Accenture (ACN) and Docker today announced an expanded global alliance and the availability of container services within the Accenture Cloud Factory, providing industrialized solutions for enterprises to accelerate their journey to cloud.
The new services focus on container enablement of applications and feature use of Docker Datacenter (Enterprise Edition – Standard), an integrated container management platform for developers and IT operations that brings security, policy and controls to the software delivery lifecycle. Supported by a global network of certified Accenture DevOps and cloud migration consultants, the container enablement services help clients reduce risk and costs while speeding the migration of business-critical applications to cloud.
Through the alliance, Accenture and Docker are collaborating on developing migration accelerators and best practices for enterprise clients adopting containers. Finnish Railways (VR) is leveraging the Accenture Cloud Factory to rapidly “Dockerize” components of a core business application and deploy to a Containers-as-a-Service (CaaS) solution on the AWS Cloud using Docker Datacenter; a success now being planned at scale across their application portfolio.
“We were looking for a way to modernize our existing applications while reducing dependency on legacy infrastructure and proprietary software platforms,” said Markus Niskanen from Finnish Railway. “Using Docker and the Accenture Cloud Factory, we are able to rapidly migrate our business application components into containers at a pace and economics we could not achieve internally. In the process, we established workload portability and a modern, secure software delivery pipeline for our business systems that has increased reuse and even improved our own employee productivity.”
As a Premier Docker Global System Integrator, Accenture is expanding its relationship with Docker to enhance its existing multi-cloud CaaS solutions, leveraging Docker Datacenter to provide enterprises with the capabilities needed to secure the software supply chain, expand workload portability and improve the resilience of applications