Harris Shuts Down Cloud Hosting

1 Mar

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Harris Corporation   plans to discontinue its Cyber Integrated Solutions operation — which provided remote cloud hosting — and sell its related data center facility in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The operation is part of the company’s Integrated Network Solutions segment.

“These actions allow us to refocus our capital and efforts on the secure, cost-effective communications and IT solutions that our customers are demanding.”

The company determined that although demand continues for cyber security and cloud-enabled solutions, its government and commercial customers currently prefer hosting mission-critical information on their own premises rather than remotely.
Harris has provided and will continue to provide its customers with advanced cyber security and cloud-enabled software applications and solutions as a service. Harris engineers have developed and managed some of the world’s most secure, mission-critical communications and IT networks, such as the ultra-reliable Federal Aviation Administration Telecommunications Infrastructure network. Additionally, the company’s technology, countermeasures and monitoring capabilities safeguard vital information systems that support the critical missions of military, intelligence, and federal law enforcement customers.
“There is a large and growing market for cyber security and cloud-enabled solutions, and Harris is committed to continuing to be a significant player in this area,” said William M. Brown, president and chief executive officer. “These actions allow us to refocus our capital and efforts on the secure, cost-effective communications and IT solutions that our customers are demanding.”
The company expects to incur an after-tax charge of $70 million to $80 million during fiscal 2012 as a result of these actions.

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