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Carahsoft Named Amazon Web Services Public Sector Solution Provider

New collaboration brings VMware Cloud on AWS to the public sector market.

RESTON, Va. – June 20, 2018 – Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider™, today announced that Amazon Web Services (AWS) recognized Carahsoft as an AWS Public Sector Solution Provider to resell AWS services as part of their technology solutions. Building on its existing partnership with VMware, Carahsoft can now make VMware Cloud on AWS and AWS services available through Carahsoft and its reseller ecosystem. VMware Cloud on AWS is an on-demand cloud service that enables agencies to run applications across vSphere-based cloud environments with access to a broad range of AWS services, making it even easier for customers to move, run, and protect mission-critical applications at scale.

“The collaboration between AWS and VMware is gaining great momentum,” said Craig P. Abod, president of Carahsoft, which has been serving as VMware’s master government aggregator since 2006. “We’re excited to work with AWS and VMware to bring these new capabilities to our public sector customers and resellers.”

Powered by VMware Cloud Foundation, VMware Cloud on AWS service integrates vSphere, vSAN and NSX along with VMware vCenter management, and is optimized to run on dedicated, elastic, bare-metal AWS infrastructure. With VMware Hybrid Cloud Extension, customers can easily and rapidly perform large-scale bi-directional migrations between on-premises and VMware Cloud on AWS environments. With the same architecture and operational experience on-premises and on the cloud, IT teams can now quickly derive instant business value from use of the AWS and VMware hybrid cloud experience.

Carahsoft began working with AWS in 2015, helping its technology providers make their products available on AWS Marketplace. In its new role as an AWS Public Sector Solution Provider, Carahsoft has added AWS products to its federal, state and local government contracts, and is working with VMware and its other cloud solutions manufacturers to leverage AWS cloud services.

Carahsoft and VMware will highlight VMware Cloud on AWS at the AWS Public Sector Summit at the DC Convention Center on June 20-21, 2018. See this solution in action at Carahsoft’s Pavilion, which will also feature the latest cloud technologies from more than 30 additional vendor partners. Summit attendees are also invited to join us for a networking reception from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, on Wednesday, June 20 at the Longview Gallery in DC.

About Carahsoft

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 Red Hat, 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 or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


Mary Lange


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