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Govplace Announces Partnership with RackWare

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Reston, VA, March 7, 2017 — Govplace, a leading solutions provider for the federal government, and RackWare, a Hybrid Cloud Management software provider, today announced their partnership to introduce new software products that enable Federal Agencies to quickly and safely kick start their data center consolidation and cloud migration efforts as well as enhance their disaster recovery readiness.

As Federal agencies continue to transform and transition their workloads to consolidated data center and Cloud-based ecosystems, the ability to manage workloads between authorized service providers is key to ensure capabilities and costs are aligned with agency needs. RackWare’s software will support Govplace’s commitment to advising agencies on how to best optimize their IT workloads.

“We selected to partner with RackWare because their software suite offers an elegant solution for enabling Federal Agencies to increase the mobility of their physical and virtual workloads. This means that agencies will finally have the needed automation capabilities that can empower their datacenter and cloud migration initiatives,” said Majed Saadi, Govplace’s CTO. “It also provides a most-needed solution for increasing workload portability. In other words, agencies can now eliminate lock-in risks by having the tools needed to switch or cut-off providers when problems arise.”

“RackWare provides large enterprises with cloud management solutions that help manage thousands of complex workloads. We know the federal space has similar challenges and want to provide that same service there,” said Sash Sunkara, CEO and founder of RackWare.  “We’re excited to work with an experienced partner in the federal space that has knowledge of complex IT environments.  Govplace is a clear leader, with an impressive track record helping organizations improve their environments and take advantage of the cloud.”

 

About RackWare

RackWare enables comprehensive cloud computing management for the enterprise and large institutions. Its solutions bring intelligence and automation to the cloud, to improve availability for, provide greater flexibility for IT users and reduce costs for IT providers.  RackWare’s approach enables users to dynamically scale physical, virtual and cloud resources across private and public environments as computing needs fluctuate. RackWare’s unique cloud management platform allows enterprises to use the public cloud as just another resource for their internal infrastructure — for disaster recovery, as well as scaling purposes. With its unique ability to be platform and cloud agnostic, RackWare’s RMM suite of cloud management solutions, allows workloads to be ported between any platform, virtual or physical, and any cloud. RackWare has moved thousands of workloads for hundreds of customers and has partnerships with large Service Providers and VARs. RackWare was founded in 2009 and is based in Fremont, Calif. For more information, visit www.rackwareinc.com.

About Govplace

Govplace is a value-added reseller and systems integrator, exclusively focused on providing the public sector with best of breed products, services and solutions. We bring a unique combination of California innovation and beltway understanding into each engagement to ensure our federal customers are achieving measurable business and technical outcomes. Govplace takes a strategic approach to technology-lead transformation and modernization to improve performance, business and operational efficiency through automation of essential processes and functions to deliver exceptional mission results. Guided by a deep understanding of government contracting, an expansive portfolio of contracting vehicles, and demonstrated expertise in leading technologies and solutions, our core capabilities cover Cloud Computing & Infrastructure, Cyber Security & Privacy, as well as IT Automation & Orchestration. Visit www.govplace.com for more information.

 

Cloud Summit – The Roadmap to Transformation

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On August 10th, at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington, D.C., seasoned government experts will provide federal IT leaders with insights into how they can build and extend their existing investments in the cloud to transform IT operations and how those operations support the mission of their agencies.

Govplace CTO, Majed Saadi, will give the opening remarks for the afternoon keynote speaker, Robert Bohn, Cloud Computing Program Manager in the Advanced Networking Technologies Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The session, Getting the Fix on SLAs, will cover a NIST effort to leverage a forthcoming ISO standard to create a government-wide base model for SLAs that can be tailored to meet the needs of individual agencies.

Visit us and our partner, VMware, at booth #4 to continue the discussions and learn more about how we’re helping federal agencies achieve success in their cloud initiatives.

2016 ATARC Federal Cloud Computing Summit

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Join Govplace on July 26th at the ATARC Federal Cloud Computing Summit at the Marriott Metro Center in Washington, D.C. This educational, one-day symposium brings together subject matter experts from the federal government, academia, and leading technology companies to participate in hot topic panel discussions in the area of cloud computing. Be sure to check out the Workload Management for Cost Savings session co-moderated by Majed Saadi, Govplace Chief Technology Officer. Attendees will have the opportunity to collaborate ideas and share industry knowledge on some of the most talked about technologies and solutions.

The event will also feature the ATARC Cloud Technology Showcase, which will focus on the latest in cutting-edge technology from leading innovators in the community.

