Certis strikes AWS Cloud deal with Sourced Group
- 06 May, 2019 11:15
Chua Chwee Koh (Certis)
Certis has selected Sourced Group as a strategic partner in the security specialist’s adoption of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud, as part of widespread digital transformation plans.
Terms of the agreement will see Sourced deliver essential cloud infrastructure and security frameworks using its Cloud at Scale Core Foundations program, built on AWS.
The program is designed to shorten lead times, while allowing customers to adhere to security and compliance requirements.
“Migrating additional workloads to the public cloud is the logical next step in our transition and in our ability to combine advanced security, facilities management and customer service into a single holistic offering that delivers superior customer outcomes,” said Chua Chwee Koh, chief group technology and operations officer at Certis.
Headquartered in Singapore, Certis operates as a $1.2 billion business housing more than 34,000 employees, alongside operations in Australia, Hong Kong, Macau, China and the Middle East.
According to Chua, Certis recently completed a three-year plan to overhaul internal capabilities, from a physical guard services provider to a specialist operations-technology (ops-tech) outsourcing provider, with a key focus on advanced security.
Central to such change has been the expansion of protection capabilities, evident through the delivery of Security+ solutions which combines advanced security, facilities management and guest management into one service.
“Our unique environment, with data-intensive workloads requiring stringent operational and security controls, demands a world-class cloud solution,” Chua added. “Sourced's extensive track record in secure cloud migration and governance for regulated industries gave us the confidence to select them as our strategic partner, with the AWS Cloud as a key enabling platform.”
With deep AWS expertise, Sourced specialises in cloud security, governance and compliance across Singapore, Australia and Canada markets.
“We are delighted to be a named a strategic partner for Certis as they embark on their transformation journey,” said John Painter, managing director of ASEAN, Sourced Group. “Certis is investing heavily in their cloud program, and we look forward to working with them to implement the advanced operational capabilities enabled by the AWS Cloud.”
As explained by Painter, Sourced’s solution is also used to secure Certis' next-generation officer support system, ARGUS, an all-in-one, task-based command and control solution.
“Certis is uniquely positioned to realise the benefits of artificial intelligence and machine learning to provide truly differential threat and operational intelligence,” Painter added. “It is a pleasure to work with the Certis team, as our teams share a common vision of innovation and service excellence.
“We look forward to helping Certis accelerate its capabilities, provide extensive skills transference, and to developing a long-term, mutually rewarding relationship.”