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November 14, 2010

US GSA awards five-year cloud services contract to AT&T

Cloud-based Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) products and services

By CBR Staff Writer

AT&T Government Solutions business unit has been awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for a suite of cloud computing products and services to government agencies by US General Services Administration (GSA).

Under this five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quality (IDIQ) contract, AT&T will provide federal government agencies with cloud-based Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) products and services.

The company will provide cloud services to federal government agencies in AT&T operated data centres, located in geographically diverse locations, which are directly attached to its IP backbone.

Government agencies will be able to purchase cloud computing services through Apps.gov, a new online purchasing portal that allows agencies to purchase on-demand cloud services without a formal request for proposal, helping condense procurement cycles.

AT&T Government Solutions senior vice president Thomas Harvey said cloud computing services provide a unique benefit to the government, allowing agencies to reduce capital expenses and increase productivity.

"Through Apps.gov, government agencies will soon have access to AT&T cloud products and services that can help drive innovation, improve efficiency, and realise vital savings," Harvey said.

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The company said that its family of cloud computing services, combined with its hosting and managed applications portfolio, offers government agencies a continuum of fully managed application services or user-managed hosting services, delivered from the network cloud on demand and at scale.

AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service is a storage-on-demand offer provides federal agencies with control over the storage, distribution, and retrieval of their data from any location, anytime, using any Web-enabled device.

In addition, its Synaptic Compute as a Service provides government agencies an option to ‘pay-as-they-go,’ enabling them to obtain access to virtual servers without a long-term commitment, upfront, or termination fee.

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