The Social Security Administration is preparing to open its new data center after nearly two years of work, Federal News Radio reported Thursday.
Jason Miller writes that network infrastructure upgrades have been a large focus of SSA as the agency works on making technology improvements throughout the agency.
“We didn’t want to simply move the old platform into a new, enabling building,” SSA Chief Information Officer Bill Zelinski said, according to the station.
“We really have a mindful plan that says our future state includes these sorts of things, which includes cloud-based storage solutions, which includes a much greater level of virtualization.”
SSA gave a $233 million contract in 2012 to CenturyLink for data upgrade management and also awarded $140 million to Verizon in 2009 to transition SSA into a modern IP platform, the station reports.