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The US Army has been transitioning to cloud technology. Calibre Systems has signed on an army cloud computing enterprise transformation (ACCENT) basic ordering agreement (BOA), which is valued at around $250m. The program will support the US Army’s transition to a commercial cloud environment or an Army Enterprise Hosting Facility (AHEF). According to army-technology.com, the army is moving designated IT applications, systems, and associated data to authorized commercial cloud service providers (CSP) and consolidating data centers to AHEF.
As part of the agreement, Calibre will provide commercial cloud service offerings and IT support. “Calibre will leverage its deep army background and commercial cloud expertise to continue our tradition of supporting the army in completing its mission” the company’s vice-president and account manager, Chris Hall.
“The ACCENT Basic Ordering Agreement will be the army’s preferred source for cloud computing. ACCENT is intended to be used by all army commands and organizations that require commercial cloud hosting, data center migration, transition support, and application modernization services.”
The BOA allows the army to obtain commercial cloud hosting services with any combination of service or deployment models and impact levels. The US Army’s cloud requirements may also include mobile computer solutions that provide cloud access through smartphones and tablets.