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Carahsoft Technology Corp.

December 13, 2016 08:30 ET

Carahsoft Awarded State of Utah NASPO ValuePoint Cloud Solutions Contract

Contract provides government agencies, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations with access to SaaS, IaaS and PaaS solutions at the best value

RESTON, VA--(Marketwired - December 13, 2016) - Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider, today announced that the State of Utah has awarded Carahsoft a NASPO ValuePoint Cloud Solutions Contract. The contract will provide the contract's lead state, Utah, and other participating states and educational and local entities with access to technologies provided by numerous Carahsoft cloud solutions providers and Carahsoft authorized resellers, including SAP and ePlus respectively.

"Carahsoft and our technology and reseller partners look forward to providing access to a range of Software as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service, and Platform as a Service solutions through this contract vehicle," said John Lee, Vice President of Cloud Solutions at Carahsoft. "NASPO ValuePoint makes it easier for public entities to acquire the technologies they need to build secure and scalable cloud-based infrastructures."

The NASPO ValuePoint Cooperative Purchasing Organization (formerly WSCA-NASPO) strives to provide the highest standard of excellence in public cooperative contracting. By leveraging the leadership and expertise of all states with the purchasing power of their public entities, NASPO ValuePoint delivers best-value, reliable, competitively sourced contracts. NASPO ValuePoint is a unified, nationally focused cooperative aggregating the demand of all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the organized U.S. territories, their political subdivisions and other eligible entities, spurring best value, innovation and competition in the marketplace.

"Congratulations to our trusted government partner and distributor, Carahsoft, on this innovative contract award," said Nick D'Archangelo, Vice President of SLED Business Development at ePlus, a VMware Premier Solution Provider Partner. "As an authorized contract agent, ePlus will be enabled to address and solve customer challenges relating to IT procurement in a cloud-based era. We very much look forward to bringing our customers simplified access to the technologies they need to virtualize their data centers."

Regina Kunkle, Vice President, State & Local/Higher Education at SAP, added: "We are excited to have SAP included on Carahsoft's NASPO ValuePoint Cloud Solutions contract. By providing our state and local customers with access to high-quality, cloud-based service providers at discount prices, the contract will help us all 'run simple' by simplifying contracting."

The NASPO ValuePoint Cloud Solutions Contract was awarded after the lead public agency, the State of Utah, completed a competitive solicitation and thorough evaluation process. This contract runs from October 16, 2016 through September 15, 2026.

For more information on this NASPO ValuePoint contract and the products available through Carahsoft, contact the Cloud Solutions team at Carahsoft at NASPO@carahsoft.com or 703-230-7435.

General information and additional contract details are available on NASPO ValuePoint's website: http://www.naspovaluepoint.com/#/contract-details/71/overview/general.

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 VMware, SAP, Symantec, Veritas, EMC, Adobe, F5 Networks, Google Cloud, ServiceNow, Open Source, HPE Software, 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 firms by CRN, Inc., Washington Technology, The Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, and SmartCEO. Visit us at www.carahsoft.com.

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