EMC wins Postal Service disaster recovery work

EMC Corp. has won a five-year contract from the U.S. Postal Service to upgrade disaster recovery and data storage systems, the company announced today. The initial contract is valued at $30 million, according to EMC.

Under the task order contract, the EMC of Hopkinton, Mass., will implement its storage hardware, software and services to strengthen and improve existing infrastructure and support the Postal Service's storage infrastructure, as well as provide for business continuity and disaster recovery planning for critical business applications.

The Postal Service's infrastructure is growing at 200 percent in certain operations and becoming increasingly layered with a complex environment of multiple servers and mainframes, Postal Service officials said.

EMC provides centralized storage for the Postal Service's mission-critical applications, such as its Web site, postal tracking systems, and financial, human resources and retail applications. The company also supports the mainframes and servers located in datacenters in Eagan, Minn., and San Mateo, Calif.

EMC, a provider of information storage products, services and solutions, has 22,700 employees and annual sales of $8.2 billion, according to Hoover's Online of Austin, Texas.

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