Unisys was awarded a contract by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to host and operate what is expected to be one of the largest secure, cloud-based, on-demand IT computing implementations by a U.S. state government.  The contract’s base value is estimated at approximately $681 million over its initial seven-year term and includes three one-year renewal options.

Under the contract, Unisys will consolidate seven separate data centers into a secure hybrid cloud that will enable state agencies to access IT services as needed. When the system is fully implemented, Pennsylvania state agencies will be able to provision computing resources from a catalo of subscription-based IT service.

Under the terms of the contract, Unisys will provide Pennsylvania with hybrid cloud-based services that include:

  • Managed hosting services, such as x86/Linux/AIX/mainframe support, storage management, security, and database services;
  • Self-provisioning and capacity on demand, including allocation of server and storage resources to address real-time changes in business requirements;
  • Project and contract management, such as service desk and configuration management;
  • Facilities management; and
  • Technical services, such as capacity and security management.

Unisys will team with IBM and Deloitte on the project.

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