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HP to Provide Storage Technology to the Air Force's Air Education and Training Command
Agreement to Help Air Force Consolidate and Modernize Its OperationsPALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 30, 2002
In a decision which could be worth as much as $20 million over the next three years, HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced it has been selected by Northrop Grumman Information Technology to provide HP StorageWorks solutions for the Air Force's Air Education and Training Command (AETC) under the command's storage consolidation initiative.
The agreement establishes the phasing in of HP StorageWorks as the standard storage solution at up to 11 AETC locations in the United States:
"With this contract, HP becomes an essential part of the core foundation for the AETC's technology consolidation initiative worldwide," said Bruce Klein, vice president, Federal Sales and Marketing, HP Public Sector Organization. "The HP StorageWorks offering, combined with our industry standard HP ProLiant servers, HP OpenView software and the expertise of HP Services, gives the Air Force all the fundamental ingredients necessary to both optimize and modernize its enterprise."
How Bases Will Benefit
AETC's consolidation solution for a base will typically consist of 3-plus terabytes of virtualized storage connected to eight or more servers in a fully redundant SAN supporting email, file, print and Web services.
Advanced storage features such as Snapshots, Clones and SnapClones will be used to enhance storage availability and provide business continuance volumes.
CommVault's Galaxy software will be used for enhanced
SAN-based backup and restore. The storage system also will
be able to replicate data (remote mirror) over a SAN or IP
connection to another location for fast recovery in case of
AETC, located in San Antonio, is the third largest Air Force command in terms of personnel and is responsible for all Air Force basic military training, as well as advanced training including flight school.
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