Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) helps agencies realize cost savings and efficiencies while modernizing and expanding their IT capabilities without spending capital resources on infrastructure. Cloud-based infrastructure is rapidly scalable, secure, and accessible over the Internet — you only pay for what you use.
Agencies can get Cloud IaaS using a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) through 11 industry partners. The providers on this Cloud IaaS BPA allow agencies to buy cloud storage, virtual machines, and web hosting with an Authority to Operate (ATO) at the FISMA moderate-impact level.
The Cloud IaaS BPA offerings are available in three distinct lots, as shown below. Visit the IaaS BPA Resources webpage to learn more about the services and features of the IaaS BPA.
|Lot 1 – Cloud Storage||
|Lot 2 – Virtual Machine||
|Lot 3 – Web Hosting||
Period of performance
The period for which task orders will be awarded through the IaaS BPA is October 15, 2010 to October 14, 2015.
More price competition and lower costs
Industry partners offer detailed ceiling pricing for explicitly defined standard services, so you can easily compare pricing across the 11 industry partners. We encourage you to negotiate lower prices in our task order. You can negotiate lower pricing for a lower level of service, but the service provider can not charge higher prices (above the specified ceilings) for a higher level of service.
Service Level Agreements (SLA) and more
Service providers are required to meet the SLA requirements specified in the solicitation, including service availability of 99.5 percent. The BPA offers trouble tickets and order management capabilities.
Our industry partners offer the five essential characteristics of cloud computing: Ubiquitous network access, resource polling, on-demand self-service, rapid elasticity, and measured service. This means you can access your infrastructure over the Internet through any web browser, infrastructure can be quickly provided to you or scaled back, and the providers monitor your usage and charge you accordingly.
Available to all government customers
In addition to being available to federal customers, the IaaS BPA is also open to state, and local governments through the Cooperative Purchasing Program.
How to order
• The IaaS BPA makes it easy to place an order using a Task Order
• Once you determine your scope and requirements, create your Statement of Objectives (SOO) or Statement of Work (SOW), and complete your Request for Quote (RFQ) package, issue your RFQ to the IaaS BPA industry partners
• Issue an RFQ by email using the points of contact on the IaaS BPA Industry Partner webpage
• Visit the IaaS Resources webpage for more documents and templates to help you through the ordering process
• If you want assistance with the ordering process, please send your request to CloudPMO@gsa.gov
Visit the IaaS BPA Industry Partner webpage to view more information about these industry partners.
The shortcut to this page is www.gsa.gov/iaas.