Army Invests in Private Data Centers, Mobile Cloud

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Earlier this year, the Army awarded a $250 million contract to assist with the elimination of 185 data centers by 2015.

The move correlates with the Army’s goal of centralizing centers in fewer locations and maximizing potential of computing power and storage, Defense System reports.

Lockheed Martin, HP Enterprise Services, General Dynamics and Northrop Grumman were among firms included under the consolidation contract supporting the Army’s program executive office for enterprise information systems.

The Army is also turning to a private cloud system, which would utilize privately owned data centers to deliver content.

The Air Force already uses a similar system.

The moves could save the Army millions in information technology costs, Defense Systems reports.

The Army is also exploring the use of man transportable cloud centers.

The centers could quickly be deployed in combat zones or crisis areas and are currently being used by several government agencies, according to Defense Systems.

Secure portable devices like PDAs, iPads and smartphones could also connect to the portable centers.

 

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