Air Force Selects Lockheed Martin for Data Storage Solutions; Pact Could be Worth up to $70 Million
MANASSAS, VA, June 26th, 2002 -- Lockheed Martin has been selected to provide up to 12 U.S. Air Force Bases with technical services and data storage solutions to support the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), one of the Air Force's largest commands. The Air Force Standard Systems Group, Contracting Team has issued a Task Order against the Information Technology Services (ITS) Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) to Lockheed Martin for AFMC Network Storage Solutions. The Task Order is for the base year and four one- year options.
HP will provide the storage solutions that will be installed at the following U.S. Air Force Bases: Arnold, TN; Brooks, TX; Edwards, CA; Eglin, FL; Maxwell/Gunter, AL; Hanscom, MA; Hill, UT; Kirtland, NM; Robins, GA; Rome, NY; Tinker, OK; and Wright-Patterson, OH.
"Lockheed Martin worked closely with HP and VERITAS Software to offer the Air Force the best modular approach for effective enterprise Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions," said Domenic Costa, vice president of Secure Enterprise Solutions at Lockheed Martin Systems Integration - Owego. SAN solutions consist of two important tiers: the storage-plumbing tier provides connectivity between nodes in a network and transports device-oriented commands and status and the second tier uses software to provide value-added services that operate over the first tier.
Critical elements in the proposed solution included SANs, Network Attached Storage, storage management software, data replication, full redundancy, and a complete suite of professional services. "We didn't just offer some hardware and software, but instead showed the Air Force how we could architect integrated solutions to ensure high availability," said Bruce Klein, vice president of national federal sales and marketing, HP Public Sector Organization.
Lockheed Martin will provide systems integration and information technology expertise. HP will provide its StorageWorks systems, including the Enterprise Virtual Array and Enterprise Modular Array, to the AFMC solution. HP will provide between 750 terabytes and 1 petabyte of storage capacity over the next five years. VERITAS Software will provide storage management software for data protection, disaster recovery, storage virtualization, network storage and application availability including backup and recovery, file and volume management, and clustering and replication software.
Lockheed Martin Systems Integration - Owego is a leader in providing advanced technology products, services and systems integration solutions for defense, civil and commercial customers worldwide. Systems Integration - Owego employs more than 4,200 people at facilities in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom and is a business segment of Lockheed Martin Corporation with headquarters in Bethesda, MD.