Accenture, Oracle Partner to Help Data Centers Manage Resources; Marty Cole, Mark Hurd Comment

data centerAccenture and Oracle have formed a multi-year strategic alliance to help data centers deploy an infrastructure platform intended to address productivity, cost and performance issues.

The partnership combines Accenture’s consulting and outsourcing services and Oracle engineered systems to help clients manage electronic data and consolidate data center resources, Accenture said Wednesday.

“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,” said Marty Cole, Accenture group chief executive for technology
growth platform.

Oracle’s portfolio comprises of pre-integrated hardware and software offerings such as the Exadata Database Machine, Exalogic Elastic Cloud, SuperCluster and Exalytics In-Memory Machine.

Accenture recently opened a center of excellence, where customers can test Oracle engineered systems before they buy.

“Our job is to help our customers simplify their IT and use technology to drive business innovation,” said Mark Hurd, Oracle president.

The companies have also invested in technologies that are built to large amounts of pharmaceutical research data.

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