GSA Award Allows EyakTek to Provide Government with Cloud Storage, Virtualization, and Web Hosting Solutions via Apps.gov
DULLES, Va., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Eyak Technology, LLC ("EyakTek") announced today that the company is one of eleven awardees of a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) from the General Services Administration (GSA) for cloud computing. The 5 year, competitively bid Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) BPA is valued at $76.5 million. To meet GSA's need for hosting services and solutions, EyakTek has teamed with Horizon Data Center Solutions (HDCS) to provide cloud-based IaaS offerings for customers that will be available through Apps.gov, the government's cloud-based services storefront.
IaaS allows EyakTek to provide a virtualized framework allowing "on-demand" usage of computing resources, including cloud storage, virtual machines, and Web hosting services. The EyakTek and HDCS solution utilizes a web-based portal that allows the customer to buy processing power, memory, storage and bandwidth on-demand.
"The IaaS BPA will enable government to shift to more efficient cloud computing platforms to grow their existing infrastructure. Allowing government to pay for what they actually use - without hardware or startup costs - to grow and shrink services, and reduce usage when required creates a low risk environment and a more efficient way to use computing resources," says Keith Gordaoff, CEO of EyakTek. "This BPA will also help agencies with virtualization and data center consolidation requirements," Mr. Gordaoff added, "which centers on EyakTek's existing capabilities."
According to Jodi Kohut, EyakTek Director of IT Services, EyakTek's solution is designed specifically to address the Government's three security concerns of confidentiality, integrity, and availability. "Our sales, engineering and project management teams understand the intricacies of designing, installing, and/or moving applications into this type of environment, and will be instrumental in assisting the Government community in the installation and integration of these applications," says Kohut.
EyakTek was also one of five recipients of the recently awarded Data.gov Shared Services BPA issued by GSA, enabling government agencies to accomplish their E-Gov initiatives through a shared services environment. Data.gov is an interagency website that was launched in 2009 by the Federal CIO Council to help the public find, access, and download non-sensitive government data in a variety of formats. Combined, the two BPAs dramatically expand EyakTek's ability to deliver a wide array of cloud-based hosting and computing services to all federal, state and local agencies.
Both the IaaS and Data.Gov Shared Services BPAs represent GSA's commitment to offer cloud-based services to agencies with offerings that deliver high-value, efficient technology solutions via a procurement methodology that provides flexibility and ease to customers government-wide.
About Eyak Technology, LLC
Eyak Technology, LLC ("EyakTek") provides award-winning solutions in communications, information technology, healthcare, and critical infrastructure services. As a recognized leader in the industry, EyakTek has consistently been ranked as one of the top 100 federal contractors. An Alaska-native owned small business, EyakTek also provides socio-economic benefits for their community of native shareholders.
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