CLOUD COMPUTING

HP joins growing list of recent cloud contract winners

Company wins $36M deal to move VA to Microsoft Office 365

HP Enterprise Services has won a five-year, $36 million contract to move the Veteran Affairs Department to the cloud via Microsoft Office 365 for Government.

HP’s agreement with VA is just one of many recent cloud integration contracts between the government and contractors.

A little less than a month ago, Unisys revealed its strategy on how it was going to move agencies to the cloud under a $2.5 billion General Services Administration contract—a contract under which 16 other companies will compete for task orders.

The same week that Unisys announced their strategy, CGI Federal won a $3.5 million contract to move the Federal Trade Commission’s public websites the cloud.

And just a month before those contracts, Lockheed won a $9.8 million contract to move the EPA’s e-mail services to the cloud.

The HP deal was made under the VA Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology program, which is the Veteran Affairs Department’s information technology modernization contract.

Under the terms of the agreement, HP will lead and manage the implementation of Office 365 to enhance reliability, security, privacy and compliance as well as create geographically diverse disaster recovery.

This migration to the cloud helps the Veteran Affairs Department meet two goals: through its implementation, the department will meet the cloud first federal mandate. The department will also increase the productivity and collaboration between its employees.

Microsoft Office 365 for Government has a separate community cloud for e-mail, shared calendars, instant messaging and web and video conferencing, including also applications for productivity and collaboration, including cloud-based Office, Exchange, Lync and SharePoint.

This contract extends HP’s thirteen-year partnership with the VA

About the Author

Mark Hoover is a senior staff writer with Washington Technology. You can contact him at mhoover@washingtontechnology.com, or connect with him on Twitter at @mhooverWT.

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