Already registered? Stop by the Govplace booth to learn more about our cloud offerings, and how we are leading initiatives to drive cloud innovation and modernization in the federal government.

If It’s Broke, Fix It!

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Govplace’s Tina Scogin recently spoke at the 2016 APMP Conference in a session titled, “If It’s Broke, Fix It!”

Here is a brief summary of the session:

Proposal leadership isn’t easy. You are expected to make the process work, as long as no one else has to change. Working with “we’ve always done it that way” writers, reviewers, and stakeholders can be maddening. It’s a wonder more proposal managers aren’t in jail… for murder. The struggle is real. This workshop covers strategies for transitioning nay-sayers into advocates, review examples of successful lessons learned with tangible results, and strategize solutions to challenges that won’t overwhelm the very individuals you want to help change. Come share, discover, and inspire each other.

Tina Scogin, CF APMP, is Senior Capture Manager at Govplace, a small federal system integrator.  Tina uses 25 years’ diverse experience and out-of-the-box creativity to manage strategic and tactical proposal efforts. Tina has 18 years’ direct federal proposal experience serving in the full range of proposal positions on hundreds of procurements ranging from $20K to $20B. Tina has managed 2- to 25-member proposal teams with as many teaming partners for small, medium, and large federal contractors in the D.C. area.

Come join us for the 8th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

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Don’t miss the 8th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Govplace is proud to partner with The Children’s Inn at NIH for the 8th year and give back to such a great cause. The Children’s Inn at NIH is a residential “Place Like Home’’ for families with children participating in leading-edge research studies at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. For more information, please visit childrensinn.gov

Join us May 13th at the Westfields Golf Club in Clifton, VA for a great day of golf and fun! We have activities for all golf levels!

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Govplace Raises over $60,000 to Benefit The Children’s Inn at NIH Company’s Annual Federal IT Golf Tournament Increases Support in its 7th Year

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June 11, 2014 – Reston, VA – Govplace, a leading value-added reseller and solution provider for the federal information technology (IT) market, announced today that its 7th Annual Federal IT Golf Tournament, held on May 2, raised $60,082; a significant increase over last year’s previous record amount of $37,000. The sold out event brought together federal government and IT executives to raise funds for The Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the world’s leading biomedical research center located on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

“Govplace is committed to supporting The Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health,” said Adam Robinson, CEO of Govplace. “I am proud and grateful that we received an unprecedented level of support at this year’s tournament, and for the spirit of commitment and generosity displayed by our sponsors and participants.”

The Children’s Inn is a home away from home for sick children and their families who have come to seek treatment that would otherwise be unavailable to them. Children come from across the country and around the world to stay together with their families in The Inn’s healing environment, while receiving globally unparalleled care and groundbreaking medical treatments.

Sponsors of the tournament included: Dell, VMware, Extreme Networks, Palo Alto Networks, Veeam, AutoCity, RSA, ImmixGroup, Simplivity, ForeScout, Carahsoft, Ingram Micro, Inc., SYNNEX Corporation, McAfee, Intel, Northern Parklife, Deep Water Point, Nuix, APC, the Bartee Family Foundation, Tech Data and Anita’s.

Silent auction donors included: The Children’s Inn at NIH, Commonwealth Chiropractic, Golf Galaxy, the International Spy Museum, KLS Studios, Mon Ami Gabi, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, One to One Fitness Center, Potomac River Running, Reston Limousine, Northern Virginia Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates, RIS, Sprinkles Cupcakes, the Washington Capitals, the Washington Nationals and the Washington Wizards.

About Govplace
Govplace designs, deploys, and manages enterprise IT services and solutions for the federal government. Govplace leverages technical expertise, public sector experience, government contracts, project methodology and a performance-based contracting model to deliver effective IT solutions and the benefits of cloud computing for government and education. With a core expertise in infrastructure efficiency and service brokerage, Govplace delivers solutions that optimize IT performance, utilization and manageability while reducing operating and infrastructure costs. Govplace also provides solutions in mobility, agile application development, security and cloud computing. Govplace is headquartered in Reston, VA. Visit http://www.govplace.com for more details.

 

Govplace 3rd Annual Golf Tournament Benefits The Armed Forces Foundation and The Children’s Inn at NIH

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This year’s federal industry and agency networking event was held at 1757 Golf Club.

Reston, VA (PRWEB) June 8, 2010

The 3rd Annual Govplace Federal Agency & Industry Golf Tournament was held on May 21, 2010 at the 1757 Golf Club in Dulles, VA.

