Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Verizon Business Lands U.S. GSA Contract for Cloud Services

Verizon Business announced a new award from the U.S. General Services Administration to provide federal government agencies with secure on-demand cloud computing services -- including server, network and storage capacity. The company will provide infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offerings via a cloud computing platform.

The blanket purchase agreement is valued at as much as $76.5 million over five years.

Federal agencies will be able to implement on-demand computing via virtual server farms that consist of virtual and physical servers, storage services, backup services, and application support services. Verizon said that by converging computing and networking resources, it can manage -- in real time -- the capacity, security, performance and availability of infrastructure and applications for the agencies served.