Webair, a New York-based managed hosting provider with data centers located in New York, Los Angeles, Montréal, Amsterdam, and Asia-Pacific, has been awarded an Information Technology Umbrella Manufacturer Based contract by the New York State Office of General Services (NYS OGS). This contract certifies that Webair is a vetted and state-approved IT vendor and simplifies services procurement for New York State authorized users.
To earn this contract, Webair completed a year-long company audit verifying its ability to provide high-quality services compliant with state regulations. As a result, New York State authorized users can take advantage of this existing contract to expedite the procurement process of verified services.
“As a privately-owned, New York-based organization, Webair is continually seeking new opportunities to enhance our community’s IT landscape with fully-managed infrastructure services delivered privately, ensuring the lowest possible latency and sovereignty for all state-funded organizations,” said Michael Christopher Orza, CEO of Webair. “Through this OGS contract, we are providing these government agencies and organizations with the ability to support digital transformation via customized and flexible hybrid cloud configurations, including the ability to house data locally and securely, untethered from the public internet, and eliminating the need to store sensitive information hundreds, or even thousands of miles away. We are excited to offer state-funded organizations an even simpler way to procure a wide range of services and look forward to working hand-in-hand with our channel partners to ensure customer satisfaction.”
Webair channel partners now also have the opportunity to resell Webair services to NYS authorized users leveraging the OGS umbrella contract. For partners with customers and prospects that include New York State, Local and Education (SLED) government agencies, the availability of this new contract would fast-track service delivery and enhance partners’ ability to provide “fast and cost-effective” solutions from Webair’s vast portfolio of infrastructure and service offerings.
Webair’s full portfolio of services will be available via OGS contract, including public, private and hybrid cloud hosting and managed services, colocation, Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS), Offsite Backups-as-a-Service (BaaS), and full-stack management of critical applications.
Hybrid Cloud Solutions
Offering direct access to its own private clouds as well as all large public clouds including AWS and Azure, Webair provides comprehensive, fully-managed hybrid cloud orchestration. This would allow customers to mix and match the optimal cloud platforms on a per-workload basis based on such factors as security, performance, latency, and cost while providing end-to-end service assurance to end-users.
Webair currently serves multiple state-funded organizations, including hospitals, universities and cultural centers. Prior to being awarded this Umbrella Manufacturer contract, Webair received multiple tax rebates and other incentives from the New York government to help ensure low energy costs for customers.