LAS VEGAS -- Businesses are moving to the cloud, but they’re not doing it alone. As part of its partner push this week, AWS has teamed up with Accenture (ACN) to create a new business group designed to help businesses move to the cloud.

In an announcement at AWS re:Invent on Wednesday, Accenture COO Omar Abbosh said that initially the Accenture AWS Business Group will offer cloud migration and big data analysis, with a range of services in other areas being added over time, including exploring the development of services around the Internet of Things (IoT) and Security on the AWS Cloud.

Accenture recently acquired Cloud Sherpas in order to scale is cloud consulting capabilities, boosting its Accenture Cloud First Applications team.

The group brings together dedicated professionals from each company with expertise in cloud solutions architecture and development, marketing, sales, and business development. It will develop a suite of services that include application migration services, architecture design and application development for the AWS Cloud.

Abbosh told the audience at the AWS re:Invent keynote that AWS and Accenture will be putting together a set of capabilities and offerings born in the cloud, which complements Accenture’s cloud-first approach.

As part of the announcement, Accenture is training 1,000 employees and certifying 500 of them on AWS, Abbosh said.

Accenture and AWS have worked together for nearly 10 years, collaborating on end-to-end cloud migration and management services last year, counting Discovery Networks International and Wire and Wireless Co as customers.