Red Hat and Accenture are collaborating on the development of hybrid cloud solutions and applications. In doing so, both tech giants want to help companies find their way in the world of hybrid and multicloud.

By collaborating more closely, Red Hat and Accenture expect to be able to help more companies with the possibilities of hybrid cloud. Both specialists will develop new solutions and applications that help companies find their way, determine strategies and accelerate innovation. Ultimately, companies should be able to get more value out of these processes.

The expanded collaboration combines the Accenture Cloud First portfolio with the capabilities of container orchestration platform Red Hat OpenShift. The result includes networking options, zero-trust security functionality and solutions for public cloud, private cloud and edge environments. This allows companies to better prepare for a shift to the cloud. Other (private) cloud-related matters such as legal and regulatory compliance, performance and data gravity are included as well.

Hybrid cloud and automation

Over the next four years, both parties will develop solutions in four areas. Firstly, there’s the development of open hybrid cloud applications and the modernization of mainframe environments. Red Hat and Accenture want to develop a ‘holistic’ cloud strategy that should bring more operational efficiency with hybrid cloud.

The second area is automation. Red Hat and Accenture are developing solutions to automate and orchestrate workloads across the infrastructure, reducing costs. Accenture’s solutions will be based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform.

Edge computing and sovereign cloud

There are also collaborative solutions for edge computing underway. These should better streamline, process and analyse the flow of complex data from the various devices in networks. Both parties are developing solutions based on the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform and Red Hat OpenShift.

The partners are also working on sovereign cloud solutions. These solutions help companies meet new industry standards for data and other compliance requirements in different countries. The solutions should allow companies to more easily control and manage the location, access and processing of their data in the cloud.

The release dates of the solutions are unknown at this time.

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