Virtusa and AWS set up AI and data lab

  • January 3, 2024
  • Steve Rogerson

Massachusetts-based Virtusa, a provider of digital strategy, engineering and IT services, has signed a multi-year collaboration agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to established an artificial intelligence (AI) and data lab.

The generative AI and data lab venture aims to expedite users’ data migration to the cloud and facilitate the modernisation of their IT services by integrating AI, machine learning (ML) and generative AI technologies.

As part of the deal, Virtusa has opened four generative AI labs – virtual, New York, London and Singapore – with New York piloting both life sciences research use cases for a Fortune 50 company as well as quality control for Verint Systems. Together, they are accelerating their data and AI modernisation and using Bedrock to accelerate and automate research and quality control.

The lab provides various offerings, including expediting users’ initial data and AI and ML launches to AWS and providing a customised approach to scale their competencies and processes for the future on AWS.

AWS and Virtusa’s multi-disciplinary experts offer a holistic approach to AI, ML and cloud-based data. They guide users through various stages, which include formulating business strategies, creating migration and ML operational roadmaps, optimising cloud migration, and establishing a modern platform for continuous data and ML operations. The experts also guide users through business rationalisation and organisational change management and help them overcome technical readiness concerns by providing training and management of data and ML operations.

This support, combined with an AI and ML managed services offering, simplifies and speeds up AI, ML and gen AI usage.

“The Virtusa generative AI and data lab solidifies our dedication to driving efficient business modernisation to create value for customers,” said Ram Meenakshisundaram, chief technology officer at Virtusa. “We are setting the stage for accelerated and effective transformation through our combined expertise and AWS’s generative AI, AI-ML and data services.”

Combining Virtusa’s end to end data and AI and ML modernisation capabilities with the power of AWS should help users leverage key AWS services such as Glue, CloudFormation, Identity & Access Management (IAM), SageMaker, Bedrock and CodeWhisperer to accelerate business modernisation. Custom cloud data cover migration, modernisation, global cloud strategy, operations, ML modernisation and managed services, targeting a reduction from 36 to 18 months for a swift and efficient transformation.

Virtusa ( and AWS ( aim to empower their clients to unlock the transformative power of data, which can fuel innovation and elevate end-user experience with AWS-specific options and Virtusa accelerators. The offerings include the development of a customised approach to scale operations on AWS through managed and outsourced services.