VMWare & AWS via New Carahsoft Contract

Carahsoft Technology Corporation in partnership with Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program is proud to offer ILTPP members VMware Cloud (VMC) on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The AWS Cloud frees schools and districts from the distractions of managing infrastructure, reduces risk, and improves digital equity so they can focus on students. With the AWS Cloud, schools and districts can access industry-shaping technology at an affordable cost, no matter what the scale. From back-end data management to virtual desktops, AWS offers tools so that every student gets the attention they need to thrive.

AWS is offering ILTPP members an easy ramp to gain access to AWS services with pre-negotiated contract terms, conditions, and an aggressive education pricing discount. This new capability allows organizations to get the performance and technological value of AWS without high application refactoring costs.

What is VMware Cloud on AWS?

VMware Cloud on AWS is an integrated cloud offering jointly developed by AWS and VMware. This service delivers a highly scalable, secure, and innovative service that allows organizations to seamlessly migrate and extend their on-premises VMware vSphere-based environments to the AWS Cloud, running on next-generation Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) bare metal infrastructure. VMware Cloud on AWS is ideal for enterprise IT infrastructure and operations organizations looking to migrate their on-premises vSphere-based workloads to the public cloud; consolidate and extend their data center capacities; and optimize, simplify, and modernize their disaster recovery solutions. VMware Cloud on AWS is delivered, sold, and supported globally by VMware and its partners with availability in the following AWS Regions: US West (Oregon), US East (N. Virginia), and Europe (London).

What are the VMware and AWS offerings available to my institution?

All VMware and AWS products and services are available through this contract. This includes, but is not limited to:

•  Software Licenses
•  Subscription Support
•  Cloud Services
•  Professional Service Offerings
•  Training
•  Managed Services
•  End User Computing

What type of security do I get for my AWS environment?

With the AWS cloud, not only are infrastructure headaches removed, but so are many of the security issues that come with them. AWS’s world-class, highly secure data centers utilize state-of-the-art electronic surveillance and multi-factor access control systems. Data centers are staffed 24×7 by trained security guards, and access is authorized strictly on a least privileged basis. Environmental systems are designed to minimize the impact of disruptions to operations. Multiple geographic regions and Availability Zones allow you to remain resilient in the face of most failure modes, including natural disasters or system failures.

The AWS virtual infrastructure has been designed to provide optimum availability while ensuring complete customer privacy and segregation. For a complete list of all the security measures built into the core AWS cloud infrastructure, platforms, and services, please read our Overview of Security Processes Whitepaper.

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