Octo wins spot on US Army’s $248m cloud computing expansion

1 June 2018 (Last Updated June 1st, 2018 11:49)

Next-generation IT Federal services provider Octo Consulting Group has secured a position on the US Army’s $248m Cloud Computing Enterprise Transformation (ACCENT) Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA).

Next-generation IT federal services provider Octo Consulting Group has secured a position on the US Army’s $248m Cloud Computing Enterprise Transformation (ACCENT) Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA).

With the current award, the company has been able to expand its cloud and infrastructure core service offerings into the US Department of Defense (DoD).

ACCENT, which is a primary component of the US Army’s Data Center Consolidation Plan (ADCCP), allows application owners to procure commercial cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS), infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) products, in addition to providing transition support for the migration of enterprise applications to modern cloud architectures.

"As a firm we are focused on helping the federal government modernise its legacy infrastructure and speed its adoption of next generation IT solutions."

ACCENT enables users to access cloud service providers (CSPs) from proven government contractors that can offer the required consulting and orchestration services in order to facilitate easy transition.

Octo chief executive officer Mehul Sanghani said: “We are elated to have the ability to support the army and the DoD speed their cloud adoption and leverage Octo’s world class cloud migration and engineering capabilities through the ACCENT BOA.

“As a firm we are focused on helping the federal government modernise its legacy infrastructure and speed its adoption of next generation IT solutions.

“We see ACCENT as another way for us to continue that mission. Most importantly, we look forward to expanding our support of our warfighters at home and overseas.”

In coordination with the Army Application Migration Business Office (AAMBO), the US Army’s ACCENT is available for decentralised use by the army and the US DoD customers who intend to move their applications and enterprises to the cloud.