Snowflake | June 03, 2022
Snowflake the Data Cloud company, today announced that it has authorized Carahsoft as an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace Distributor Seller of Record (DSOR), which can help streamline the procurement process for public sector agencies who wish to leverage the Snowflake Data Cloud. Snowflake will work with Carahsoft, The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, and its resellers to enable public sector agencies to quickly obtain and implement Snowflake’s technology in the AWS Marketplace to easily transform, integrate, and analyze their data.
As Snowflake’s AWS distributor, Carahsoft can authorize any reseller who is a member of the Snowflake Partner Network to transact Snowflake in the AWS Marketplace. This can reduce lengthy procurement cycles, provides unified billing through AWS, and allows public sector customers to utilize their existing AWS contract commitments for their Snowflake purchases.
As public sector agencies continue to advance their digital transformation journeys, transferring their data to the cloud enables employees to effectively carry out their missions, engage in better intra-agency collaboration, and efficiently serve constituents and citizens.
With Snowflake, U.S. public sector agencies have access to the single, secure platform with Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Moderate Authorization to Operate (ATO) that can be used in certain AWS Regions. With the Snowflake Data Cloud, agencies can modernize their IT and utilize data collaboration to centralize, refresh, and securely share their data across and between agencies to leverage near real-time insights to make data-driven decisions as they carry out their missions.
Snowflake and AWS support thousands of joint customers in both the private and public sector, including the City of San Francisco and various federal agencies.
“We are excited to expand Snowflake’s availability via the AWS Marketplace to bring the power of the Snowflake Data Cloud to additional public sector customers through our reseller partners,” said Craig P. Abod, Carahsoft President. “Agencies are now able to easily access solutions that break down existing data silos to better focus on mission outcomes and the constituent experience.”
“Every government organization is looking for better ways to secure, share and make data-based decisions to more effectively serve each of us, Our expanded relationship with AWS and Carahsoft aims to streamline the procurement process and offer faster time to value for government agencies looking to rearchitect their cloud data strategy.”
Ted Girard, VP of Public Sector Sales at Snowflake
Snowflake enables every organization to mobilize their data with Snowflake’s Data Cloud. Customers use the Data Cloud to unite siloed data, discover and securely share data, and execute diverse analytic workloads. Wherever data or users live, Snowflake delivers a single data experience that spans multiple clouds and geographies. Thousands of customers across many industries, including 506 of the 2021 Forbes Global 2000 (G2K) as of April 30, 2022, use Snowflake Data Cloud to power their businesses.
Otava | March 30, 2021
ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Otava, a global leader in secure, compliant cloud solutions, has achieved Gold status in the Veeam® Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) program and is pleased to offer its customers an expanding portfolio of data protection and backup solutions. As a Veeam Gold partner, Otava's team of Veeam Certified Engineers (VMCE) oversee a growing number of Veeam backup client workloads.
Veeam is the leader in Backup Solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management™ for cloud, virtual and physical backup and intelligent recovery, orchestration, cloud mobility, copy data management, monitoring and analytics. Otava's Veeam Gold partnership status represents its commitment to providing clients world class cloud solutions based upon these leading technologies. Otava's Veeam-powered solutions provide businesses peace of mind with regard to off-site data protection, ransomware protection, risk mitigation and cloud data management. Solutions are available as self-managed or fully-managed to address the unique needs of both service providers, ISVs and enterprise organizations.
"In addition to our current hybrid cloud, colocation, data protection, managed security solutions, we're pleased to offer IaaS cloud backup, protection for Microsoft 365 and Veeam cloud connect backup data repositories fully integrated into our cloud infrastructure," said Brad Cheedle, CEO at Otava. "Veeam is one of Otava's top strategic partners due to their ongoing investment and commitment to our mutual success. As a market leader in secure and compliant cloud, our customers benefit from the added security and protection these solutions afford Otava clients.”
"As a Veeam Gold partner, Otava has demonstrated proficient knowledge of Veeam products at scale, and we are confident in Otava's ability to recommend and deliver Veeam-powered solutions to enable their customers to achieve Cloud Data Management," said Matt Kalmenson, vice president of Americas Cloud at Veeam.
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Otava provides the secure, compliant hybrid cloud solutions demanded by service providers, channel partners and enterprise clients in compliance-sensitive industries. By actively aggregating best-of-breed cloud companies and investing in people, tools, and processes, Otava's global footprint continues to expand. The company provides its customers in highly regulated disciplines with a clear path to transformation through its effective solutions and broad portfolio of hybrid cloud, data protection, disaster recovery, security and colocation services, all championed by an exceptional support team. Learn more at www.otava.com.
Dahlia Public Relations for Otava
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AST | January 25, 2022
AST Corporation, a leading cloud and digital transformation solutions provider, announced it has received a strategic growth investment from Recognize, a technology services-focused investment platform. AST is an award-winning cloud services provider that has served clients in the public and commercial sectors for more than two decades. The partnership with Recognize enables AST to accelerate investment in innovation, enhance its global delivery footprint and expand its solution offering to clients.
"AST has built a strong foundation with an award-winning culture focused on leveraging cloud technology in our core Oracle and Salesforce ecosystems to deliver value-based outcomes for our customers. As we look at the next chapter, we are excited about the partnership with Recognize, which will accelerate our efforts in building a differentiated, purposeful digital transformation solutions provider.”
