MicroTech wins US Army cloud contract
MicroTech has announced that it has been selected by the US Army as one of a number of companies to provide the Army Private Cloud (APC2) contract for the Program Executive Office, Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS). The contract will see MicroTech update and optimise the Army’s servers into a cloud computing set-up.
Worth $250 million, this is the first cloud computing contract issued by the US Army. Cloud computing and mobile and portable data centres are designed to make data storage more secure and far more efficient than current methods.
Under the contract, MicroTech will work in partnership with the Army to provide, maintain, operate and support mobile data centres. This will include hosting services for applications within container based facilities as well as providing Cloud based Software as a Service (SAAS), Platform as a Service (PAAS), Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS) and data and application migration services.
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