General Dynamics wins US Army Private Cloud contracts
General Dynamics has announced that it has been awarded two contracts by the US Army to develop and implement fixed and mobile cloud computing capacity for the Area Processing Centres Army Private Cloud (APC2) initiative. These five-year, multiple-award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contracts, announced 2 April 2012, have a combined potential value of $249.8 million to all awardees.
Under the fixed Suite of APC2, General Dynamics will establish a secure, reliable and cost-efficient managed service cloud computing platform. Under the mobile Suite of APC2, General Dynamics will provide a mobile data centre solution to meet urgent army needs in contingency operations or where rapid or temporary computing is critical. In addition to providing strategic cloud computing direction, General Dynamics will manage network connectivity, information assurance, certification and accreditation, application migration, private cloud operations and maintenance and related aspects of the supply chain. The company will incorporate its field-proven design to deliver reliable, secure and transportable mobile data centres suitable for harsh conditions and remote locations.
APC2 is a new component of the LandWarNet strategic initiative, which encompasses all army information capabilities such as collecting, processing and storing information for warfighters. Through this programme, the army plans to lower application migration, hosting, administration and maintenance costs by moving to cloud computing and reducing the number of data centres it operates.
The General Dynamics team supporting this contract owns and operates more than 200 data centres in 23 countries and has successfully fielded more than 6,000 tactical shelters and containerised systems for the Army.
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