FCC | June 01, 2020
U.S. President Donald Trump’s effort to regulate social media companies’ content decisions may face an uphill battle from regulators who have previously said they cannot oversee the conduct of internet firms. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai did not endorse Trump’s proposal on Thursday but said in a written statement “this debate is an important one” and added the FCC “will carefully review any petition for rulemaking.”
Wasabi Technologies | September 06, 2021
Wasabi Technologies, the hot cloud storage company, today announced expanded availability of its solutions for the public sector through its ongoing partnership with Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®. By partnering with Carahsoft, Wasabi has gained access to a variety of Government and academic procurement vehicles that enable Federal, State, and Local Government agencies, as well as academic institutions to more easily purchase the company's offerings.
Organizations across the Public and Private sectors are experiencing a boom in data production as a result of pandemic-driven digital transformation. Wasabi's low-cost, high-performing and reliable cloud storage helps organizations manage this deluge of data without overwhelming IT budgets. Wasabi provides organizations with the flexibility they need to continue to innovate and meet the demands of the modern workplace. Wasabi features 100% data immutability protection plus object-level immutability for the highest level of security, strong identity and multi-factor authentication, and compliance with the latest privacy and security standards.
Through its partnership with Carahsoft, Wasabi is now included on the following contracts and purchasing agreements:
National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) ValuePoint: The cooperative purchasing program facilitating public procurement solicitations and agreements using a lead-state model.
NASA's Solution for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V: The multi-award government-wide acquisition contract vehicle focused on IT products and product-based services.
National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA): The national governmental purchasing cooperative designed to ensure technology vendors are in accordance with purchasing procedures mandated by state procurement laws and regulations.
OMNIA Partners: A national governmental purchasing cooperative for academic institutions and government entities.
Virginia Association of State College and University Purchasing Professionals (VASCUPP): The organization built to identify opportunities for cooperative procurements and cost savings for higher education institutions in Virginia.
Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR): The Texas state agency assisting in procurement for state agencies and higher education institutions.
Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – Software 2 (ITES-SW2): The acquisition arm supporting Army, Department of Defense (DoD) and all Federal Agency enterprise Information Technology (IT) infrastructure and info-structure goals.
"Reliably managing and storing data is top of mind for Government agencies, particularly as the sector continues to adjust to growing data storage needs amid hybrid work environments and a spike in ransomware attacks that are literally dismantling operations," said Wasabi CEO & Co-Founder David Friend. "That's where Wasabi comes in. Our dedication to high-performing, cost-effective cloud storage, as well as to meeting the latest privacy and security standards make us an attractive option for Government agencies looking to migrate to the cloud. Carahsoft has a proven track record of delivering services to meet their customer needs, and they have become a huge asset for us as we continue to forge strong Government partnerships."
"Wasabi's flexibility and predictable pricing model make them an ideal candidate for agencies looking for cost-efficient, high-quality storage that is as safe and secure as possible with high-performance and reliability," said Joe Tabatabaian, Sales Manager for Wasabi at Carahsoft. "By adding Wasabi to more contract vehicles, Carahsoft and our reseller partners are better able to serve Government and Educational institutions who turn to Carahsoft for a data storage solution."
Carahsoft Technology Corp. is The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, supporting Public Sector organizations across Federal, State and Local Government agencies and Education and Healthcare markets. As the Master Government Aggregator® for our vendor partners, we deliver solutions for Cybersecurity, MultiCloud, DevSecOps, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Open Source, Customer Experience and Engagement, and more. Working with resellers, systems integrators and consultants, our sales and marketing teams provide industry leading IT products, services and training through hundreds of contract vehicles.
About Wasabi Technologies
Wasabi provides simple, predictable and affordable hot cloud storage for businesses all over the world. It enables organizations to store and instantly access an unlimited amount of data at 1/5th the price of the competition with no complex tiers or unpredictable egress fees. Trusted by tens of thousands of customers worldwide, Wasabi has been recognized as one of technology's fastest-growing and most visionary companies. Created by Carbonite co-founders and cloud storage pioneers David Friend and Jeff Flowers, Wasabi has secured nearly $275 million in funding to date and is a privately held company based in Boston.
Scale Computing | September 22, 2021
Scale Computing, a market leader in edge computing, virtualization, and hyperconverged solutions, today announced ongoing momentum with customers in the public sector. The company’s HC3 Edge and IT infrastructure solutions continue to enable municipal institutions of all sizes to optimize operations with self-healing, automated infrastructure for all applications while protecting sensitive government data.
