IBM has won a potential $267 million contract from the state of Ohio to build a private cloud computing system as part of a project aimed at updating the state’s information technology infrastructure.
The state’s computing center supports more than 1,600 applications on 2,700 servers, using a $108 million budget, the company said Thursday.
Under the 10-year contract, IBM will develop the private cloud and provide the state hardware, software and services.
“Many of our clients have looked to IBM to assist them in identifying ways of reducing their overall technology footprint, while improving their ability to serve their stakeholders,“ said Kevin Hill, IBM’s Ohio client executive.
The company will update power and cooling systems in the Columbus-based computing facility, migrate infrastructure and application workloads to the cloud and implement IT infrastructure library-based services.