WASHINGTON--(Virtustream, Inc., the leading enterprise cloud solutions provider, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has selected Virtustream along with partners MicroTech and OBXtek to lead the agency’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Gateway Augmentation project. The DOT will use MicroTech’s cloud computing solution, MicroKloud™ to migrate its mission-critical applications to Virtustream’s FISMA-certified cloud data center. MicroTech’s MicroKloud™ is powered by xStream, Virtustream’s government class cloud software solution. Virtustream will also host the FMCSA database and website.)--
“Our strategic technology collaboration with MicroTech and OBXtek is already generating interest and gaining significant traction across the federal sector.”
“By partnering with Virtustream, we have expanded our portfolio with comprehensive cloud and virtualization solutions, including FISMA certification which is required to protect sensitive information and assets from external threats,” said Tony Jimenez, president and CEO of MicroTech. “Together we offer federal agencies a complete platform and infrastructure that meets their stringent regulatory obligations while delivering all the benefits of cloud, such as increased performance, uptime, and enhanced security.”
The DOT, which previously used physical data centers to support its driving records database, selected OBXtek, along with MicroTech and Virtustream, to reduce its footprint through a database migration to virtualized and cloud environments. Virtustream’s virtual government class cloud offers the advantages of a fully managed, high performance, highly secure, FISMA-certified infrastructure. In addition to the technical advantages, the department also made the decision to move to the cloud in response to the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative encouraging all government organizations to embrace cloud computing in order to reduce data center footprint.
“Our success with the U.S. Department of Transportation highlights the value Virtustream offers to all government agencies seeking to achieve the benefits of the data center consolidation initiative,” said Rodney Rogers, chairman and CEO of Virtustream. “Our strategic technology collaboration with MicroTech and OBXtek is already generating interest and gaining significant traction across the federal sector.”
Virtustream is a leading cloud innovator offering enterprise class cloud solutions for enterprises, governments and service providers. Virtustream simplifies moving complex IT to the cloud - whether private, public or hybrid – while delivering the full economic and business benefits of the cloud. Virtustream offers xStream: a secure, high availability, enterprise class hybrid cloud solution, delivering application level SLAs for mission critical applications (SAP, Oracle, Microsoft and thousands more). xStream is available as software for existing data centers and as a managed service from Virtustream's cloud – all backed by professional services to design, migrate, and manage clouds. Virtustream offers xStream worldwide; owns data centers in the U.S. and EMEA; operates an international Cloud Exchange; has offices in San Francisco, New York, London, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Toronto and Dublin and has partners in Asia and China.