HP Enterprise Services was awarded a $249 million contract by the U.S. Army to provide the DoD and other federal agencies with enterprise cloud computing services under the Army Private Cloud contract (APC2). The APC2 is an IDIQ contract award with a one-year base period and four one-year options.
The new contract supports the Army in acquiring specific cloud computing services to consolidate data centers by establishing a secure, cost-effective private cloud.
HP will team with world-class partners, including 10 small businesses and Alabama A&M University, to provide a wide range of critical services in both fixed and deployed locations, including network connectivity, information assurance, certification and accreditation support, application migration, private cloud operations and maintenance, supply chain risk management, service support and service delivery.
“A highly flexible and innovative contract, along with reliability and scalability for long-term needs, is important for the Army and our federal clients,” said Marilyn Crouther, senior vice president and general manager, U.S. Public Sector, HP Enterprise Services. “As a leader in data center outsourcing with extensive experience with the Army and Department of Defense, HP is uniquely qualified to partner with the Army in achieving its IT objectives in both fixed and deployed environments.”
HP will provide enterprise cloud computing services in two suites; the first will provide savings by using private cloud computing capacity for commercial or government-owned buildings. The second will utilize mobile, containerized data centers for contingency operations or when rapid or temporary cloud computing is needed.