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Opus Interactive Partners with Carahsoft Technology Corp to Make Available Its Services for Federal, State, and Local Government

Opus Interactive | December 15, 2020

Opus Interactive, a main supplier of complex hybrid VMware cloud facilitating administrations, and Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, today reported a conventional association. Under the arrangement, Carahsoft will fill in as Opus Interactive's Master Government Aggregator® and make the FedRAMP Moderate Ready OpusGov (OG) accessible under Carahsoft's Haze Purchasing Program (CPP). This new association makes Opus Interactive's industry-driving high consistence, high security hybrid and multi-cloud administrations accessible to Federal, state, and nearby government and training associations. The set-up of start to finish administrations are presently accessible through Carahsoft's GSA Schedule, NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V, National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) ValuePoint, National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA), OMNIA Partners and The Quilt contracts and the organization's affiliate accomplices.

Opus Interactive's FedRAMP Moderate Ready IaaS/PaaS, hybrid and multi-cloud arrangements are worked for execution, security and interoperability. This structure empowers offices to advance, store, cycle and move crucial outstanding tasks at hand with unwavering quality and security. Subsequent to assessing CPU, stockpiling read/compose, IOPs and organization execution, an outsider report positioned the Opus cloud IaaS offering as industry-driving with better execution for lower cost, quicker application execution and unrivaled organization execution.

The WBENC certified Women-owned Small Business (WOSB) and Indian-owned Economic Enterprise offers Cloud Smart services that include:
  • HIPAA, PCI-DSS, SOC 2 Type 2 and FedRAMP Moderate Ready IaaS, hybrid and multi-cloud solutions
  • FISMA High datacenters strategically located to provide redundant failover by geographic region and energy grid
  • Flexible hardware options and solutions tailored to the unique needs of agency workloads
  • Performance backed and guaranteed by SLA compared to other IaaS solutions
  • Price-Performance (CPU Performance): 2000% better performance per dollar
  • Application Performance (Read and Write IOPs): 60% more IOPs, 500% more write IOPs
  • Network Performance (Mb/s): 12x more throughput


“With over 20 years of successful performance in the commercial sector, we’re excited for this opportunity to partner with Carahsoft as our Master Government Aggregator,” said Opus Interactive CEO Shannon Hulbert. “Carahsoft’s understanding of government procurement processes and dedicated sales, marketing and contracting experts combined with Opus’ offerings allows us to more quickly bring hybrid and multi-cloud services to public sector agencies that are undergoing modernization and digital transformation initiatives.”

While sending Opus arrangements, clients will have the option to exploit Carahsoft's extraordinary pay-more only as costs arise model and its specific comprehension of public area contracting and consistence prerequisites. Carahsoft's CPP offers the public area an adaptable and available approach to get cloud arrangements from single or various sellers. Through CPP, clients can buy CarahPoints to put toward cloud items and administrations on a month to month or prepaid premise to coordinate their main goal and utilization needs. By offering an online entryway and pay-more only as costs arise alternative, CPP is fit to offices and public area associations trying to maintain a strategic distance from the expenses and seller lock in of the conventional acquisition measure. More data is accessible on Carahsoft's committed CPP asset focus.

“Opus Interactive’s focus on compliance with FedRAMP and the latest regulatory mandates makes them a great addition to our cloud solutions portfolio under CPP,” said John Lee, Vice President of Cloud Services at Carahsoft. “In addition, the company’s commitment to performance, cost-efficiency and interoperability between public cloud offerings makes OpusGov a perfect match for agencies looking to scale their operations affordably without sacrificing security. We look forward to working with Opus and our reseller partners to optimize cloud adoption in the public sector.”

About Opus Interactive

Founded in 1996, Opus Interactive has earned a reputation for custom IT solutions that fit unique requirements for security, scalability, cost, and future growth needs of its customers. An accredited member of the International Managed Services Provider Alliance, the Company operates from Tier III+ data centers located in Hillsboro, Portland, Dallas, and Northern Virginia. Through close partnerships with industry-leaders and a commitment to customer satisfaction, Opus delivers custom solutions for Cloud Hosting & IaaS, Colocation, DRaaS & Backup, Object Storage, VDI, and Public Cloud Monitoring & Management.

About Carahsoft

Carahsoft Technology Corp. is The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®. As a top-performing GSA Schedule, SEWP and ITES-SW2 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.

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