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SMS Awarded Army Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

McLean, VA | January 10, 2008 — SMS, a leading IT services provider and systems integration firm with nearly 40 years of experience providing IT solutions to the Federal Government, recently announced that it has successfully completed a contract from the US Army to implement an automated server and storage system as part of an overall Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan. The Department of the Army awarded SMS this task in 2006 as part of an ongoing effort to enable business continuity and disaster recovery in support of warfighter refit and reset evolutions.

The SMS team initially assessed the infrastructure and upgraded critical systems through advanced survivability methods to enable near real-time BC/DR across geographically dispersed areas. SMS was selected for this award based in part on the company’s previous experience under the Secretary of Defense’s Command Communications Survivability Program that provided the underlying infrastructure for a National Capitol Region Continuity of Operations system.

The delivered system offers increased capability for Server/Hardware Redundancy, Disk Transport Redundancy, Server Disk Optimization, Application Redundancy, and a 40% throughput increase of bandwidth performance. Also included are local and remote automatic application failover, rolling system upgrades without outages and data corruption prevention technology.

In addition to these achievements, SMS’s solution enables critical replicated data to be physically separated from the primary site.

The SMS team implemented this solution as part of an umbrella contract to deliver new technologies and approaches rapidly to the Army in support of mission critical applications and changing operational requirements. SMS enjoys a long-standing relationship with the Army and is proud to offer our global resources and services to the Department of Defense.

About SMS

SMS is a Veteran Owned business dedicated to making its clients successful by delivering talented people and mission critical, innovative IT solutions. Founded in 1976, the company has expertise in enterprise IT architecture planning, design and implementation; cyber security; data center design, continuity of operations/disaster recovery planning and deployment; enterprise resource planning; warehousing and logistics; IT systems; strategic management consulting; systems engineering; unified communications; continuous monitoring and wireless solutions.

Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, SMS is ISO 9001:2008 registered and CMMI Level 3 DEV and Level 2 SVC appraised. For additional information on SMS, visit


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