Cameron Chehreh, chief technology officer of Dell EMC‘s federal business, told SDxCentral in an interviewÂ published ThursdayÂ the company can help offer a complete technology platform to support the business transformation phase of the U.S. Air Force‘s cloud migration project.
The Air Force awarded the team of Dell EMC,Â Microsoft and General Dynamics a potential five-year, $1 billion contractÂ to transition the service branch’sÂ information technology and communications systems to a cloud infrastructure.
Chehreh said all three companies aim to migrate 5,000 to 7,000 users per week through the Cloud Hosted Enterprise Services program, a follow-on to theÂ Collaboration Pathfinder program in which the same industry team helped the Air Force build a cloud email platform.
He added the contract covers the provision of Microsoft’s Office 365Â suite and some Azure-based tools.
Dell EMC also seeks to offer hybrid cloud offerings to the Air Force through the Azure Stack platform, according to Chehreh.