Nutanix [NTNX] was selected as a sub-contractor to Cypher Analytics Inc. to provide next-generation enclave commercial off-the-shelf technology for the Deployable Joint Command and Control (DJC2) program, the company said Tuesday.
Nutanix will provide its hyperconverged computing platform, which uses commodity hardware and software-defined storage mechanisms to combine traditional computing and storage resources into a single source, the company said.
DJC2 is a deployable program of record fielding an integrated command and control system that enables a joint task force (JTF) headquarters to be established within 24 hours of arrival around the world. DJC2 provides JTF operations for combatant command missions, overseas contingency operations (OCO), homeland security defense, drug interdiction, and humanitarian aid and disaster relief.
The overall contract was originally awarded to Crown Point Systems, Cypher Analytics’ information technology (IT) hardware and software reselling division. The DJC2 contract is a five-year firm-fixed-price Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) type with a total maximum value of nearly $29 million available to the larger Crown Point Systems team if all orders are exercised. Another team member is World Wide Technology, a technology integrator.
Thus far Nutanix received about $3.5 million in orders from Crown Point Systems as part of this contract.
The full contract was awarded by the U.S. Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command and will be used by the DJC2 program to modernize and reduce the hardware footprint of its subsystems while also improving system performance, reliability, scalabi8lity, security, and supportability, Nutanix said.
“We partnered with Nutanix for their solution’s technical capabilities, in addition to the success that other agencies have experienced in terms of modernization. Nutanix was a clear choice for this opportunity,” Ryan Marovish, president of Crown Point Systems, said in a statement.
“We are proud to deploy an enterprise cloud platform that integrates self-healing security baselines, data locality capabilities and predictable scalability, opposed to the traditional legacy three-tiered architecture,” Chris Howard, vice president of federal at Nutanix, added.