ST. LOUIS – April 13, 2016 – World Wide Technology, Inc., a market-leading technology integrator, today announced that it has been awarded the Enterprise Storage Services II (ESS II) contract with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). The contract will be for four years with a base amount of $100 thousand, and two one-year extension options with a total ceiling amount of $427 million.
In conjunction with its strategic partner Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), WWT will provide DISA with dynamically scalable, on-demand storage infrastructure based on HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage, which can adjust to new and unpredictable demands. This storage environment will enable flexible worker access and be capable of handling classified and unclassified data. It will technically refresh the existing DISA storage environment and serve the enterprise storage requirements for DISA’s U.S.-based facilities and other DISA-approved locations worldwide. Once deployed, the government will maintain daily operations of the enterprise storage environment and oversight responsibilities.
“The ESS II contract will help close the gap between increasing storage demands and lower budgets, as well as eliminating monolithic and modular architectures,” said Joe Ayers, vice president, Federal Enterprise Group, HPE. “With HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage, DISA will have a single, optimized storage architecture that provides reliable, responsive, and cost-effective storage infrastructure services and ‘on-demand’ storage capabilities.”
ESS II also enables the Department of Defense (DOD) to transition to a robust and flexible enterprise storage environment that provides a secure, resilient and flexible method for DISA customers to access their data anywhere, anytime and on any device globally. This functionality can significantly enhance the warfighter’s capability. The solution’s architectural design employs CTERA’s File Sync and Share on the front-end and a multi-site private Cleversafe’s object storage cloud on the back-end. The object storage cloud back-bone can also serve many other use cases including tapeless systems back-up and an active archive repository and will provide potentially large cost savings to the DOD.
“WWT is honored to receive the DISA ESS II award and confident that we will not only deliver the highest value, but also exceed the expectations of DISA based on our proven success and exceptional past performance,” said Bob Olwig, vice president of Business Strategy and Innovation at WWT. “Together with our strategic partner HPE, we will provide a flexible, on-demand enterprise storage environment for DISA that will meet the evolving enterprise storage requirements of today’s federal agencies.”
In addition to HPE, WWT’s strategic relationships with other leading OEMs played a critical role in securing the DISA ESS II award. WWT intends to provide industry leading solutions from Cleversafe (Object Storage), CTERA (file sharing and cloud gateways), Brocade (SAN), NetApp (NAS), EMC (disk backup) and Spectra Logic (tape backup) through the contract vehicle. The DISA ESS II award expands WWT’s well-established and growing list of federal contracting vehicles, including Air Force’s NETCENTS-2P, US Army’s ITES-3H, NASA’s SEWP V, NIH ECS III and GSA Schedule. A complete list of WWT’s federal contracts is available at www.wwt.com/industry/federal-government.
World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) is a leading technology integrator with more than $7 billion in annual revenue that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions to large public and private organizations. Through its culture of innovation, WWT inspires, builds and delivers business results, from idea to outcome. Based in St. Louis, WWT works closely with industry leaders including Boeing (NYSE: BA); Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO); EMC (NYSE: EMC); AT&T Inc., (NYSE: ATT); VMware; NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP); Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and the U.S. government including civilian agencies and the Department of Defense. WWT employs more than 3,000 people and operates over 2 million square feet of warehousing, distribution and integration space in more than 20 facilities throughout the world. For more information about World Wide Technology, visit www.wwt.com.
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