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Program Opens New Opportunities for Resellers to Bring Full Range of AWS Offerings to Government Agencies
RESTON, Va. – Dec. 18, 2018 – 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 Program, enabling Carahsoft’s reseller network to provide the complete range of AWS solutions to government customers. This agreement expands on Carahsoft’s existing reseller agreement with AWS and opens new opportunities for Carahsoft and its partner network.
Carahsoft began working with AWS in 2015, facilitating the process to make its vendors’ products available on AWS Marketplace. In June of 2018, Carahsoft announced that it had been named an Amazon Web Services Public Sector Solution Provider, making VMware Cloud on AWS and AWS services available through Carahsoft and its reseller and managed services provider partners on a variety of contract vehicles.
With its long history as a distributor of VMware to federal, state and local government agencies, Carahsoft will now be able to help resellers and managed services provider partners deliver both Amazon Web Services and VMware’s recently announced VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US) solution offering. This cloud service enables United States public sector agencies to leverage a common cloud infrastructure on premises and in the public cloud to further increase agility and security, while maximizing the usage of existing IT investments.
This new agreement also represents a significant expansion by making AWS’s entire suite of cloud service solutions available to government customers via Carahsoft and authorized partners in the AWS Public Sector Distribution Program. In addition, agencies that purchased AWS solutions through Carahsoft as part of its previous reseller agreement can now purchase additional complementary products and services through Carahsoft’s authorized partners to address additional requirements.
“Government agencies at all levels recognize the value of flexible and scalable cloud services to enable their missions,” said Craig P. Abod, Carahsoft President. “We look forward to expanding our AWS distribution capabilities, partner ecosystem and cloud consumption expertise to support this growing demand.”
As part of the agreement, Carahsoft will provide dedicated program managers to facilitate the company’s role as a distributor between AWS and its authorized reseller partners; cloud consumption specialists trained in AWS’s products and services; and sales expertise to help partners pursue opportunities. Carahsoft is also authorized to support partners interested in expanding business opportunities by meeting AWS’s public sector authorization criteria.
AWS’s entire suite of products and services are now available to authorized reseller partners to sell to public sector customers through Carahsoft’s NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V, NASPO ValuePoint, National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA), National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance (National IPA) and The Quilt contracts. Select Carahsoft technology vendors are also featured on AWS Marketplace. For more information, contact the Carahsoft AWS team at 888-662-2724 or AWS@carahsoft.com.
Carahsoft Technology Corp. is The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®. As a top-performing GSA Schedule and SEWP contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed technology vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of manufacturers, value-added resellers, system integrators, and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value.
The company's dedicated Solutions Divisions proactively market, sell and deliver AWS, VMware, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec, Veritas, Dell, Adobe, F5 Networks, Google Cloud, ServiceNow, Open Source, Micro Focus Government Solutions, SAP, Salesforce, and Innovative and Intelligence products and services, among others. Carahsoft is consistently recognized by its partners as a top revenue producer, and is listed annually among the industry's fastest growing and largest firms by CRN, Inc., Forbes, Washington Technology, The Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, and SmartCEO. Visit us at www.carahsoft.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
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