Red Hat, Accenture Expand Partnership for Hybrid Cloud Innovation

Red Had and Accenture are expanding their strategic partnership to power hybrid cloud innovation for global enterprises by investing in the co-development of new solutions designed to help organizations navigate a multi- and hybrid cloud world.

Announced during Red Hat Summit 2022, the solutions being developed by both companies are designed to help organizations migrate to hybrid cloud, including four main areas of focus: open hybrid cloud application and mainframe modernization, automation, edge computing and sovereign cloud.

According to a press release, the companies are developing a solution to the lack of a one-size-fits-all solution for hybrid cloud modernization by developing a holistic cloud strategy that embraces hybrid to enable greater operational efficiency and drive innovation based on Red Hat OpenShift.

In addition, the Red Hat and Accenture are developing standardized hybrid cloud management solutions to help IT automate workloads, reduce risk and lower cost. This includes the development of Accenture solutions on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform to deliver stable and automated cloud computing capabilities.

Per the press release, such solutions helped one client achieve a 99% reduction in downtime for rolling upgrades, a 100% reduction in downtime for operating system patching and 50% faster development time through infrastructure as code.

Red Hat and Accenture are also co-developing solutions to help organizations solve the problem of scale and complexity created by data and connected devices that are testing the limits of network and infrastructure capabilities. The new solutions are focused on analyzing and processing data where it is generated to improve the customer experience and reduce latency using OpenShift and Ansible Automation Platform to deploy and automate at the edge.

The companies are also developing solutions to help customers navigate an “intricate patchwork of technology solutions” while aligning with new industry standards and compliance requirements. The solutions would help clients control the location, access to and processing of their data in the cloud via open-source technology and services.

Stefanie Chiras, senior vice president of partner success ecosystem at Boston, Mass.-based Red Hat, said in a statement that operating in the hybrid cloud gives organizations the ability to optimize their existing systems with the added layers and capabilities needed to support innovation and efficiency at scale.

“At Red Hat, we believe that success not only lies in the technical components we bring to the cloud, but also with the impactful partnerships that drive successful implementations and business outcomes,” Chiras said. “Our long-standing collaboration with Accenture means that customers have access to the open source solutions they need and expertise they can trust to navigate the complexities of open hybrid cloud and grow their business where it needs to be – in the cloud.”

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