Unisys Wins $139M For IRS Info Cloud; Ted Davies Comments

Ted Davies

Unisys (NYSE: UIS) has won a potential $139 million task order to host the Internal Revenue Service’s information records in a private cloud computing infrastructure, the company announced Thursday.

The Enterprise Storage Acquisition task order has one base year, nine one-year options and the company received the order through the General Services Administration’s Alliant vehicle.

“As agencies look to achieve more within tightened budget constraints, we expect to see more agencies following the lead of the IRS,” said Ted Davies, president of the federal systems business.

Davies recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz about how Unisys helped move GSA to a Google cloud platform in five months.

Click here for more of his comments on the government’s move to cloud computing and other disruptive technology trends in the federal government.

Prices for each year are based on the agency’s estimate of storage requirements and the IRS will only pay for the amount of storage it needs when it needs it, the company said.

Unisys will initially acquire IRS owned-and-managed storage assets and will manage more than 7.5 petabytes of storage space currently in multiple agency data centers and facilities.

The company will then plan, build, deploy and maintain a new IRS storage environment and move those assets to a private storage-as-a-service model.

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