Unisys Wins $5.5 Million Contract to Migrate Data Center for U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service
Project Showcases Unisys Expertise in Public Sector Data Center Migrations
BLUE BELL, Pa. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service has awarded Unisys a contract to migrate the agency’s data center to the USDA’s new consolidated Enterprise Data Centers (EDCs). The firm fixed price contract, valued at approximately $5.5 million over a two-year period, is part of a USDA initiative to streamline IT management, reduce costs and address IT security vulnerabilities by consolidating the department’s data centers into four EDC locations.
Unisys (NYSE: UIS) will plan, execute and manage the migration of critical FSIS applications, servers and storage network hardware from multiple locations to the USDA EDC and set up a disaster recovery environment at another USDA EDC site. FSIS is responsible for ensuring that the nation’s commercial supply of meat, poultry and processed egg products is safe and correctly labeled and packaged. FSIS is leveraging Unisys support and data center migration expertise to help achieve an efficient transition of its IT systems.
“Uninterrupted availability of FSIS’ mission-critical applications is essential to the USDA’s ability to fulfill its mission to ensure the safety and security of our food supply,” said Eugene Zapfel, lead partner responsible for USDA, Unisys Federal Systems. “Unisys expertise in data center migrations, demonstrated in similar projects with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public and private sector organizations, will assist the FSIS in its vital mission of protecting our nation’s food supply.”
The first phase of the FSIS project involves analyzing the agency’s existing data center environment and preparing a migration plan. Unisys will then help to migrate applications and systems from the FSIS legacy data centers to the USDA EDC. This process will involve preparing servers, mapping applications to servers, migrating data and applications, and managing the new environment until it stabilizes and performs at a level consistent with the legacy data center.
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