Accenture has launched a new software platform called myNav, which enables enterprises to simulate different cloud services and architectures on alarge scale. This allows them to optimise services for cost, existing infrastructure, and desired business goals before deciding where to use them.

At the moment, many choices for cloud services and architectures are still being made without simulations. This despite the fact that there are a large number of choices and that, for example, problems can arise with cloud migrations.

Therefore, Accenture has created a platform on which all variables involved in a decision are collected, writes ZDNet. This platform takes data from more than 30,000 migration projects, identifies the various providers and then simulates services to scale.

Enterprises can use this information to adjust their objectives and use cases in order to make the best choice. In addition, myNav offers a tailor-made roadmap for cloud migration.

How it works

The platform works in several phases. First of all, myNav determines what the current infrastructure of an enterprise is, and recommends public, private, multicloud or hybrid options.

An artificial intelligence (AI) engine is then deployed, which recommends an architecture based on Accenture’s knowledge base on cloud projects and best practices. Following this recommendation, simulations are made of scaled-up models that correspond to the use cases and requirements.

This has advantages not only for enterprises looking for new cloud services or architectures, but also for Accenture itself. It’s a convenient way for the company to gain new customers, as well as new cloud migration projects.

Cloud increasingly popular

Cloud services are also becoming increasingly popular in the Netherlands, according to research by Capterra in August. Dutch SMEs use a relatively large number of cloud-based solutions. Approximately one third of SMEs even only work with cloud solutions.

The most commonly used software is Microsoft Office, followed by software from Adobe and Google Drive. The Exact and SAP solutions close the top five.