In today’s world, IT management is tasked more than ever with simplifying infrastructure and delivering solutions to employees and citizens that mitigate risks in a whole new way. IT departments need to ensure that hardware and software are reliable, remotely accessible, and protected against cyberthreats. Scale Computing meets the complicated IT infrastructure demands of state and local governments. Our agile, reliable platforms can replace traditional IT infrastructure across any agency, any department, or any system, while driving out the high costs of downtime and system administration.
Jeff Ready, CEO and co-founder of Scale Computing
Scale Computing brings municipal institutions, including governments, government agencies, and other public institutions, into a new era of computing by revamping IT operations with a solution that simplifies management, protects sensitive government data, and helps deliver smart, digital services.
Kitselas First Nation is a self-funded and self-governing nation, and one of the 14 Tsimshian tribes in British Columbia. After experiencing a flood, Kitselas First Nation needed new servers and a modern solution for simplicity, scalability, availability and disaster recovery. With only one person on the IT staff, they were also in need of powerful systems capable of running workloads with efficiency and speed, as well as an affordable, easy-to-use solution capable of maximizing uptime.
Kitselas First Nation selected Scale Computing’s HC3 platform which provides them with simplified, highly affordable IT infrastructure with improved performance. Since implementation of Scale Computing HC3, Kitselas First Nation saved resources and 15% of time spent managing infrastructure, leading to an increase in time spent working on other projects. Scale Computing’s HC3 solution also provides Kitselas First Nation with disaster recovery and the ability to manage IT infrastructure without the need for local IT staff.
We have an on-site backup and a Google Cloud Platform in Quebec. If another disaster strikes, the hardware component fails or the entire HC3 appliance breaks down, we’re covered. The Scale Computing HC3 cluster is highly available and keeps our systems running with no downtime. HC3 won’t let us down.
Don Agnew, IT support and asset management officer at Kitselas First Nation
The Summit County Board of Elections in Ohio is responsible for securely managing the records of 370,000 registered voters and over one million citizen records. As Ohio’s fourth most populous county, the Summit County Board of Elections' entire network infrastructure is managed by a team of just two full-time IT professionals. With an aging server infrastructure and a heavily scrutinized Presidential election fast approaching in 2020, this IT duo needed to modernize their systems, comply with strict new security directives, and do so in an expedited time-frame.
After selecting Scale Computing’s HC3 solution, the Summit County Board of Elections was able to consolidate seven servers to a cluster of three HC3 notes in less than seven months, implement automated snapshots of servers that are backed up to a remote cluster providing full system redundancy, simplify management and operations so their two-person IT team could focus on operational priorities, and comply with new state and Federal security directives.
As Kevin Moreland, Network & Systems Administrator, Summit County Board of Elections says, “Every decision we make comes down to, ‘can you make it through a Presidential election’? We knew we needed something that was intelligent, scalable, had built-in redundancy, and was cost-effective. Scale has delivered on all of these and more. We went from an environment where we had about seven physical servers to a three node cluster. From that three node cluster, then we can spin up as many virtual servers as warranted by demand – this not only simplified our operational workload but it also dramatically shrunk our eco-footprint.”
Chris Iseral, Chief Information Officer of Madison County, Kentucky, was challenged with upgrading old infrastructure in an affordable way. The infrastructure in Madison Country includes 700 users in 26 different facilities across the country, accounting for 23 different departments or agencies. Chris’ challenges included multiple vendors and an expensive, complicated, and aging infrastructure. Madison County, Kentucky partnered with Scale Computing to deliver high quality, responsive, and budget friendly infrastructure that simplifies management, protects sensitive government data, and helps deliver smart, digital services anywhere, anytime. As Chris Iseral says, “We wanted something highly available, redundant, scalable, affordable, and easy-to-use. We’re happier than we’ve ever been. Scale Computing has been an awesome product.”
About Scale Computing
Scale Computing is a leader in edge computing, virtualization, and hyperconverged solutions. Scale Computing HC3 software eliminates the need for traditional virtualization software, disaster recovery software, servers, and shared storage, replacing these with a fully integrated, highly available system for running applications. Using patented HyperCore™ technology, the HC3 self-healing platform automatically identifies, mitigates, and corrects infrastructure problems in real-time, enabling applications to achieve maximum uptime. When ease-of-use, high availability, and TCO matter, Scale Computing HC3 is the ideal infrastructure platform.