Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Verizon and General Dynamics Selected for Army Private Cloud Initiative

Verizon Enterprise Solutions, as part of a General Dynamics-led team, has been awarded two contracts to develop and implement fixed and mobile cloud computing capacity for the U.S. Army under the Area Processing Centers Army Private Cloud 2 initiative, known as APC2. The five-year, multiple-award contracts have a combined potential value of $249.8 million to all awardees.


Verizon's Terremark division will provide infrastructure -- including cloud assets designed to meet federal security guidelines, and server, network and storage capacity -- for the initiative.

APC2 is a new component of the LandWarNet strategic initiative, which encompasses all Army information computing capabilities such as collecting, processing and storing information. Through the program, the Army intends to lower application migration, hosting, administration and maintenance costs by moving to cloud infrastructure and reducing the number of data centers it operates.


"There is an amazing transformation under way in the federal government and the U.S. military as agencies become increasingly virtual to operate more efficiently and effectively on behalf of our nation," said Susan Zeleniak, Verizon's senior vice president for public sector markets. "By moving to the cloud, the Army will have more flexibility in how IT resources are consumed while providing better economics, greater agility and broader access to information for civilian and military personnel."http://www.verizonbusiness.com

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