Red Hat, Accenture extend partnership for hybrid cloud, edge computing

Red Hat, Accenture extend partnership for hybrid cloud, edge computing

Red Hat and Accenture will advance their nearly 12-year strategic partnership into the hybrid cloud to accelerate solutions for a cloud-driven world, including edge computing.

Accenture’s Cloud First and Red Hat’s OpenShift will be offered in a hybrid solution to bring the benefits of a public cloud — innovation, speed, consumption, and scale — with the private cloud advantages of regulatory compliance, performance and data gravity.

Among four fields that the two companies are collaborating to solve, edge computing is listed. Citing the scale and complexity of data from connected devices that are straining network and infrastructure capabilities, Red Hat and Accenture say they are focusing on analyzing and processing data where it is generated to improve the customer experience and reduce latency. OpenShift and the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform are said to be deployable and automated on the edge to reduce dependency on a physical footprint.

“Organizations are increasingly turning to hybrid cloud to help overcome complex challenges around core business functions like customer service and supply chain, and to drive growth and innovation,” says Raj Wickramasinghe, hybrid and emerging platform lead at Accenture. “Through our expanded alliance with Red Hat, we can further help clients embrace the cloud continuum to enable greater operational efficiency and drive innovation.”

IBM’s Red Hat is not new to hybrid clouds. In July 2021, Red Hat signed an agreement with Verizon to deploy an open hybrid cloud platform across its 5G network using OpenShift.

The other three fields of focus will examine remedies for open hybrid cloud application and mainframe modernization, automation, and sovereign cloud.

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