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US Department of Defence fuelled by Red Hat
The open source leaders do a deal with SAIC to provide cloud computing for the federal government.
Red Hat today announced a deal with the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to provide cloud computing technologies to the US Department of Defence.
SAIC works as a defence contractor for the US federal government, organising IT solutions for a number of defence departments including Homeland Security and the National Security Agency.
It has signed an agreement with Red Hat – without financial details being disclosed – to provide a number of Red Hat’s recent cloud launches to the Government. These include Red Hat Enterprise Linux, JBoss Enterprise Middleware, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, systems management technologies, Red Hat CloudForms and the OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) product.
The IT will be housed in SAIC’s Advanced Computer Engineering laboratory in the US in order to provide open source cloud computing solutions to the Department of Defence.
"Red Hat has a longstanding relationship with SAIC to provide open source technologies and methodologies on large programmes in the federal government, dating back to our first master marketing agreement in 2006,” said Paul Smith, vice president and general manager of public sector for Red Hat.
“This most recent iteration capitalises the widespread use by cloud providers of open source architectures to deliver services.”
“Using our ACE Lab, SAIC experts work with customers to develop advanced engineering solutions for some of our nation’s most significant cyber and software challenges,” added Jim Thigpen, senior vice president and business unit general manager at SAIC.
“With Red Hat on our team, we’re continually finding ways to use our expertise to help keep customers a step ahead of the curve when it comes to cloud computing.”