Deloitte teams up with AWS to ‘supercharge’ cloud capabilities for businesses

The collaboration is about more than just technology.Cobus Scholtz, Deloitte NZ

Deloitte is expanding its cloud capabilities by forming an AWS cloud practice.

The joint practice will assist businesses change the way they work across their entire organisations, including digital core enterprise applications such as SAP, analytics solutions, and front and back-office systems.

“The collaboration is about more than just technology,” says Cobus Scholtz, consulting managing partner, Deloitte NZ.

This collaboration sees Deloitte New Zealand extend its current AWS capabilities to deliver innovative solutions that go beyond a 'lift-and-shift' of infrastructure, and assist their clients to take full advantage of the cloud, he states.

“It allows us to assist our clients from cloud strategy, to procurement, to considering the effects of cloud on their workforce. And our SAP customers can take advantage of our SAP AWS capability to accelerate their core transformation,” says Scholtz.

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“It’s incredible to think that we can now create a full AWS architecture in a few minutes - something that used to take days, if not weeks,” says Scholtz. “We’re aiming to be the AWS services provider that organisations turn to when they want to move fast with quality and precision.”

“We expect the collaboration with Deloitte should support the ability of our New Zealand customers to use mission critical applications on AWS,” adds Tim Dacombe-Bird, AWS New Zealand country manager.

Tim Dacombe-Bird of AWS

Deloitte says its experience and services, combined with SAP’s data management solutions and the scale and flexibility of the AWS cloud will be an invaluable combination for enterprises looking to become more agile, create new efficiencies and grow their businesses.

Hanno Schupp, head of ICT solution centre at Contact Energy, explains how well this has worked for them.

It’s incredible to think that we can now create a full AWS architecture in a few minutes - something that used to take days, if not weeks

“When Contact wanted to migrate our SAP workloads to AWS, we needed a partner with a deep understanding of both SAP and AWS.

“Deloitte delivered on both fronts and were key to the success of this project.

“We expected our move from a legacy data centre to SAP HANA database hosted in AWS to deliver faster response times and easier integration with the analytics and visualisation tools our business enjoys using, and it delivered on this. But what exceeded our expectations was that fact that the new solution was much cheaper to run too, even when factoring in additional licensing costs,” says Schupp.

Hanno Schupp of Contact Energy

Greg McStravick, president, data and data management business, SAP, says the collaboration offers an opportunity to extend the vision of a streamlined business to more organisations.

“SAP HANA brings a modern approach to data management, allowing clients to transform their businesses for next-generation industry-specific solutions. Deloitte’s work with AWS will further enable our mutual clients to drive innovation,” he adds.

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