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Accenture Federal Services Wins Contract to Build New Data Center for Library of Congress


Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has been awarded a contract to build a new data
center for the Library of Congress — the world's largest library — and
the U.S. Copyright Office and to migrate the Library's current data
center to new hosting environments.

The goal of the contract — which has an estimated value of $27.3 million
over the performance period — a one-year base with two one-year options
– is to enhance the security, reliability and performance of the
Library's data infrastructure.

Under the terms of the contract, Accenture Federal Services (AFS) will
develop a vendor-agnostic design for the new data center and manage the
end-to-end procurement, installation and configuration of its hardware
and software. Working with the Library's information technology team,
AFS will also help transition the Library's existing primary data center
to a combination of potential hosting systems, including a shared
hosting facility, private cloud, managed co-location services and
external as-a-service offerings.

As part of the project, AFS will also conduct an application
rationalization — assessing the current data center's 250 applications
to determine whether to migrate them to the new data center, migrate
them to the cloud, or consolidate or decommission them; and prioritizing
applications into separate waves for migration. AFS will help the
Library plan its migration, construct the new data center, and
transition all existing applications, systems and services to the new
hosting environment.

"We're honored to have been chosen by the Library of Congress to deliver
this complex and critically important initiative," said Elaine Beeman,
who leads Accenture Federal Services' programs supporting federal
civilian agencies. "We recognize this effort is pivotal in achieving the
Library's strategic goal of deploying ‘state-of-the-industry' technology
to expand and speed digital access to its vast collection of books and
media. We have assembled the best of Accenture's technology, data center
and cloud professionals to rapidly make this vision a reality."

The Library
of Congress
is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the
home of the U.S. Copyright Office. Its collection has more than 164
million items, including more than 38.6 million cataloged books and
other print materials in 470 languages; more than 70 million
manuscripts; the largest rare-book collection in North America; and the
world's largest collection of legal materials, films, maps, sheet music
and sound recordings.

About Accenture Federal Services

Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP,
is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, Virginia. Accenture's
federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the
largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms
bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense,
intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.
Learn more at

About Accenture

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) is a leading global professional services company,
providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy,
consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched
experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all
business functions – underpinned by the world's largest delivery network
– Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help
clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their
stakeholders. With 449,000 people serving clients in more than 120
countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world
works and lives. Visit us at

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