One of South Africa’s leading coal producers, Exxaro, has partnered with Accenture to help digitally transform its business and unlock new revenue streams by managing the migration of its SAP solutions, and other centrally-run applications used by Exxaro business units, to Microsoft Azure.
A statement disclosed that this supports Exxaro’s ambition to establish a secure, agile, cost-effective and scalable platform that will improve business processes and continuity.
Accenture created a cloud transformation strategy for Exxaro that defined the business case for migration to a public cloud, a move, which offered the lowest total cost of ownership, improvements to core systems resiliency, and the agility needed to meet customer demands.
In accordance with Exxaro’s necessity for a quick and secure change, Accenture planned and assembled a cloud stage in the South African Azure server farms.
This included upgrading Exxaro’s SAP frameworks to exploit cloud engineering advantages and building a stronger and accessible design to improve business congruity.
Accenture then flawlessly moved Exxaro’s undertaking applications, which included more than 280 Microsoft Windows virtual machines, onto Azure with negligible disturbance, while likewise coordinating different remote mining areas in South Africa.
Accenture will run, secure and ceaselessly streamline Exxaro’s cloud condition as a team with its cloud the board association. This will give asset perceivability, the executives consistency, and operational control for cloud streamlining and scale, in the midst of changing business needs.
Exxaro chose Accenture for its solid specialized learning and abilities, vigorous accomplice biological system, nearby skill and its profound experience executing huge scale cloud relocations.
Accenture has chipped away at in excess of 21,000 distributed computing ventures for customers, with 80 percent of the Fortune Global 100, and has in excess of 77,000 experts prepared on cloud advancements and models, and in excess of 50,000 SAP experts.
The organization has been developing in cloud innovation for almost 10 years and holds more than 300 allowed licenses and pending applications over its worldwide cloud portfolio.
Commenting on the collaboration, Group Manager, Information Management, Exxaro, Mr Desmond Govender, said, “Accenture’s profound aptitude in driving on SAP and other application relocations to Microsoft Azure implies that Exxaro will profit by an increasingly secure, adaptable and dexterous working condition that is more financially savvy than standing up another on-premises server farm.”
He added that, “This will improve business procedures and coherence, just as free up assets to concentrate on accomplishing predominant business results.”
On his part, Cloud Advisory lead for Accenture in Africa, Mr Pradeep Roy, stated that, “Exxaro’s choice to move to the cloud places them in a solid situation for more prominent productivity and advancement. This way to deal with change will convey an upper hand on a safe cloud stage, empowering them to flex dependent on business request and quicken advancement.”
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