Deloitte, AWS announce strategic collaboration

On December 2, New York, NY-based Deloitte announced a global, multi-year strategic collaboration with Seattle, WA-based Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) Professional Services on cloud migration and application modernization for enterprise and public sector customers. The collaboration will harmonize Deloitte’s global cloud practice and consulting expertise with the technical experience and competencies of AWS Professional Services. Our goal is to enable our customers to innovate and optimize future business outcomes by migrating and modernizing their workloads effectively and efficiently, utilizing world-class accelerators and best practices. In addition, Deloitte will leverage its accounting and tax expertise to help our customers self-fund these efforts, offsetting costs by aligning and optimizing related transformational savings.

“The nature of our C-suite relationships often enables us to design a holistic migration approach focused on driving the right business outcomes for our clients, including speed and efficiency of getting to the cloud, in a transformational context,” said Patrick Jehu, principal and AWS Professional Services general manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP. “Our joint model with AWS uses automation to accelerate and optimize our clients’ cloud migrations, and industry-leading solutions to modernize applications.”

With Deloitte’s consulting and advisory practices totaling over 20,000 global cloud practitioners, clients receive specialized expertise for their cloud strategy, organization transformation, migration, modernization and managed services, all supported by AWS and Deloitte in an end-to-end value delivery model. This boardroom-to-run approach simplifies complex modernization programs leveraging Deloitte’s proven history of driving transformation programs at scale.

“As enterprises look to migrate large and complex workloads to the cloud,” said Todd Weatherby, vice president of Professional Services, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “Our innovation outcome-focused collaboration with Deloitte will help our customers maximize the value from their AWS cloud investments. The modernization vision jointly developed with Deloitte provides an end-to-end approach from strategy to managed services. The combination of Deloitte’s extensive knowledge of our customers’ core systems and AWS’ technical thought leadership provides enhanced value to our customers.”

The customer’s journey in this unique approach begins with Deloitte’s Cloud Transform Lab that helps build focus beyond migration, on modernizing business processes by leveraging AWS services like data analytics and artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML). The lab helps build consensus across our customers’ IT and business organizations and develops a plan to maximize the value and ROI that customers can realize by fully embracing the cloud. With the strategy in place, the joint delivery with AWS Professional Services ensures strong governance, adherence to AWS architectural best practices and access to migration and modernization patterns developed by AWS Professional Services. The delivery model also ensures that adequate domain expertise is available on the team leveraging Deloitte’s deep industry and domain expertise to cater to complex, domain intensive workloads and regulatory requirements. The end-to-end approach also provides managed services options to customers. Deloitte is a trusted member of the AWS Managed Services (AMS) program with experience and differentiated IP to migrate customers onto AMS.

Source: Deloitte