New details emerge on Army cloud initiative

The scope of work that nine companies will provide under the Army's Area Processing Centers Army Private Cloud (APC2) program include furnishing the Army with “mobile data center” services and even cybersecurity services as part of a grand strategy to help the military service scale back its data-center footprint, according to details disclosed in early April by several of the companies that will perform work under the contract, reports Information Week.

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Army private cloud to attack IT sprawl and save millions

Industry officials told Defense Systems in March that the Army is likely to save millions in IT costs once APC2 is fully implemented.  

The APC2 contracts cover a broad array of data-center services, including so-called containerized data centers that come in shipping containers, cloud operations and consulting, application migration and consolidation, network connectivity, and cybersecurity support. The APC2 deal divides the program work into two suites of services: fixed services and mobile services.

The awardees include Criterion Systems, General Dynamics, HP, IBM, Lockheed Martin, MicroTech and Northrop Grumman. HP, Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics have each detailed their involvement with the program.

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