Justin Winter, CEO of AST
With over 750 team members globally, AST is a leading, trusted services partner to Oracle, Salesforce and other notable technology vendors, managing large-scale digital transformation efforts. As organizations accelerate their shift to leveraging next-generation technologies, AST is uniquely positioned to manage clients’ digital transformation initiatives, including securely and efficiently shifting on-premise systems to cloud-based applications.
“We are excited to work alongside Justin and his team to help AST continue to build on its already strong track record,” said Charles Phillips, Recognize co-founder and former president of Oracle. “AST is well positioned to capitalize on Oracle’s maturing cloud service and customers now have a clear path toward meaningful digital transformation.”
“We are deeply impressed by the company that Justin and his team have built,” said David Wasserman, co-founder and managing partner of Recognize. "AST’s leadership position across its core end markets, differentiated focus on best-in-class service capabilities and industry-leading culture made us excited to partner with the team as they continue scaling the business.”
Charles Phillips will join the company’s Board of Directors as Chairman alongside fellow Recognize co-founder David Wasserman and Recognize partner Mike Grady. This is the fourth platform investment for Recognize as it continues to deploy capital from its flagship fund.
Willkie Farr & Gallagher acted as legal advisor to Recognize. Guggenheim Securities, LLC and Harris Williams acted as financial advisors to AST and Davis Polk & Wardwell acted as legal advisor.
AST is an award-winning full-service enterprise systems integrator, serving clients in the public and commercial sectors for more than two decades. Clients look to AST for leadership and assistance in systems integration, business process redesign, project management, systems administration, and training. From on-premise applications to modern cloud technology, AST’s services encompass all aspects of Enterprise Resource Planning, Business Intelligence, Enterprise Performance Management, Customer Experience, and Middleware. AST also offers flexible Managed Services, supporting the needs of over 200 Public Sector and Commercial customers around the globe.
Recognize is a technology investment platform exclusively focused on the technology services industry. Tech services firms envision, build, configure, manage, and operate software and business processes to deliver digital outcomes for enterprises. The firm provides operational expertise, industry insights, and strategic capital to innovative companies in this sector. Recognize is led by industry veterans Frank D’Souza, Raj Mehta, Charles Phillips, and David Wasserman, along with partners Mike Grady, Josh Miller, Deborah Munfa, and Shawn Pride.
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Virtuozzo | January 06, 2022
Virtuozzo, the alternative cloud platform leader announced that TLine is Latin America’s first digital and cloud service provider to offer its DevOps Platform-as-a-Service. Integrated with Virtuozzo Hybrid Infrastructure, DevOps PaaS expands TLine’s core digital offerings to include easy-to-use, easy-to-manage automated cloud application development and hosting. The combined IaaS and PaaS solution also demonstrates the first deployment of Virtuozzo’s full stack designed to empower service providers with revenue-generating, alternative cloud capabilities. DevOps PaaS is now available to businesses across Latin America and the U.S. through TLine’s ConnectNow marketplace.
“It’s imperative for all companies to digitalize, and all companies are therefore becoming software companies. But their appetite for digital transformation is not always matched by the right DevOps talent or capital needed to build and deploy the necessary cloud infrastructure. Using Virtuozzo, we’re making DevOpS PaaS accessible to everyone so they can automate application development, easily provision applications to physical infrastructure or virtual services, and ensure high availability and security all at the same time.”
Carlos Pino, President and CEO, TLine
Based on Jelastic technology, the turnkey DevOps PaaS eliminates the complexity, time and investment needed by service providers to build and provision their own digital technologies. It offers advanced automation tools, intuitive cloud management and an application marketplace in an easy-to-use, high performing and scalable cloud solution. Additionally, the integrated PaaS and IaaS solution runs in a single server cluster, maximizing ROI while reducing management costs.
“Unlike competitive cloud platforms designed with the enterprise in mind, our technology is uniquely designed to complement service providers’ operation models,” said Ruslan Synytsky, CTO, Virtuozzo. “By leveraging our PaaS and IaaS together, TLine can easily support both legacy workloads and modern cloud native applications with pay-per-use pricing. Virtuozzo services are all controlled through a single point of management, too – so we simplify our partners’ day-to-day operations, reduce their overheads, and help them offer even better value to end users.”
TLine and Virtuozzo will host a live webinar for service providers interested in learning How to Develop Your Platform-as-a-Service Business to Capture Growth. The free event will occur on Thursday, January 27, 2022, at 11 a.m. ET.
TLine is Latin America’s first full-service provider of digital solutions and virtualization from the desktop to the data center. The company offers technology, supply, and support contracts for customers in traditional and vertical markets, as well as state and local government agencies. Founded in 2002, TLine is headquartered in Argentina and holds offices in Chile, Mexico, and the U.S.
Virtuozzo provides the leading alternative cloud platform for service providers, enabling them to sell cloud services that are more accessible, more affordable and easier to use than hyperscaler solutions. The company’s legacy includes developing the first commercially available container technology and being a major contributor to numerous virtualization and open-source projects for more than 20 years. Today, Virtuozzo cloud solutions are used by more than 700 Cloud Service Providers, Managed Service Providers and Hosting Providers in 80 countries. Virtuozzo is based in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, and has more than 320 employees across the U.S., UK, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.