Acting as an “Insourcer,” ViON Will Provide On-Demand Storage for USPTO’s Private Cloud, Enabling 24 by 7 Public Access to Patent and Trademark Data
HERNDON, Va. – October 21, 2014 – ViON Corporation, a market leader in the design, delivery and maintenance of mission critical IT infrastructure solutions, today announced that it will provide Storage Managed Services to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), under a contract that could extend the relationship between ViON and the USPTO for seven years. The USPTO contract has an estimated value of $139 million.
ViON will work with USPTO to implement storage managed services to include business continuance and disaster recovery, and serve as an on-premises contractor to modernize and operate the enterprise storage operation across three USPTO data center locations. The storage ViON will provide is one piece of a private cloud solution that USPTO is implementing in an effort to drive down IT costs, ensure uptime and lower total cost of ownership. The provider contract with ViON is driven by a Service Level Agreement (SLA) that demands extraordinarily high levels of storage management, monitoring, performance and availability.
When implementing storage managed services, ViON will be replacing traditional on-premise storage IT infrastructure. With this new contract, through a practice sometimes called “insourcing,” ViON will own, maintain, and manage the storage infrastructure.
“ViON has gone to extraordinary lengths and assumed the risk of substantial penalties to assure the USPTO that they will have uninterrupted storage service for years to come,” said Tom Frana, CEO of ViON. “With the USPTO, ViON was able to support a government customer needing an innovative solution, which only attests to our expertise in capacity services and cloud solutions and status as an elite provider of technology infrastructure to enterprises as large and complex as the USPTO.”
About ViON Corporation
ViON Corporation designs, delivers and maintains mission-critical IT infrastructure solutions on an enterprise scale for the military, governments and commercial businesses, while offering the highest level of security available anywhere around the globe. ViON is well known for its cost-effective compute, network and storage capabilities, delivered on premise or through the cloud anywhere on earth. Supported by cleared resources that are highly trained and armed with the industry's latest certifications and specializations, ViON has a legacy of helping its customers meet business goals and mission objectives, support warfighters and deliver citizen services and drive innovation and business growth. The veteran-owned business is located in Herndon, Virginia with field offices throughout the United States. For more information visit www.vion.com.
Edward Levens (for ViON)