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Hybrid cloud realities 2015: Avanade interview

AvantiKumar | Dec. 19, 2014
Speaking with Computerworld Malaysia, Avanade's ASEAN SVP & GM Kevin Wo talks about the latest hybrid cloud adoption study's findings for Malaysia in tandem with the outlook for companies in Asia.

Hybrid Cloud adoption - Avanade

Looking ahead to 2015, how is Avanade planning to meet customer expectations in Asia?

Firstly, business is becoming more and more digitised as organisations continue to rely on and increase their usage of technology to optimise and streamline business processes to drive business value and success.

Also, Digital is a journey - companies should look beyond the future to what they can do now within their business to drive more digital-empowered experiences. Cloud solutions deliver the speed that organisations need to become digital businesses, and research shows that hybrid is quickly becoming the dominant cloud computing model for the enterprise.

Avanade sees cloud computing as a journey - not a destination. And, most often, this means a hybrid cloud strategy that allows organisations to use cloud the right way for their business. Avanade has a flexible portfolio of services and solutions, as well as managed services, which can support businesses that want to create or migrate to a public, private or hybrid cloud solution. This portfolio empowers customers to create dynamic workplaces that deliver greater business agility, faster time to value and improved operational effectiveness.

Following is an overview of some of types of services Avanade provides for the ASEAN region:

  • Private Cloud: Avanade can help companies design, implement and maximize the move to a private cloud. Our private cloud solution offers insights into IT resource usage and costs, and helps improve process and compliance controls. Avanade partners with customers using an individualised approach to plan and execute private - and increasingly hybrid - cloud solutions.
  • Cloud Applications: Avanade's cloud application development offerings help customers take advantage of everything Microsoft Azure has to offer - from migrating legacy applications to creating custom solutions which exploit the full value of the platform.
  • Cloud ERP: Avanade Cloud ERP helps reduce ERP implementation risks and associated costs by deploying Microsoft Dynamics AX in a fully-managed, private cloud computing environment.

In addition, just a little more detail on the new offering from Microsoft and Accenture, along with Avanade:

Basically, Accenture and Microsoft have expanded their long-standing strategic alliance partnership with the launch of a powerful, new, enterprise-grade hybrid cloud platform designed to unlock new cloud capabilities for the enterprise. Accenture and Microsoft are co-investing and co-engineering the Accenture Hybrid Cloud Solution, which is a ground-breaking new platform integrated and orchestrated across the hybrid cloud, and gives enterprises the power and flexibility to move applications and active workloads to and between private and public clouds simply, confidently and effectively.

This new offering is the result of a unique product engineering collaboration between Accenture, Microsoft and Avanade, a joint venture founded by Accenture and Microsoft in 2000. The platform delivers a seamless and automated process for making cloud environments interoperable and available on-demand, at speed and from a single dashboard. It features a new level of control, scalability and security, while allowing for a new class of portable hybrid applications to be built. With the platform, enterprises can take full advantage of the agility and economics promised by the cloud but with the confidence and reliability they have come to expect from their traditional enterprise IT environments.


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