Unisys to Migrate DOE Staff to Google Cloud; PV Puvvada Comments on Cloud Collaboration

UnisysUnisys has won a contract of an undisclosed value to migrate 6,000 program personnel at the U.S. Energy Department into a Google cloud computing environment.

The project is intended to help DOE program staff leverage Google Apps for Government, which is built to help federal workers collaborate and access emails in the cloud, Unisys said Thursday.

Steve Soroka, group vice president at Unisys Federal Systems, said the company will work with federal and contractor personnel at DOE on the migration project.

Unisys completed the DOE Idaho National Laboratory’s transition to a Google infrastructure last year.

Earlier this year, Unisys moved 4,500 National Archives employees into a Google cloud platform in a project that PV Puvvada previewed as part of a December 2012 conversation with ExecutiveBiz.

“They (the archives) have an aged legacy e-mail infrastructure that’s very expensive to manage and maintain, not a whole lot of flexibility,” Puvvada said.

PV puvvada_Unisys_EMHe added additional that “Google apps for gov is really a platform to collaborate… you get into not only the cost benefits but you now start moving into a collaboration environment and you change the culture of your organization.”

“You don’t have to have to have an IT create permissions to be able to share documents, to be able to do video chats.”

Click here to read that full conversation.

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