The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded a new $950m contract to an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Premier Partner REAN Cloud for the procurement of Cloud-based solutions and services.
Agencies within the defence department will be able to directly acquire the Cloud solutions in a new streamlined process from the company under the five-year contract. It represents a new model automating pricing and procurement.
The current deal will allow the government customers to quickly accomplish complete IT operations in the Cloud.
REAN Cloud managing partner Sekhar Puli said: “Our experience has taught us that to get the full benefit of the Cloud, you have to think differently. The speed and agility that our patent-pending technology brings to cloud migration and operations invite a similarly nimble approach for the government.
“With firm fixed-pricing (FFP) and automated procurement, we are changing old mindsets of typical vendor relationships. Our DoD customers can now achieve the same efficiencies available to the commercial sector as they seek to design, migrate, automate, manage and scale systems and databases running in the cloud.”
Prototyping and acquisition of the complete range of Cloud adoption requirements, including infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), application assessments, and operations were enabled by the company’s collaboration with the DoD’s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx).
The contract was designed as an Other Transaction (OT) prototype project for the US Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM). It will enable REAN Cloud to allow USTRANSCOM and other DoD organisations to quickly migrate legacy applications to a government-approved, commercial Cloud environment.
DIUx is responsible for bringing commercial innovation to the US military.