Unisys has announced that it will start working with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to transition the NRC’s high-performance computing operations and applications to a cloud platform.
This move of Unisys will help the NRC to run critical, high-end apps securely and efficiently, without any expensive capital investment up front. By offering the cloud services, Unisys desires to give the NRC scalable room to grow in the future with its software-based cloud solution.
The NRC deal will be in the form of a task order with the Department of the Interior. It will be a six year contract which is a part of a suite of government contracts designated for “Foundation Cloud Hosting Services”.
This is going to be a real task for Unisys. As the company will have to face consequences if not handled the responsibility properly.
Gary Wang, VP of cloud and infrastructure services for Unisys Federal said in a statement, “The work performed by the NRC high-performance computing group is extremely critical to national security and safety.”
Unisys has been selected for the job just because of the great track record of the company. Unisys has a wide range of government-oriented, software-based solutions and has already moved a number of agency applications to a cloud environment.
Beforehand, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) also worked with Unisys to transition its email and collaboration system to the cloud. Additionally, the company works with the Department of Defense, operating one of the DOD’s largest help-desks for the Army, serving 1.4 million end users and handling more than 80,000 trouble tickets per month. Also, it has handled two more great government projects which includes security for U.S. Customs and Border Protection and data storage for the IRS.