CGI to help curb agency's rising data maintenance costs, transition data centers to hybrid cloud environment
FAIRFAX, VA, Oct. 2, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) announced that it has been awarded a five-year US$68.2M contract by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau of Management, Office of the Chief Information Officer to support its enterprise data center and disaster recovery efforts. USAID will leverage CGI Unify360 enterprise software to help combat the soaring costs associated with maintaining data centers while transitioning the agency to a hybrid cloud environment.
CGI Unify360's cloud provisioning tools will enable USAID to pay only for servers that it actually uses on a monthly basis. Further, USAID will have the ability to view the domain and analyze the impact of changes through continual evolution to the latest strategies and technologies.
"We are pleased to work with CGI to implement a hybrid cloud solution designed to reduce costs and gain efficiencies, while enabling continued implementation of new best practices," said USAID Contracting Officer, Joseph Lentini.
"CGI is honored to have the opportunity to help spearhead the digital transformation of USAID's current enterprise data center and disaster recovery efforts," said Kenyon Wells, Senior Vice-President, CGI. "Our proven track-record and expertise will help the agency transform and our hybrid cloud solution is expected to result in a significant financial savings and technical improvement for USAID."
CGI has a proven record as a secure cloud hosting and services provider for high-profile federal agencies. CGI Unify360 enables holistic management of both on-premises and cloud-based services and helps organizations maximize their IT portfolios for greater agility, innovation and competitive advantage. It also facilitates modernization and "cloudification" of business applications, as well as allows for more flexible and rapid DevOps to support innovation and transformation.
About CGI Federal
CGI Federal Inc. is a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc., dedicated to partnering with federal agencies to provide solutions for defense, civilian, healthcare and intelligence missions. Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 70,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as 150 IP-based services and solutions. With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$20 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website: www.cgi.com.
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