DoD awards cloud solutions, services contract with $950 million ceiling

HERNDON, Va. Global cloud systems integrator REAN Cloud has finalized a five-year contract with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for up to $950 million, in a deal aimed at enabling agencies within DoD to procure cloud solutions and services directly from REAN Cloud in a new, streamlined process.

REAN Cloud worked with Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) — a DoD organization tasked with accelerating commercial innovation to the U.S. military — in order to facilitate prototyping and procurement of the full range of cloud adoption requirements, from infrastructure as a service (IaaS) to application assessments, migrations, and operations.

The newly announced production Other Transaction (OT) contract is modeled on an innovative OT prototype project for the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), DoD's first large-scale infrastructure assessment and cloud migration, which was completed by REAN Cloud last year.

As part of the production OT award, REAN Cloud's processes will enable USTRANSCOM and other DoD organizations quickly migrate legacy applications to a government-approved, commercial cloud environment of their choice.

REAN Cloud managing partner Sekhar Puli said of the DoD award: "With Firm Fixed-Pricing (FFP) and automated procurement, we are changing old mindsets of typical vendor relationships. Our DoD customers can now achieve the same efficiencies available to the commercial sector as they seek to design, migrate, automate, manage, and scale systems and databases running in the cloud."