Carahsoft and Ciena Corp. Partner to Provide Networking Solutions; Craig Abod Comments

Craig P. Abod

Carahsoft Technology Corp. and and Ciena Corp. will partner to bring data center consolidation, cloud computing and high-speed enterprise networking to the federal government, according to a joint statement.

“Through this partnership, federal agencies will have a streamlined contract process and be better positioned to tackle some of their toughest networking challenges by leveraging Ciena’s industry-leading packet and optical networking solutions,” said David Peed, vice president and general manager of Ciena Government Solutions.

Carahsoft will serve as Ciena’s master U.S. General Services Administration schedule holder to help Ciena’s BizConnect partners sell to the U.S. government through streamlined operations and a single point of contact for maintenance contracts and renewals.

Carahsoft will provide contract management support for Ciena’s expanding ecosystem of public sector channel partners, resellers andciena_logo integrators.

“We are pleased to expand our portfolio with Ciena’s products and services, which are excellent complements to our existing virtualization, big data, and cloud computing offerings,” said Carahsoft president Craig P. Abod.

This effort is meant to help government agencies reduce network costs and enable a shift toward assured and efficient high-performance networking platforms.

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