Accenture partners with AWS to launch Velocity enterprise cloud platform

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Accenture has launched Velocity, a jointly funded and co-developed platform with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The new platform is said to enable a 50 percent faster adoption of Accenture and AWS innovations and optimized business outcomes. The quicker time to innovation will occur by removing the complexity associated with building and operating enterprise-scale applications and estates in the cloud.

Velocity will be sold via a subscription service, which is said to provide cost-effective access to features that include: a technology fabric to create enterprise-scale cloud-first environments for specific business requirements, accelerators with automated blocks of deployable code and pre-integration features, and a set of asset, methodology and process activators to ease technology and talent hurdles.

“Last year, we announced a five-year vision with AWS to take companies further, faster in an era of compressed transformation. This year, we are delivering on a major step in our five-year investment to help our clients to grow and innovate across the cloud continuum for total business reinvention,” said Karthik Narain, global lead of Accenture Cloud First. “Velocity will bring AWS-powered industry, cross-industry, and technology solutions to market faster, with more repeatability and at a lower cost. It’s the essence of innovation powered by the shared experiences of Accenture and AWS.”

Matt Garman, senior vice president of sales, marketing and global services at AWS, said: “For years, Accenture and AWS have collaborated. Velocity marks the next step in our collaboration as we continue to deliver innovation and industry-specific offerings that help customers move to the cloud faster than ever before.”