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Texas opts for General Dynamics CloudBroker services

The Texas Department of Information Resources has picked General Dynamics Information Technology as the state’s cloud services broker. General Dynamics’ CloudBroker portal is now available to all state and local agencies and public education institutions – in Texas and other states – seeking a single point of contact to procure, manage and integrate public, private and hybrid cloud services.

The company’s CloudBroker online portal has been used by large commercial clients that must balance requirements for security with the need for an agile IT environment, including global financial services and manufacturing companies, General Dynamics said in a statement. 

The brokerage platform is based on Gravitant, Inc.’s cloudMatrix platform.

The portal enables agencies to compare cloud offerings, estimate charges, govern acquisitions, manage costs and capacity across multiple cloud providers. Additionally, General Dynamics facilitates contract negotiations between agencies and cloud providers and provides government-specific workflow tools that automate purchase approval, including  cost estimation and consolidated billing.

General Dynamics helps agencies identify preferred providers and execute orders online. In addition, it has a nationwide workforce that’s available to help agencies from states, counties and municipalities use the Texas contract to provision and manage their own cloud services. 

Posted by GCN Staff on Jan 16, 2014 at 1:38 PM


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