MiCTA Issues Virtual IT Infrastructure and Open Source Application Hosting RFP

Large RFP seeks virtual infrastructure, hardware, software, data storage and open source application hosting services

Dec 23, 2010, 11:24 ET from MiCTA

SAGINAW, Mich., Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- MiCTA, a national technology-purchasing cooperative and Kirtland Community College in Roscommon, MI are pleased to announce that they have issued a Request for Proposals seeking virtual information technology infrastructure and related services from qualified vendors. The RFP seeks:

  • Virtualization hardware
  • Hardware virtualization software
  • Virtual data storage solutions
  • Virtual networking services
  • Virtual appliances and virtual desktop environments
  • Virtual environments products and tools
  • Training and consulting for virtual environments
  • Open source application hosting services

MiCTA negotiates substantial volume purchasing discounts for technology products and services on behalf of its membership, which is comprised of higher education institutions, K-12 schools and school districts, municipalities, non-profit organizations, hospitals and health care providers, religious and charitable organizations throughout the United States.

MiCTA welcomes all manufacturers, vendors, service providers and resellers of these products and services to visit the MiCTA Web site (http://www.mictatech.org) for more information about the RFP, and to receive a copy of the RFP.

About MiCTA

MiCTA, located at 515 North Washington Street, Suite 405 in Saginaw, MI, represents thousands of non-profit entities from the higher education, K-12, healthcare, library, governmental and charitable sectors. Nationally, MiCTA seeks to resolve common voice, video and data issues, provide timely information on the latest communications technologies, participate in legislative and regulatory discussions that affect its membership with regard to these vital technologies, and purchase telecommunications, video, data, e-learning and emergency notification systems at substantial discounts for its membership. More information about MiCTA is available at our Web site, at http://www.mictatech.org.

About Kirtland Community College

Kirtland Community College annually serves about 3,200 students, who are able to choose from more than 80 certificate and two-year degree programs at the college's three locations – the main campus near Roscommon, the Michigan Technical Education Center (M-TEC) in Gaylord and in West Branch – with Kirtland's service area including all or parts of Crawford, Oscoda, Ogemaw, Roscommon, Otsego, Kalkaska, Missaukee, Gladwin and Alcona counties, and the surrounding areas.