Pavilion Data Systems, Carahsoft Alliance to Provide Computing and Storage Solutions to Federal Agencies

Carahsoft | July 18, 2020

Pavilion Data Systems, Inc. and Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, today announced a partnership. Under the agreement, Carahsoft will serve as Pavilion’s public sector distributor and make Pavilion Hyperparallel Flash Arrays (HFA) available to Federal agencies through Carahsoft’s NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V contracts and reseller partners. “Carahsoft has built its reputation on a proven track record of helping government agencies find the best possible technology solution at the best possible value,” said Michael Tanner, Regional Vice President and Head of the Federal Business for Pavilion Data Systems. “Carahsoft is the leader across the Federal marketplace of manufacturers, reseller partners and systems integrators, and Pavilion is proud to be part of their highly vetted network of partners.” Pavilion’s HFA is the first NVME-Over-Fabrics of storage array. This end-to-end media product host accelerates legacy and modern data application performance for agencies and supports mission-critical government applications by providing machine learning, big data analytics solutions and artificial intelligence capabilities on a small, fast and dense system without compromising reliability or resilience. This multi-controller architecture allows various protocols to be transmitted simultaneously to provide parallel, high performance block, file and object data access.

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