There were 120 golfers from several federal agencies and manufacturer partner companies participated in this charitable event. Proceeds from this year’s golf tournament will be donated to two worthy causes – The Armed Forces Foundation and The Children’s Inn at the National Institute of Health (NIH).

The Armed Forces Foundation (www.armedforcesfoundation.org) is a non-profit organization whose charter is to provide assistance to members of the military community and their families – such as medical bills, legal fees, housing, and bereavement assistance.

The Children’s Inn at The National Institute of Health (NIH) (www.childrensinn.org) is a residential “home away from home” for sick children and their families. Children and their families stay at the Inn while receiving medical treatments, the world’s leading biomedical research center. The Children’s Inn provides a fun, healing environment for everyone.

Generous golfers donated 3 large bins of non-perishable food for The Children’s Inn, and purchased mulligans and 50/50 raffle tickets, with proceeds being donated to the two worthy causes.

After registration and a continental breakfast, golfers played a scramble format at the recently completed golf course. After golfing, attendees were treated to a few words by Adam Robinson, CEO of Govplace, Kathy Russell from Children’s Inn at NIH and James Fenlon from the Armed Forces Foundation.

During the awards ceremony, the winning foursome, comprised of Brian Kelley, Jerry Dowell, Brett Pfrommer and Don Elhussen, each received a new golf bag and a free round of golf at 1757 Golf Club. Second place winners, Scott Beard, Jeff Kavulik, KC Cook and Scott Hopkins, received gift certificates from Golf Galaxy as well as a prize bag. The Longest Drive winner, Dan Nobleman as well as the Closest to the Pin winner, Mike Downey, received new golf clubs.

Thank you to the following sponsors for making this year’s tournament another success: CDW-G, Access Data, Ingram Micro, McAfee, Absolute Software, Quest Software, CACI, carahsoft, Guerra Kiviat, Inc., HP, IntelliDyne, Intelligent Decisions, NetApp, QualTech and TWD.

About Govplace
Govplace designs, deploys, and manages enterprise IT solutions for the public sector. Govplace leverages technical expertise, public sector experience, government contracts, project methodology and a performance-based contracting model to deliver effective IT solutions for government and education. With a core expertise in data center efficiency, Govplace delivers solutions that optimize data center performance, utilization and manageability while reducing operating and infrastructure costs. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Govplace has been providing IT solutions to federal, state and local governments and education for over 14 years. Govplace’s federal operations are located in Reston, Virginia.

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Govplace 2nd Annual Federal Agency and Industry Golf Tournament Benefits the Armed Forces Foundation

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Govplace, a public sector IT solutions provider with federal offices in Reston, Virginia, will host their 2nd Annual Golf Tournament in Leesburg, Virginia. Federal government IT and industry professionals will gather on May 1 at the beautiful Raspberry Falls Hunt and Golf Club to collaborate on ideas and network. All proceeds from this event will go to the Armed Forces Foundation.

Irvine, California (PRWEB) April 6, 2009

Govplace, a public sector IT solutions provider with federal offices in Reston, Virginia, will host their 2nd Annual Golf Tournament in Leesburg, Virginia. Federal government IT and industry professionals will gather on May 1 at the beautiful Raspberry Falls Hunt and Golf Club to collaborate on ideas and network. All proceeds from this event will go to the Armed Forces Foundation.

The Armed Forces Foundation is a nonprofit charity that offers help to the military community by providing financial support, career counseling, housing assistance, and recreational therapy programs. The donations collected at the 2nd annual Govplace golf tournament will benefit many active-duty and retired personnel, National Guard, Reserve components, and their loved ones.

Ryan McCullough, Vice President of Federal Sales for Govplace, says “The golf tournament is one of the most important events hosted by Govplace. Not only do public sector and industry IT professionals have an opportunity to network and discuss new technologies, it allows Govplace and participants to show their support to members of the Armed Services and their families.”

About Govplace

Govplace designs, deploys, and manages enterprise IT solutions for the public sector. Govplace leverages technical expertise, public sector experience, government contracts, project methodology and a performance-based contracting model to deliver effective IT solutions for government and education. With a core expertise in data center efficiency, Govplace delivers solutions that optimize data center performance, utilization and manageability while reducing operating and infrastructure costs.

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Govplace has been providing IT solutions to federal, state and local governments and education for over 13 years. Govplace’s federal operations are located in Reston, Virginia. Govplace is a DHS FirstSource contractor.

http://www.govplace.com

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