Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, today held a ribbon-cutting ceremony unveiling the new Harris Cyber Integration Center (CIC), a next-generation data center that provides trusted cloud computing for enterprise clients with critical cyber infrastructure through a secure cloud service, in collaboration with the IT industry's market leaders. The 140,000-square-foot integrated technology and service facility is located in the Mid-Atlantic region.
"The Harris Cyber Integration Center is the foundation for our Trusted Enterprise Cloud services and a critical enabler to our work as a cyber integrator," said Dan Pearson, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Harris Corporation. "Today we celebrate the tremendous efforts of hundreds of Harris professionals and solutions partners who designed, engineered, and constructed this world-class facility and its integrated technology systems."
The Harris Cyber Integration Center was designed from the ground up to offer technology and services that are engineered to meet the highest industry and government standards for reliability and security. These standards include NIST 800-53 High, ISO 27001, SAS 70 and compliance and automation frameworks including S-CAP, HIPAA, PCI, and Sarbanes- Oxley. In addition, the facility was awarded Tier 3 certification for high availability by the Uptime Institute, LEED Silver certification for energy and environmental efficiency, and a Green IT "Audacious Idea" award for its innovative water management and conservation system.
Harris Trusted Enterprise Cloud is a unique Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering that enables clients to extend and enhance their IT operations, resulting in improved operational agility and reduced costs. Key differentiators in the offering are its proprietary trust enablement technologies, including the Global Trust Repository. These technologies - combined with Harris' virtualization and automation systems, the Harris Cyber Integration Center and networked facilities - provide continuous monitoring, assurance, and attestation that the software and configurations in the cloud environment are deployed and operating according to specification and have not been compromised.
Today's ribbon cutting ceremony featured presentations by:
--Howard L. Lance, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Harris Corporation
--Dale W. Meyerrose, Vice President and General Manager of Harris Corporation's Cyber Integrated Solutions
--James D. Duffy, Jr., Commonwealth of Virginia Secretary of Technology
--The Honorable Bob Goodlatte United States House of Representatives
--Julian Kudritzki, Vice President, The Uptime Institute
"The journey to the cloud is well underway," said James Duffey, Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia. "Harris' Cyber Integration Center and Trusted Enterprise Cloud services pave the way for organizations to move to the cloud with confidence realizing the inherent benefits of greater agility and lower costs."
"Harris Corporation's opening of their new Cyber Integration Center is welcome news for folks here in the Shenandoah Valley," said Rep. Bob Goodlatte. "In addition to the good work that Harris does to protect our nation's critical information infrastructure, this new facility will bring many high tech jobs to Harrisonburg, helping to restore confidence in our economic future."
In cyber integrated solutions, Harris helps commercial and government enterprises move their operations to a trusted cloud environment in the most effective and efficient manner - reducing costs, expanding IT service delivery, increasing security and compliance, and establishing a new level of organizational agility. As an established cyber integrator, the company brings together an innovative combination of patented trust methodologies, industry-leading technologies, partnerships with market leaders, and world-class infrastructure.
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