Accenture (NYSE:ACN) and Oracle are launching a multi-year strategic initiative to bring the performance and flexibility of Oracle Engineered Systems to clients more quickly and cost-effectively. Accenture has created a set of solutions incorporating Oracle Engineered Systems into Accenture’s leading data center transformation consulting and outsourcing services. These solutions allow clients to ready their data centers to manage, process and analyze the huge amounts of data being generated in a digital world, and at the same time help reduce total cost of data center ownership through significant consolidation of servers, storage and networking components. Accenture has formed a team of over 300 consultants who combine their experience with proprietary and field-tested methodologies and tools to help simplify solution implementation, increase productivity and improve the stability of data centers. For example, the new solutions can help reduce the effort and cost of migrating any vendor database to an Oracle Engineered Systems platform, which can lower cost of ownership by up to 50 percent 1. The Accenture team will be supported by Oracle Enterprise Architects and dedicated Oracle Engineered Systems engineers, who will help deliver and support the solutions while accelerating time to value for clients and reducing deployment risk. “This is a major step forward for Accenture and Oracle clients who have already started to experience the power of these solutions in reinventing the data center and creating a cost-effective, agile, high performing infrastructure – an important and fundamental milestone in building and supporting a digital business,” said Marty Cole, group chief executive for Accenture’s Technology growth platform. “We are seeing an increasing number of clients recognizing the value of virtualizing their databases and taking advantage of the cost and performance benefits delivered by these solutions.” Oracle Engineered Systems, including Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Oracle SuperCluster and Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine, pre-integrate hardware and software to reduce the cost and complexity of IT infrastructures while increasing productivity and performance.