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As a AWS public sector distributor, Carahsoft works with a diverse group of AWS certified resellers and managed service providers to deliver a full cloud solution including AWS services, professional services, migration services, and other integration services. Our technology portfolio offers access to a wide range of cloud-based technologies to securely drive cloud modernization.


With our ecosystem of AWS consulting, reseller and manage service provider partners, we offer a wide range of AWS services, including:

  • Data Center Migration  
  • Custom App Development         
  • Digital Marketing             
  • Archiving            
  • Big Data & Analytics               
  • Cloud Strategy  Content Delivery             
  • Database / Lakes / Warehouse  Dev & Test         
  • Disaster Recovery               
  • High Availability
  • HPC       
  • Internet of Things (IoT) Mobile 
  • Security & Compliance  
  • Storage (Backup, Recovery)       
  • Value (TCO / Savings)               
  • Websites & Web Apps  
  • Mainframe        
  • DevOps               
  • Hybrid Cloud


AWS offers over 125 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), media, and application development, deployment, and management.

Major categories include: Compute, Storage, Database, Network, and Analytics. Within those categories are some core, fundamental services of the AWS platform.








The AWS Cloud provides secure, scalable, and cost-efficient solutions to support the unique requirements and missions of the US federal government. Learn more here.


The AWS Cloud provides secure, scalable, and cost-efficient solutions that help agencies meet mandates, drive efficencies, increase innovation, and secure mission-critical workloads across the U.S. Department of Defense. Learn more here.


Whether you are starting your cloud journey or you have a cloud-first strategy, AWS has a solution to help facilitate teaching and learning, launch student analytics initiatives, and manage IT operations. Learn more here.

Higher Education

From data-center migration to student data and analytics, AWS has agile and flexible solutions. Learn more here.

K12 & Primary Schools

Streamline district IT operations, save money, and keep student information safe in the AWS Cloud. Learn more here.

State & Local Govt

State & Local Government

State and local governments are leading the way in the drive to innovate for and with citizens. Whether through open data initiatives, public safety modernization, education reform, citizen service improvements or infrastructure programs, more and more local governments are turning to Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide the cost-effective, scalable, secure, and flexible infrastructure necessary to make a difference. Learn more here.

Count on Carahsoft


AWS provides a set of solutions built on top of the AWS Cloud to help quickly enable remote work for employees, contractors, and contact center agents. AWS remote work and learning services include remote desktops and applications, tools for communication and collaboration, and contact center solutions that can be deployed quickly at global scale.



WorkSpaces is a managed, secure Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution that you can use to provision either Windows or Linux desktops in just a few minutes to quickly scale to thousands of students or workers across the globe. New Amazon WorkSpaces customers can get started immediately with our Free Tier offer for the Amazon WorkSpaces Standard Bundle that includes 2 workspaces. Starting April 1st, AWS we will offer free use of Amazon WorkSpaces with Standard, Value, and Performance bundles for up to 50 WorkSpaces through June 30, 2020. Contact us today at aws@carahsoft.com or 888-662-2724.



WorkDocs is a fully managed, secure content creation, storage, and collaboration service enabling you to easily create, edit, and share content. AWS will offer free use of all Amazon WorkDocs features with 1 TB of storage per user for up to the first 50 users from March 16, 2020 to June 30, 2020 for all customers that start using Amazon WorkDocs for the first time during this period from their AWS account. Contact us today at aws@carahsoft.com or 888-662-2724.



Chime is a communications service that allows you to meet, chat, and place business calls both inside and outside your organization all from one application to allow for remote collaboration. AWS will offer free use of all Amazon Chime Pro features for online meetings and video conferencing from March 4, 2020 to June 30, 2020 for all customers that start using Amazon Chime for the first time during this period from their AWS account. Contact us today at aws@carahsoft.com or 888-662-2724.



AppStream 2.0 is a fully managed application streaming service. You centrally manage your desktop applications on AppStream 2.0 and securely deliver them to any computer. Easily provision cost-effective virtual desktops without the hassle of managing on-premise infrastructure. Educational institutions can provide every student access to the applications they need for class on any computer.



Connect is an easy to use omnichannel cloud contact center that helps companies provide superior customer service at a lower cost. Connect provides a seamless experience across voice and chat with pay as you go pricing. You can set up a contact center is minutes that can scale to support millions! 



This is a fully-managed, elastic VPN service that automatically scales up or down the number of available Client VPN connections based on user demand. Your users can connect from anywhere to your AWS and on-premise networks. 



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Solution Brief:

VMware on AWS


As a specialized public sector government aggregator and distributor for AWS, VMware and numerous other IT vendors, Carahsoft has more than 60 FedRAMP solutions available, enabling agencies across Federal, State and Local Governments to access a wide range of cloud-based technologies to securely drive modernization.


