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SAIC working with Hitachi Data Systems Federal virtual desktop infrastructure

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) and Hitachi Data Systems Federal Corp. said they have announced a strategic alliance to help develop and deliver a desktop-as-a-service solution that optimizes operations, lowers costs, and increases service performance levels for government agencies.

“SAIC´s extensive past performance, understanding of security best practices and the government marketplace and requirements; combined with the unique HDS Federal server and storage platform, enables a holistic DTaaS solution that saves agencies crucial IT dollars in these uncertain economic times,” said Charles Onstott, SAIC vice president of cloud, cyber and data science services. “SAIC chooses strategic alliances with industry leaders that complement and enhance the services and solutions we provide to our customers, and the SAIC HDS Federal DTaaS solution is well suited to integrate with existing government agency IT and security frameworks.”

DTaaS is a computing model that provides an end-user experience that is functionally equivalent to a traditional PC desktop, but is delivered on server-class infrastructure from enterprise data centers; it also allows rapid deployment of emerging and extended capabilities, including support for mobile computing and for users who bring their own devices.

Headquartered in McLean, Va., SAIC is a leading technology integrator providing full life-cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC´s deep domain knowledge and customer relationships enable the delivery of systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex government and commercial projects. For more information, visit

In April 2013, HDS Federal was established as a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Data Systems to focus on serving the IT needs of the US federal government. For more information, visit:


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