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Verizon Joins General Dynamics Team to Help U.S. Army Move to Cloud Computing

Company Will Provide Infrastructure for Army Private Cloud Initiative

ASHBURN, Va., April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Enterprise Solutions will help the U.S. Army move to cloud computing, enabling it to lower costs and consolidate data centers.

Verizon, as part of a General Dynamics-led team, has been awarded two contracts to develop and implement fixed and mobile cloud computing capacity for the Army under the Area Processing Centers Army Private Cloud 2 initiative, known as APC2. The five-year, multiple-award contracts have a combined potential value of $249.8 million to all awardees. As part of the General Dynamics team, Verizon, through its IT services unit Terremark, will provide infrastructure -- including world-class cloud assets designed to meet federal security guidelines, and server, network and storage capacity -- for the initiative.

APC2 is a new component of the LandWarNet strategic initiative, which encompasses all Army information computing capabilities such as collecting, processing and storing information. Through the program, the Army intends to lower application migration, hosting, administration and maintenance costs by moving to cloud infrastructure and reducing the number of data centers it operates.

Under the APC2 Fixed Suite 1 contract, Verizon will work with General Dynamics to establish a secure, reliable and cost-effective computing platform for the Army. Under the Mobile Suite 2 contract, Verizon will work with General Dynamics to provide a mobile data center solution to support business continuity plans and cases where rapid deployment of computing is critical.

"There is an amazing transformation under way in the federal government and the U.S. military as agencies become increasingly virtual to operate more efficiently and effectively on behalf of our nation," said Susan Zeleniak, Verizon's senior vice president for public sector markets. "By moving to the cloud, the Army will have more flexibility in how IT resources are consumed while providing better economics, greater agility and broader access to information for civilian and military personnel."

Verizon Enterprise Solutions is a leading provider of advanced communications and IT services to the governments around the world.  By creating the global connections that inspire innovation, Verizon Enterprise Solutions helps public-sector agencies meet their missions and move society forward. With a platform-based portfolio of leading mobility, cloud and IT solutions, strategic networking and advanced communications offerings, along with specialized solutions for key industries and a full range of global wholesale offerings, Verizon Enterprise Solutions combines unparalleled expertise, innovation and technology to bring together applications, people and environments. For more information, visit http://www.verizonbusiness.com/us/solutions/government/federal/

About Verizon

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with nearly 108 million total connections nationwide.  Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500.  A Dow 30 company with $111 billion in 2011 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of nearly 194,000.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

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