LANHAM, Md., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded Computer Technologies Consultants, Inc. (CTC), a small business headquartered in Lanham, Maryland, a five-year Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) to provide Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and other related information technology services, including cloud computing, cloud Web hosting, and cloud storage offerings. This award is open for ordering by all United States federal agencies, Department of Defense components, authorized state and local government entities, and authorized contractors.
Cloud computing can reduce the cost of Information Technology (IT) infrastructure by utilizing technology based on virtualization of servers, databases, and applications. GSA is pursuing the Federal Cloud Computing initiative, whereby common infrastructure, information, and solutions can be shared/reused across the government. Reusing and provisioning services to meet changing business needs on demand will result in a more agile federal enterprise.
CTC is teamed with SoftLayer, Inc, a world-class hosting provider with facilities in Dallas, Texas; Seattle, Washington; and Washington, D.C. Together, the partnership hosts federal computing environments rated at both the low and medium impact levels, and is well-apprised of the policies, procedures, and required documentation needs.
"This BPA will enable CTC to more easily offer its excellent line of cloud computing, cloud storage, and cloud Web hosting services to a wider range of federal clients. It's an excellent win as CTC continues to demonstrate the value it delivers as a trusted partner in cloud technologies, IT hosting, and IT management, especially in the areas of secure government hosting and computing," says Don Barber, CTC's Director of Managed Hosting.
Mashaallah Ebrahimian, CTC's founder, adds, "We value and welcome the opportunity GSA has extended us as a partner to support the government's initiatives to modernize information technology. We are honored to have a part in the federal government's endeavor into cloud computing."
CTC is a small business established in 1992 with a proven track record in information technology expertise. CTC provides managed hosting services, global content management, and IT staffing. CTC provides hosting for commercial and government clients, including 450+ websites for the U.S. Department of State such as http://www.state.gov, http://www.america.gov, and all U.S. embassies, consulates, missions, and other posts. CTC also runs several computing clouds, including managing multiple clients' private clouds.
Founded in 2005, SoftLayer provides global, on-demand data center and hosting services from facilities across the U.S. With peerless technical execution, SoftLayer is unparalleled in providing service-delivered infrastructure, including cloud computing and cloud storage.
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