IT as a service (ITaaS) is at the forefront of the latest fundamental shift in consumption as enterprise IT organizations continue to veer away from the outdated build model of yesteryear, toward a consume model aligned with cloud adoption. In short, we are collectively sprinting in order to modernize IT. The race away from step-by-step processes that address immediate IT needs first, to a holistic, planned and flawlessly executed strategy across the entire IT environment is on.
VMware Validated Designs are key to these digital transformation strategies and are helping end-users realize a faster and more strategic journey to the cloud. That is what we learned during a conversation with Accenture at VMware Partner Exchange 2016. Accenture underscored the value that partners can bring to their customers on their journey to the cloud. Through VMware Validated Designs, partners can offer:
Speed to Cloud
VMware Validated Designs facilitate cloud adoption more quickly than customers have ever been able to do so before. Speed to cloud is a differentiator for solution providers and when they can deliver speed within strategic, custom blue prints developed by certified experts, the value proposition becomes clear.
Expertise in Partnership
VMware partners are not just selling transactional services; they are providing solutions and expertise. Modern IT organizations require service providers to have resources and experts to design and implement end-to-end products in an automated fashion. VMware Validated Designs help Accenture mitigate risk, so clients can quickly get up and running in an automated, predictable and consistent manner. In addition, it ensures the environment is continually where it needs to be after deployment, which bolsters long-term partner-customer relationships.
Enhanced Validated Designs
VMware solutions invite custom collaborations between VMware partners and end-users. For example, Accenture enhances VMware Validated Designs by integrating advanced compliance. This brings peace of mind to customers with SOX or HIPAA needs who can rest assured their environment always meets compliance requirements.
At the end of the day, VMware Validated Designs are utilized to help organizations move through digital transformation in a strategic, holistic manner. With blue print in hand, it is an opportunity for VMware partners to create lasting and collaborative partnership with their customers.
Meticulous planning and expertise are essential ingredients to successfully expedite customers’ transition to cloud and helping them along their digital journey. Hence, partners like Accenture are critical to help realize the potential of VMware Validated Designs.
Accenture’s VMware Validated Design is a reference architecture for implementation of a private cloud based on VMware’s SDDC technology.
For more on how Accenture has achieved success with VMware Validated Designs, watch this short video.
Using this design blueprint, customers can:
- Focus on business priorities by minimizing ‘time to value’ through implementation of a private cloud in days vs months
- Simplify user experience through automated provisioning and management
- Meet business demands through scalable, resilient and secure architecture
To learn more about Accenture’s VMware Validated Designs, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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