Program offers cost-effective alternative to traditional enterprise IT infrastructure and reduces capital costs for state-wide agencies ATScloud announced today it has signed a cloud services agreement with the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR). DIR’s Cooperative (Co-op) Contracts programis a streamlined cooperative purchasing program for state and local government, public education, and other public entities in Texas, as well as public entities outside the state. In fiscal year 2013, this program resulted in $1.796 billion in purchases and $300 million in taxpayer savings1.
Under the terms of the agreement, ATScloud will provide abroad range of cloud solutions based on its secure Infrastructure-as-a-Service portfolio that offers a cost-effective alternative to traditional enterprise IT infrastructure.
The ATScloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering provides Texas agencies with solutions that are configurable and have the ability to scale up or down based on demand. This means you only pay for the resources you use. This flexibility allows for agencies to increase resources and more accurately predict budgets for equipment and services.
“ATScloud is one of the few cloud providers that has an executed contract so far, based on DIR’s stringent evaluation process, and we are proud of this achievement”, said Steve Levine, President of ATScloud. The portfolio of solutions which can be implemented based on ATScloud IaaS include cloud backup and disaster recovery, cloud archival and desktop virtualization. Security and diverse compliance needs can be addressed based on the enterprise-level infrastructure and the expertise accumulated over years in working with large corporations as well as our valued partners.
“The ATScloud contract with DIR will save time and costs for purchasers, as the selected cloud vendors have already been vetted for their ability to meet delivery, and pre-negotiated for competitive price and service level expectations,” said Alex Shapira, COO at ATScloud. “The new cloud services offering will increase resources for state agencies, and provide agility and customized solutions according to each agency’s requirements,” added Shapira.
ATScloud is continuously looking to increase its partner network with IT service providers, and Managed Service Providers (MSP), who have experience in the government and municipal sector, and are HUB certified.
More information about the DIR’s Cooperative (Co-op) Contracts program agreement can be found here.