ECS has launched the Cloud Center of Excellence (CoE) 2.0 Initiative, which will advance ECS’ programs and invest and drive innovation in cloud computing technology to provide new value to customers, the company reported on Monday.
The company has also appointed Dr. Imran Bashir, ECS chief technical officer of cloud computing and vice president of emerging technologies, to lead the division. “This initiative will create long-term value for ECS’ customers,” said George Wilson, president of ECS and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient.
“With Dr. Bashir’s leadership, the Cloud CoE will continue to help companies orchestrate their cloud initiatives and manage the cloud adoption lifecycle—from strategy, roadmap, design, migration, and application modernization to cybersecurity, compliance, and ongoing operations and support.”
Bashir, industry expert and thought leader in cloud technology, will lead ECS’ Cloud CoE 2.0. He has more than two decades of experience with enterprise-level software systems, big data solutions, cloud computing, cloud economics, serverless computing, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML) systems.
Bashir and his team will provide cloud support across ECS, while the larger Cloud Community of Interest (Cloud CoI) will leverage Cloud CoE resources to benefit individual programs. ECS will scale its approach to build solutions that meet enterprise cloud needs.
The CoE will integrate governance at scale to enable companies to leverage cloud computing by defining, standardizing and improving strategies, processes and standard operating procedures (SOPs) across all cloud engagements.
ECS will also offer security and compliance by building a library of security compliant infrastructure as code and templates that establish a foundational network architecture customizable to specific projects. The company’s AI/ML capabilities will drive innovation in cloud computing and deploy emerging technologies across ECS programs.
“Companies are no longer adopting cloud for one or two projects, but across their entire enterprises,” said Dr. Bashir. “The Cloud CoE 2.0 initiative combines expert data scientists, cloud architects, and engineers with the resources, knowledge base, and processes to guide ECS’ customers on their journeys to the cloud.”
ECS is an AWS Premier Partner and one of ten managed-service providers worldwide to maintain six AWS competencies.
ECS, a segment of ASGN, delivers advanced solutions in cloud, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), application and IT modernization, science, and engineering. The company solves critical, complex challenges for customers across the U.S. public sector, defense, intelligence, and commercial industries.
ECS maintains partnerships with leading cloud, cybersecurity, and AI/ML providers and holds specialized certifications in their technologies. Headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, ECS has more than 3,000 employees throughout the United States.