AiNET Awarded GSA Schedule 70 Contract for Data Center and Cloud Services
Comprehensive contact enables qualified agencies to order an entire data center and cloud services by Contract Line Item Number (CLIN).
Beltsville, MD – September 29, 2011 – AiNET®, a leader in design, construction, operations, and technology solutions for Internet data centers and optical fiber networks supporting critical applications, today announced that it has been awarded a U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 70 Contract for Information Technology services (contract number GS-35F-0473X). In line with the Government shifting to a model of using commercial data centers and Cloud services, the contract addresses a full range of data center infrastructure and application services.
Many agencies establish Government-wide contracts, which simplify the procurement process for federal agencies by allowing them to acquire a vast array of products and services directly from commercial suppliers. The largest Government-wide contracts are established by the U.S. General Services Administration under its GSA Schedules Program (also referred to as Federal Supply Schedules and Multiple Award Schedules). State and local governments also use the GSA schedules for purchasing goods and services.
“AiNET’s GSA Schedule 70 offers qualified agencies the ability to order an entire data center and related cloud services by CLIN,” said Deepak Jain, President of AiNET. “All components of colocation, cloud hosting, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Trusted Storage as a Service (TSaaS), web hosting, and other managed and professional services, are all available from a single source. For Agencies struggling with Data Center Consolidation (DCCI) and power, space and cooling challenges related to virtualization, AiNET’s GSA contract vehicle can provide critical solutions.”
GSA Schedules provide access to more than 11 million commercial supplies (products) and services at volume discount pricing that can be ordered directly from GSA Schedule contractors or through the GSA Advantage! online shopping and ordering system.
AiNET’s Trusted Storage as a Service is based upon its own SAN solution, the AiNET Peta10. AiNET products and services are also available via the ITES-2S and NETCENTS contracts.
AiNET is a leader in design, construction, operations, and technology solutions for Internet data centers and optical fiber networks supporting critical applications. It owns and operates multiple data centers and optical fiber networks with offerings ranging from basic wholesale space to colocation with connectivity and full support services. AiNET owns and operates one of the few certified, SAS 70 Type II, TIA-942 Tier IV data centers in the world. Its Cloud-based services focus on Government and public sector clients. AiNET’s Solutions Partners include VMware (NYSE: VMW), IBM (NYSE: IBM), Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT), Citrix Systems (NASDAQ: CTXS), Eucalyptus Systems, Carahsoft Technology Corp., Parabon Computation, and Teradata Corp. (NYSE: TDC). For more information, please visit www.ai.net. AiNET® is a registered trademark of AiNET Corporation, all other marks recognized.
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