Carahsoft’s CarahCloud Acceleration Program offers partners:


Pre-Sales Support & Proactive Lead Generation Capabilities

  • Dedicated teams, certified in numerous AWS Technical, Business, and Solutions competencies, as well as VMware VSP, VTSP, and VCP competencies
  • Dedicated marketing resources for proactive lead generation and business development services
  • Joint customer call blitzing, for maximum lead generation and market reach

Program Management Capabilities

  • Cloud credit knowledge
  • Product experts capable of nurturing existing opportunities and providing support through the process
  • APN portal and licensing experts

Technical & Demo Resources

  • Account Provisioning
  • Access to highly certified VMware and AWS technical specialists
  • Proof of concept capabilities
  • On-Demand weekly product demos for VMware and AWS Products

AWS & VMware Marketing Programs

  • Expert marketing resources to plan and execute end-user/customer initiatives (e.g. on-site events, webcasts, tradeshows, industry conferences, tech talks, and lunch & learns)
  • End to end support for hosted events, including: email blasts, demand generation, social media integration & lead follow up Partner marketing fund management and strategic quarterly market planning
  • Social media expertise and promotional campaigns for lead generation events

AWS Certified Billing Specialist

  • Carahsoft’s in house billing specialists provide our partners and their customers with a simplified billing process that enables cost allocation visibility for optimum spend
  • Billing and Account Monitoring

Training & Enablement

  • Pre- and post-sales technical boot camps offered quarterly
  • Personalized on-demand sales and technical training courses
  • Dedicated resources to assist in managing and recommending certifications and advancing partner tiers


AWS marketplace provides comprehensive coverage for your products. With its extensive collection of software offerings, your product will be accessible to the end-user faster and in more capacities than before. Carahsoft works hand in hand with the AWS Marketplace team to ensure that our partner and customer needs are met every step of the way. With a large portfolio of products, Carahsoft is able to better serve our AWS customers in a rapidly evolving environment. For more information, please contact AWS@carahsoft.com, or view the Marketplace Seller Guide.


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Archived Events

Get Involved: Join Carahsoft in the AWS Marketplace!

May 28, 2020

The AWS Marketplace has become a highly adopted tool across public sector agencies and partners. As one of Carahsoft’s ISV partners, you have the opportunity to join a network of quickly adoptable and scalable solutions.

During this webcast, attendees gained insight into Carahsoft’s:

  • Relationship with the AWS Marketplace Team
  • Key Marketplace Programs
  • Joint Marketing Opportunities


AWS Marketplace: Buyer Guide

Download this guide to learn more about using AWS Marketplace as a buyer.


AWS Marketplace Blog 

View the AWS Marketplace Blog 


GSA Schedule Contracts

GSA Schedule 70

GSA Schedule 70 GSA Schedule No. GS-35F-0119Y Term: December 20, 2011- December 19, 2021

SEWP Contracts


Contract Number: Group A Small: NNG15SC03B Group D Other Than Small: NNG15SC27B Term: May 1, 2015 - May 1, 2025

State & Local Contracts

City of Seattle Contract

Contract #0000003265 Term: December 19, 2021


Contract # CMAS 3-12-70-2247E Term: through March 31, 2022

Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative (IPHEC)

Contract Number: #1818GAL Term: July 3, 2018 - April 30, 2025

NASPO ValuePoint

Multiple Participating State Addendums Term: through September 15, 2026

National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA)

Term: through November 30, 2021

National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance (National IPA - TCPN)

Term: through November 30, 2021


Contract Number: #PM68178 Term: Through November 29, 2020

Orange County National IPA Co-Op

Through May 31, 2021

Texas DIR-CPO-4444

DIR-CPO-4444 Contract Period: Through January 23, 2022 (with 3 option years) Authorized Users: Any Texas state agency, unit of local government, institution of higher education as defined in Section 2054.003, Texas Government Code, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the Lower Colorado River Authority, a private school, as defined by Section 5.001, Education Code, a private or independent institution of higher education, as defined by Section 61.003, Education Code, a volunteer fire department, as defined by Section 152.001, Tax Code, a public safety entity, as defined by 47 U.S.C. Section 1401, or a county hospital, public hospital, or hospital district, and those state agencies purchasing from a DIR contract through an Interagency Agreement, as authorized by Chapter 771, Texas Government Code, any local government as authorized through the Interlocal Cooperation Act, Chapter 791, Texas Government Code, and the state agencies and political subdivisions of other states as authorized by Section 2054.0565, Texas Government Code and, except for telecommunications services under Chapter 2170, Texas Government Code, assistance organizations as defined in Section 2175.001, Texas Government Code.


Contract Number: UVA1482501 Term: May 2, 2014– December 19, 2021

Education Contracts

Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP)

The Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) is a statewide cooperative of Illinois K-12 educational organizations that aggregate our buying power and expertise to procure technology products and services at better prices than is available to an individual organization.

Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium (MHEC)

MHEC is a state purchasing consortium comprised of Massachusetts public institutions of higher education as well as a few private colleges known as the Five Colleges, Inc buying group. The organization goal is to provide and manage contracts for goods and services using group buying practices for its member institutions.

The Quilt

Contract Number: Contract # MSA-05022016F Term: through April 30, 2022


Upcoming Events

September 24, 2020 at 2:00 PM ET

Archived Events


Latest News

Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, today announced that Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been added to Carahsoft’s GSA IT Schedule 70 contract.
Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, will be joined by 15 vendors at this year’s AWS Public Sector Summit.
Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, today announced that it has added Amazon Web Services (AWS) solutions to three more contracts to simplify purchasing by all ...
Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, today announced that Amazon Web Services has authorized Carahsoft as a distributor in its AWS Public Sector Distribution ...


Solutions Brief

VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US) delivers an intrinsically secure, scalable, and cost-efficient solution to support the unique requirements of the United States federal, state and local government agencies, solving a variety of needs to enable footprint expansion, safeguard sensitive data, deliver ...


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