IceWEB, a provider of unified data storage and building blocks for cloud storage networks, has said the US City of Baltimore, Mayor’s office of Information Technology, placed an order for an IceWEB storage appliance.
The IceWEB storage appliance will be used to support Baltimore’s Geographic Information System (GIS) that will advance the input, processing and distribution of GIS information throughout Baltimore for public safety and utility maintenance.
It will also support Baltimore’s planning, economic development, CitiStat, and other city agencies and stakeholders.
IceWEB Federal sales manager Stephen Gill said IT organisations have to explore many alternatives and determine which of the cost/performance features most benefit their environment.
"We are very pleased that the City of Baltimore has recognised the benefits of the IceWEB storage appliance and believe that this could result in other significant opportunities to provide storage offerings for other municipal agencies in Baltimore and elsewhere," Gill said.