ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- TechTrend announces today that the Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded TechTrend, Inc. a $ 6.3 million contract to provide contractor support to assist FAA in planning, implementing, and monitoring the Data Center Consolidation Initiative(DCCI). TechTrend is partnered with IBM on this strategic, three-year initiative. This datacenter consolidation effort is part of a mandate from Office of Management & Budget (OMB) to federal departments and agencies to identify existing datacenter assets and formulate plans to consolidate them. These plans will take into account best practices from the public and private sector to promote the following:
- Reduction in hardware, software and operational costs;
- Focus on improving the overall IT security posture of government systems and environment;
- Reduction of energy consumption by leveraging "green IT" concepts;
- Migrate IT investment to more efficient computing platforms and technologies.
The TechTrend-IBM team will focus on applying industry best practices on data consolidation to help FAA meet OMB mandates, while ensuring smooth operations of all systems. The contract covers one base year with two one-year options.
"We are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to help the Federal Aviation Administration with this important initiative," said Mohammad Amir, President, TechTrend, Inc. "Having an accomplished partner like IBM will help us to showcase our combined expertise and past experience around data center consolidation. We look forward to the challenge and success of this project."
"This team is especially well suited to develop and support the DCCI requirements," said Kunal Suryavanshi, Account Leader for IBM's Global Business Services. "TechTrend is a small business well known for innovation at the FAA, and IBM provides world renowned technology and skill in green data center development. Together we provide the FAA with methodologies and technologies that will assist them in the design and monitoring of a cost-effective and efficient data center consolidation."
The TechTrend-IBM team stands committed to ensuring that the FAA Datacenter Consolidation Initiative is a success by ensuring that the lessons learned and past experience deploying cloud-computing, virtualization and other application migration approaches are brought to bear for this critical effort.
TechTrend is a leading provider of enterprise services and software solutions to the federal government marketplace. We are a certified Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) Corporation. TechTrend services combine best of breed transformational and technology expertise, in areas such as Service Oriented Architecture, Business Process Management, Lean Six Sigma, Enterprise Architecture, and other related IT disciplines. For more information, visit www.techtrend.us.
IBM is the world's largest professional services and technology company, and the eighth largest corporation in the world. IBM provides the most comprehensive Information Technology solution offerings in the market, coupled with consulting expertise to translate these into improved performance for our clients. With more than 50 years of experience in managing complex government engagements and more than 20 years of partnering with the FAA, IBM recognizes that the aviation industry has unique differences that often necessitate specialized solutions and approaches. IBM is the largest data center owner/manager in the world, and leads the industry in green data center construction and techniques.