Pentagon awards nearly $1B contract for cloud migration to REAN Cloud

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REAN Cloud, a Northern Virginia cloud systems integrator, announced Wednesday it has struck a five-year deal with the Defense Department worth up to $950 million to provide streamlined cloud services.

REAN Cloud, an Amazon Web Services Premier Partner, worked with the Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental using what’s known as a “production other transaction” contract to prototype and develop a solution that best fits DOD’s unique cloud needs. According to the contractor, “The agreement represents a groundbreaking model automating pricing and procurement so that government customers can quickly achieve full IT operations in the cloud.”

The contract is based on a prototype REAN launched last year with the U.S. Transportation Command, helping migrate dozens of its legacy applications to the cloud.

This latest contract “will let USTRANSCOM and other DoD organizations quickly migrate legacy applications to a government-approved, commercial cloud environment of their choice,” according to a release.

“With Firm Fixed-Pricing (FFP) and automated procurement, we are changing old mindsets of typical vendor relationships,” Sekhar Puli, REAN Cloud managing partner,” said in a release. “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.”

It appears as if this contract could play a role in the DOD Cloud Executive Steering Group’s effort, announced last fall, to move the department to an enterpisewide commercial cloud solution, known as the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure. However, a DOD spokesperson told FedScoop the new contract is not related.

DOD last month awarded a $6.7 million contract to Eagle Harbor to lead the acquisition of JEDI.

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