Adam Warby, Avanade CEO, said, “This agreement provides us with the unprecedented ability to deliver a full-range of services and solutions that reinforce the value of Windows Azure as the leading enterprise cloud platform. With more certified Windows Azure architects than any other Microsoft partner, coupled with our unique insights and innovation and integrated global delivery capabilities, we are able to help organizations quickly migrate to Windows Azure and realize business results faster.”
Accenture and Avanade have collaborated for more than two years to provide solutions for enterprise-ready public and private cloud solutions on the Windows Azure platform, and integrate them within the hybrid cloud environments used by clients. The companies have the largest number of certified Windows Azure professionals 1 dedicated to the platform and have spent more than 170,000 hours in the development of projects, delivering more than 40 Windows Azure projects for clients in 2011.
The agreement to deliver end-to-end public cloud solutions with Windows Azure is one in a series of recent strategic efforts between Microsoft and Accenture/Avanade. For example, Avanade and Microsoft are driving innovation in areas such as mobile enterprise and SQL Server solutions. Initiatives like these reinforce the unique relationship Accenture and Avanade have with Microsoft to deliver enterprise-class solutions powered by Microsoft technology.
1 According to Microsoft official certification records, as of September 1, 2011, Accenture and Avanade combined have certified the largest number of individuals across all Worldwide Enterprise Partner Alliances in the following capabilities and technologies: Application Development on the Windows Azure PlatformAbout Accenture Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 246,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$25.5 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2011. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
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