AWS, Accenture Form Cloud Services Business Group

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All aboard the Accenture bus, destination: AWS. New business group will see more than 1,000 consultants ferry workloads to Amazon’s pocket

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has created a new business group with Accenture to shuttle more clients onto Amazon’s clouds.

The Accenture AWS Business Group pulls together development, marketing and sales team to flog AWS services to those not already working on the cloud.

The division was announced at this year’s re:Invent AWS conference in Las Vegas.

aws“We are working with more organizations than ever before who have made the decision to transform their business by moving to the AWS Cloud,” said Adam Selipsky, vice president of marketing and support for Amazon Web Services.

“The Accenture AWS Business Group has been created to empower these organisations to rapidly achieve the agility benefits of moving to AWS so they can eliminate the undifferentiated heavy lifting of managing their IT infrastructure and instead focus on adopting new IT operating models, addressing new market opportunities, and growing their business, at the same time they reduce their overall IT costs.”

The move comes as Amazon tries to scoop up larger enterprise IT customers, customers that cloud solutions from HP and IBM have traditionally won in recent years.

Accenture and AWS will both invest resources over multiple years in the development of new services and technology solutions including application migration and development, cloud-based enterprise applications, and analytics and Big Data solutions.

The companies will train 1,000 Accenture staff and certify 500 Accenture staff on the AWS Cloud in the first year, and support go-to-market activities.

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