Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) announced its multi-year lease agreement with CyrusOne, a global data center real estate investment trust. As per the agreement, SAIC will relocate one of its two data centers to a CyrusOne data center in Northern Virginia by the first half of 2019.
“During the past seven years, CyrusOne and SAIC have developed a strong relationship that will continue to grow with our new long-term lease agreement,” said SAIC Chief Information Officer Bob Fecteau.
The agreement promises future opportunities for SAIC. It makes possible future data center or infrastructure consolidations that may provide facility cost savings to SAIC. Moreover, the relocation makes sure that the company’s primary and secondary disaster recovery data centers are greater than 150 miles apart. “By widening the geographical distance between our data centers, we are improving business continuity and reducing risk,” Fecteau added.
The real estate investment trust is delighted at the latest agreement. “We are elated to utilize our knowledge of the federal contract landscape to provide SAIC and other members of the integrator community with data centers that meet the unique needs of the contracting landscape, such as FISMA high-compliance requirements,” said John Gould, executive vice president, global sales, CyrusOne.
CyrusOne provides the required space, power and, cooling. And SAIC takes care of all the integration services required to meet agency needs. “This unique model positions CyrusOne to support future, federal data center consolidation efforts for the entire integrator community,” said Gould.
SAIC developed a Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) architecture and completed the deployment of an active-active configuration across its data centers using VMware’s automated Deployment Tool Kit (DTK). In fact, SAIC has earned a VMware Validated Design Certification for its SSDC.
“SAIC developed this SDDC for ourselves and our customers. Working together, we developed an architecture that helps us consolidate and streamline our data centers, resulting in cost savings over time while also demonstrating to customers our unique SDDC solution,” stated Fecteau.