The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded Unisys a potential five-year, $144 million blanket purchase agreement (BPA) to support the agency's transition to the cloud through its Unisys CloudForte solution, Unisys announced on Monday.
Unisys will deliver enterprise-level, commercial Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) in support of NOAA's business and mission operations. These services will utilize multiple cloud service providers such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.
"We look forward to assisting NOAA as it moves forward to modernize its IT operations in support of its crucial mission in support of climate science, the environment and the overall U.S. economy," said Gary Wang, vice president for cloud, infrastructure and security services, Unisys Federal.
Unisys will apply its CloudForte solution to accelerate the secure move of data and applications to the cloud. Launched in June 2018, CloudForte helps government users quickly and securely obtain the innovation, scale and cost efficiencies of the cloud while complying with all U.S. federal regulations.
Unisys will supply NOAA with open and reliable technical solutions to manage and deliver capabilities on public cloud infrastructures, while enabling the scalability needed to meet evolving user demand and to accommodate unanticipated spikes and surges in usage.
"The CloudForte solution will allow the agency to accelerate its adoption of secure cloud services and more quickly gain the efficiencies and cost-savings associated with the cloud,” Wang added.
Unisys is a global information technology company that builds high-performance, security-centric solutions for the most demanding businesses and governments. Unisys offerings include security software and services; digital transformation and workplace services; industry applications and services and innovative software operating environments for high-intensity enterprise computing.