HP Enterprise Services has been selected by the U.S. Army to provide the Department of Defense and other federal agencies with enterprise cloud computing services under the Army Private Cloud contract (APC2). The Army will use this contract to acquire specific cloud computing services to consolidate data centers.
The APC2 is an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract (IDIQ) award with a $249 million ceiling over a one-year base period and four one-year options. The Army divided this contract to acquire enterprise cloud computing services in two suites. HP has been selected to provide services for both suites.
The first suite will provide savings by using private cloud computing capacity for commercial or government-owned buildings. The second suite will utilize mobile, containerized data centers for contingency operations or when rapid or temporary cloud computing is needed.
Under the terms of APC2, HP will team with partners, including ten small businesses and Alabama A&M University, to provide a range of critical services. Available for both fixed and deployed locations, these services include network connectivity, information assurance, certification and accreditation support, application migration, private cloud operations and maintenance, supply chain risk management, service support and service delivery.
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