Unisys Extends Contract with Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to Secure On-Demand Hybrid Computing Program; Michael Morrison Quoted

Unisys Corporation has announced that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has selected the company to continue to provide private hybrid cloud services as well as an integrated security framework and related disaster recovery services through the Pa. Compute Services (PACS) contract, the company announced on Monday

"We look forward to continuing to provide value through the PACS agreement to help the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania achieve its goals by adopting a hybrid cloud model and securing critical data at a lower cost to citizens," said Michael Morrison, vice president and general manager for Unisys Enterprise Solutions Americas.

Unisys will support Pennsylvania's digital government initiatives and provide continuity in the delivery of vital systems and data center operations for state agencies and citizens. The contract extends work first awarded to Unisys in 2014. 

The two-year contract extension, worth up to $144 million, was awarded in the fourth quarter of 2019. Under the contract, Unisys will continue to support the part of the Commonwealth's secure hybrid cloud environment that includes the ability to access and pay for IT services.

In addition, Unisys will continue to provide managed services for mainframe support, storage, security and containers; related command center services; disaster recovery management; database services and facilities management.

"As a Pennsylvania-based company, Unisys is proud of its longstanding relationship with the Commonwealth, as well as our solid service record and our ability to bring unique innovative solutions to state agencies," added Morrison. 

Unisys also secured a potential five-year, $144 million contract during the third quarter to help the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration migrate agency operations to a cloud computing environment in Nov. 2019. The company will work to accelerate NOAA's adoption of multiple enterprise-level cloud platforms and secure the migration of applications and data through CloudForte managed services.

Work will involve delivering as-a-service offerings from Amazon Web Services, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Google."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 of cloud, infrastructure and security services at Unisys' federal business.

NOAA sought the firm's technical assistance to deploy public cloud infrastructures to support mission and business functions. According to the company, its CloudForte offering will help the agency manage security policies and compliance, monitor utilization of services across a network and validate application content.

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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.

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