Managed cloud hosting provider Carpathia and Accelera Solutions, a Fairfax, Virginia based cloud and virtualization solutions provider, have announced an alliance to win a $3.1 million contract for information technology support for the NATO Seasparrow program. Carpathia provided compliant managed services delivered via its IBX Vault to support Accelera’s hybrid cloud solution.
NATO’s Seasparrow program began 44 years ago when four countries – Denmark, Italy, Norway and the United States – signed a historic memorandum of understanding to form a state-of-the-art naval missile defense system. The program has since grown to a global initiative that includes 12 member nations.
For the contract, the Seasparrow program desired a new hybrid cloud environment that could support Microsoft applications, continuity of operations, overcome the limitations of a physical environment, and enable the development and deployment new and enhanced platforms and services.
Carpathia’s IBX Vault
Carpathia worked with Accelera Solutions to develop a hybrid cloud solution based on Accelera’s Secure Optimized Cloud architecture, a private cloud built to FISMA NIST 800-53 Moderate controls for security and data protection. Taking the burden off of the program office, Carpathia and its IBX Vault were chosen to support all of the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), network, and systems management functions including facilities, hardware, bandwidth, network management, and back-up management.
“Carpathia’s government and technology expertise played a critical role in the Accelera team winning the Seasparrow award,” said Joe Brown, President of Accelera Solutions. “From start to finish, Carpathia was a true partner in the process, enabling us to deliver NATO the best overall combination of quality, value, and technical capability to help them deliver on their mission objectives.”