Northrop Grumman Corporation

:  Northrop Grumman Corporation, headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif.

TYPE OF COMPANY: A global defense company that provides technologically advanced innovative products, services and solutions in systems integration, defense electronics, information technology, advanced aircraft, shipbuilding and space technology. The company has 125,000 employees in 50 states and 25 countries and serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS NEED: Extremely high-speed digital connection running from Lebanon, Virginia, to Northrop Grumman data centers in Richmond and Charlottesville, Virginia.

SOLUTION: OptiNet built an infrastructure that was custom designed to provide 1 Gbps Ethernet transport to Verizon Business Multi-Protocol Label Switched networks in Richmond and Charlottesville.

RESULT: Northrop Grumman’s 130,000 square-foot data center, the company’s Southwest Enterprise Solutions Center, is located in the town of Lebanon, Virginia, in Russell County. The site houses the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) and Northrop Grumman’s internal IT operations. The company also has another operations center in Chesterfield County and plans to bring additional IT outsourcing work to the Lebanon area.