In search of virtualization
WHAT: A request for information from multiple Defense Department agencies on virtualization technologies. The RFI could inform a new contract for virtualization at DOD.
WHY: The RFI asked for ideas on how to heed calls from the Pentagon and Congress to significantly boost the use of virtualization technology at agencies. An indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract, potentially spanning five years, could come after the RFI.
Virtualization is not a one-size-fits-all game for agencies, the RFI said. “In order to provide support to the entire DOD platform, organizations will need various techniques, methods or approaches of creating a virtual hardware platform, operating system, storage device, or network resources.”
The Defense Information Systems Agency and other agencies that issued the RFI are looking for a vendor with a track record: respondents are asked to “describe your ability or history providing a solution across many service agencies.”
Click here to read the RFI. Responses are due Sept. 2.
Posted by Sean Lyngaas on Aug 20, 2015 at 1:33 PM