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HP to Power DOD Cloud Computing

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced that it will be supplying the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) with scalable technology to enable its Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to deploy a cloud computing infrastructure.

The shared, flexible infrastructure will allow DISA to remotely provision its test and development systems through a single, secure interface. DISA provides processing capability, systems management, communications and storage to support DoD services, agencies and combatant commands.

HPs offerings will enable DISA to build an adaptable cloud computing infrastructure it calls RACE (or, Rapid Access Computing Environment), which is designed to reduce costs, consolidate applications, shorten delivery times and simplify the user experience. According to a DISA official, RACE represents an unprecedented capability for the DoD, offering the speed and agility comparable to the commercial marketplace.

Hewlett-Packard Co.