NMCI contractor adds storage software

NMCI contractor adds storage software

By Dawn S. Onley

GCN Staff

JULY 25—The lead contractor for the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet has added storage resource management software to the contract.

Electronic Data Systems Corp. has chosen WQuinn Associates Inc. of Reston, Va., to integrate the enterprise edition of WQuinn's StorageCentral resource management to 2,500 Dell ProSignia servers running Microsoft Windows 2000.

The software will control data storage and maintain a high availability of disk space on the NMCI project, said Steven Toole, vice president of marketing for WQuinn.

StorageCentral features real-time disk utilization controls that prevent excessive disk space consumption, said J.R. Fuller, director of subcontractor management at EDS.

The software also has built-in security features, which prevent unauthorized files from writing to the network, Fuller said. Under contract, which company official would only say is in excess of $1 million, there will also be regular storage usage audits to identify any problems.

The announcement marked the second subcontract awarded in a month under NMCI. Late last month, Tower Software of Australia was selected by EDS to provide an electronic documents and records management system for the five-year, $6.9 billion NMCI contract. The system, which includes security features that prevent a user from going into the system and editing a message, would keep a copy of all electronic records.

NMCI is an enterprise-wide system that will link voice, video, and data communications to 360,000 users.

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