RESTON, Va. and SEATTLE, Wa. June 07, 2017 -- Leidos (NYSE:LDOS) a global science and technology solutions leader, and global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (Nasdaq:CRAY) today announced the companies have signed a strategic alliance agreement to develop, market, and sell Multi-Level Security (MLS) solutions that include the Cray® CS™ series of cluster supercomputers to Federal and commercial customers.
Customers are facing rapidly evolving challenges: increasing cyberattacks, competition-driven need to reduce "time to market," and a constant focus on increasing efficiencies. Through this strategic alliance, Leidos and Cray can now work together to expand current MLS solutions that are designed to give customers the ability to:
- manage risk and collaborate more efficiently by allowing teams at varying security clearances to access the same system in a single environment, while maintaining data access levels;
- save money and time by being able to consolidate multiple computing systems; and
- streamline implementation by getting a comprehensive MLS solution from a single vendor.
"We look forward to working with Cray to evolve the capabilities and technologies necessary to offer innovative, robust MLS solutions," said Keith Johnson, Leidos Defense & Intelligence chief technology officer. "We remain committed to delivering the best technology and efficiencies that directly support our customer's most pressing requirements."
"The point is simple – it's all about securing the data and the systems that will analyze that data, and Leidos brings the expertise to play a key role in developing powerful MLS solutions built on our distributed memory clusters," said Fred Kohout, Cray's senior vice president of products and chief marketing officer. "Our strategic alliance with Leidos gives us a strong go-to-market strategy for Federal and commercial customers that require supercomputing performance and separation of data."
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $7.04 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2016. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
About Cray Inc.
Global supercomputing leader Cray Inc. (Nasdaq:CRAY) provides innovative systems and solutions enabling scientists and engineers in industry, academia and government to meet existing and future simulation and analytics challenges. Leveraging more than 40 years of experience in developing and servicing the world's most advanced supercomputers, Cray offers a comprehensive portfolio of supercomputers and big data storage and analytics solutions delivering unrivaled performance, efficiency and scalability. Cray's Adaptive Supercomputing vision is focused on delivering innovative next-generation products that integrate diverse processing technologies into a unified architecture, allowing customers to meet the market's continued demand for realized performance. Go to www.cray.com for more information.