AISN to Team With Unisys to Provide Secure Server, Storage and Data Center Services to Va.

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AIS Network, a Virginia-certified small business, will team with Unisys on a Virginia Information Technologies Agency contract to provide server, storage and data center services. The contract is valued at $242.4 million over 6 years.

Jay Atkinson

Jay M. Atkinson is CEO of AIS Network

For the last six years, VITA has trusted AISN to provide state agencies with the mission-critical security, infrastructure services, hosting and application development upon which they now depend to serve Virginia citizens.

AIS Network today announced that the Commonwealth of Virginia has selected Unisys and its team, including AIS Network, to provide server, storage and data center services under a contract valued at $242.4 million over 6 years.

AISN is a leader in data center managed services and information security as well as an award-winning application developer and secure IT managed services expert. For 25 years, it has served large commercial businesses as well as local, state and federal government, including the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The scope of the contract, which was recently signed with the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA), includes assuming all services for server-based compute, storage and facilities, including operations and maintenance of the Commonwealth Enterprise Solutions Center data center facility.

Other areas of scope involve ensuring the integrity of disaster recovery services; mitigating risk and documenting the services environment; evolving the current environment to improve performance and efficiencies; providing services that are flexible, rapidly provisioned, cost effective and transparent; providing detailed plans for any migrations, transformations, new or enhanced technology adoption; and providing new data center services to meet the future needs of VITA and VITA agency customers.

“For the last six years, VITA has trusted AISN to provide state agencies with the mission-critical security, infrastructure services, hosting and application development upon which they now depend to serve Virginia citizens," said AISN CEO Jay Atkinson.

“We have a unique understanding of the Commonwealth’s security, governance, compliance and auditing procedures and controls. We are proud to join our esteemed colleagues at Unisys as we continue working with the Commonwealth to ensure that VITA and its agency customers have expanded choices, service transparency and flexibility. Together, we will give them the ability to move to the cloud in a way that best meets each agency’s security and business needs, while also achieving substantial efficiency gains and controlling overall costs.”

Based in Virginia, AISN is a SWaM-certified small business (#723554) and the preeminent eGov provider for the Commonwealth of Virginia. AISN’s multiple Virginia contract vehicles make Virginia government IT purchasing easy for public procurement professionals throughout the commonwealth and across the country. They include fixed price, deliverables-based application development, information security and infrastructure services under the CAI Virginia IT Contingent Labor Contract Statement of Work (SOW); VA-120416-AISN Hosting Services; and VA-120413-BPI Web Applications Maintenance and Operations.

Executive branch agencies, counties, cities, towns, schools and all other public entities throughout the commonwealth and the nation can use AISN as a one-stop shop for information security services, infrastructure management, and to build, host, operate and maintain their mission-critical applications, websites, portals, databases and more.

About AIS Network
AIS Network is a Virginia SWaM-certified leader in advanced information security, award-winning application development and cloud solutions with a wide footprint in Virginia state and local government. Solving complex IT challenges and managing digital risk to help clients thrive in an unpredictable world has been our core business for more than 25 years. As the trusted and reliable partner of the Commonwealth of Virginia since 2012, we drive exceptional value through our deep knowledge of state agency data protection, compliance, governance and internal auditing procedures and controls. Our unmatched customer experience is rooted in decades of expertise engaging with Forbes- and Fortune-ranked global corporations, government agencies and other large enterprise clients to deliver these solutions in addition to multi-cloud managed services for the world’s leading platforms, data visualization and analytics, high security hosting and consultative reviews. Visit http://www.aisn.net.

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