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VMware’s Bill Rowan: Military, DOJ Turn to Hybrid Cloud to Support Field Operations

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 25, 2017 — Bill Rowan, vice president of federal sales at VMware (NYSE: VMW), has said the military services under the Defense Department as well as the Justice Department utilize hybrid cloud to support operations amid security challenges associated with data centers, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. WTOP reported Wednesday that …

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Criterion Systems to Supply IT Staff to USDA Under $85M Alliant SB Task Order

Criterion Systems has secured an $85 million task order under the General Services Administration‘s Alliant Small Business contract vehicle to provide information technology support staff to the Agriculture Department‘s National Information Technology Center. The company said Tuesday it will supply 75 full-time personnel to help NITC as it operates USDA’s enterprise data centers in …

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NASA Issues RFP for $145M HQ IT Support Services III Contract

NASA has released a request for proposals for a potential five-year, $145 million contract to provide information technology services to all mission directorates and support offices at the agency’s headquarters. The Headquarters Information Technology Support Services III contract covers information systems management, application and technical architecture support, systems engineering, IT security, …

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Microsoft Adds Arizona, Texas as Azure Government Data Center Regions

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 13, 2017 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has expanded the availability of its Azure Government cloud platform to two additional data center regions in Arizona and Texas in efforts to support government customer workloads and data, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Tom Keane, general manager of engineering for Microsoft Azure, wrote in …

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Fulcrum to Support Federal Housing Finance Agency’s IT Operations; Jeff Handy Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 29, 2017 — Fulcrum will provide data center services in support of the Federal Housing Finance Agency‘s information technology operations in California and Virginia under an $11.6 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said it received the contract through the General Services Administration‘s Alliant vehicle. Fulcrum CEO Jeff Handy said …

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CSRA Picks CyrusOne as Data Center Provider to Support Gov’t Customers

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 1, 2017 — CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) has entered into a partnership with CyrusOne (Nasdaq: CONE) for the latter to serve as a go-to-market data center provider to support CSRA’s federal government customers, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. CyrusOne said Wednesday it will provide data center space and power and operate …

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Private Equity Consortium Wraps Up Purchase of CenturyLink’s Data Centers, Colocation Business

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has finalized the sale of its colocation business and 54 data centers to a consortium led by private equity firms Medina Capital and BC Partners. CenturyLink said Tuesday it has secured net pre-tax proceeds valued at approximately $1.86 billion and assumed ownership of 10 percent minority stake in the newly created global security …

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IBM Adds 4 New US Cloud Data Centers in Push for Service Expansion

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 1, 2017 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) has launched four additional cloud data centers with two each in Washington, D.C., and Dallas, Texas, as the company works to expand its global cloud footprint and support demand for cloud infrastructure, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Wednesday the new …

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Virtustream’s Tim Bock: Agencies Should Understand Scale When Moving Apps to Cloud

Tim Bock, Dell public alliance manager at Virtustream, has said government agencies should understand scale and know the differences between a government-purchased and a cloud-native application before moving apps to a cloud environment. Bock wrote that agencies should establish a “cloud strategy that begins with understanding whether it is a consumer …

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QTS’ David McOmber: Hybrid Infrastructure to Support Gov’t Need for Cloud, Accommodate Legacy Apps

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 25, 2017 — David McOmber, executive vice president for public sector and federal sales at QTS Realty Trust, has said hybrid cloud platforms work to help government agencies utilize cloud capabilities while still supporting legacy systems that are not compatible with the cloud, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. “There are …

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