Deloitte said Monday it has acquired substantially all the assets of Day 1 Solutions, a cloud consulting firm, and announced a commitment to add 3,000 new high-tech engineering jobs in the U.S. over the next year, adding new “cloud studios” in different locations.

Day 1 Solutions is a McLean, Va.-based consulting firm that acts as a systems integrator, managed service provider and value-added reseller of cloud-based technology. Located near Washington, it has worked as a government contractor, but also has clients in the health care sector and other industries. It will be joining the Deloitte Digital business.

“As one of the largest professional services organizations in the world and a recognized leader in applying new technologies to businesses, Deloitte provides the reach and expertise needed to share our award-winning cloud solutions with a diverse client roster,” said Day1 CEO Luis Benavides in a statement. “At the end of the day, our commitment to clients is to harness the power of cloud to accelerate their digital transformation.”

Deloitte said the thousands of engineers it plans to hire over the next year will help client organizations integrate, streamline and manage business operations in the cloud. The group will focus on creating innovative cloud-based technologies to provide clients with more analytics and cognitive solutions. The majority of new engineers will operate out of three new cloud studios that Deloitte plans to open in Orlando, New York and Washington, D.C., in the course of the year ahead. The offices will extend an existing network of 44 Deloitte Digital studios around the world.

Brent Lewin/Bloomberg“Cloud is the backbone of innovation and a conduit for clients to reimagine how they do business,” said Deloitte Consulting LLP principal Ranjit Bawa in a statement. “For years, we’ve helped our clients view cloud integration as a critical driver for business transformation. By adding these significant investments to our portfolio, our clients will have access to deeper cloud expertise and even more innovative capabilities, as well as the talent they need to help them thrive in a fast-moving digital economy.”

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Michael Cohn

Michael Cohn

Michael Cohn, editor-in-chief of AccountingToday.com, has been covering business and technology for a variety of publications since 1985.