UnisysÂ will provideÂ the state of PennsylvaniaÂ with an on-demand, cloud-based computing environment that will work to unifyÂ seven data centers under a seven-year, $681 million contract.
The company said MondayÂ the contract covers managed hosting services, self-provisioning and capacity on demand for computing resources based on business needs, technical services and project, contract and facilities management.
“By moving to an on-demand computing model for delivering IT services, we are changing the way we have traditionally done business in IT,” saidÂ Tony Encinias, Pennsylvania’s chief information officer.
“Rather than attempting to predict our technology requirements years ahead of time, this contract will allow us to purchase services when we need them.”
Ron Frankenfield, president of Unisys Enterprise Services, said he expects the system to help theÂ state deliverÂ IT servicesÂ to the public.