Operating model strategy

Define a to-be operating model for an IT organization to function smoothly after transitioning to cloud-enabled suite.

Security strategy

Employ leading practices to ensure secure usage of resources from cloud and adherence to governance, risk and compliance requirements.

Hybrid strategy

Architect infrastructure so that it intelligently and seamlessly utilizes public and private cloud based on business requirements and integrates with legacy.

Cloud service strategy

Define how services will be operationally consumed and integrated into the support pipelines. Build application design principles with public cloud services.

Cloud networking

Combine native internet support for cloud, internet only to minimize the corporate backbone and zero trust boundaryless networks.

A valuable difference

Omnipresent innovation

99%

Decrease in average environment provisioning time (weeks to hours)

50%

Savings projection over legacy delivery models

100%

Net new applications built as cloud native

220+

Estimated reduction in metric tons of carbon emissions in nine months

900K+

Estimated reduction of kWh of power consumption over nine months

1,000+

Automation programs delivered over three years resulting in 35% cumulative savings in operational cost

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Meet the team

Merim Becirovic

Managing Director – Global IT, Enterprise Technology

Don Galzarano

Managing Director – Global IT, Enterprise Technology, Intelligent Cloud & Networks

Jason Reynolds

Director – Global IT, Intelligent Cloud & Networks, Intelligent Technology Operations
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