EMC to provide storage and solutions to the Pentagon

EMC Corp. won a $40 million contract with the Defense Department to provide networked storage, business continuity software and open management software to the Pentagon Renovation Office (PENREN), the company said.

The PENREN program includes a project to modernize the Pentagon's information technology infrastructure and ensure continuity of operations.

PENREN supports multiple agencies within the Pentagon, including the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.

Hopkinton, Mass.-based EMC said the contract will enable the Pentagon to build on its existing infrastructure of over one petabyte of networked storage. The infrastructure provides centralized storage to hundreds of Pentagon servers, and includes command and control and continuity of business applications.

EMC will also provide software solutions that will help the Pentagon better manage and store data throughout its useful lifecycle.

Under a separate $4.3 million contract, PENREN is employing business continuity software from Legato Software, a division of EMC.

The Legato solutions will be integrated with the overall EMC system, including EMC's Symmetrix Remote Data Facility technology, to provide automated monitoring and fail over of critical applications.

Michael Sullivan, PENREN's Program Manager, said the Pentagon has seen storage requirements rise 200 percent in certain areas, with some Pentagon agencies requiring different levels of service and availability. He said PENREN required a storage management and business continuity solution that could operate in a multi-tiered environment.

EMC Global Services consultants will assist PENREN with solutions assessment, project management, and design and implementation services.

EMC recently reported revenue of $6.24 billion for its 2003 fiscal year. The company ranked No. 87 on Washington Technology's 2003 Top 100 list, which measures federal contracting revenue.

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