Looking to bring its products and services to federal, state and local government agencies, SpringSource, the company behind Spring, the de facto standard in enterprise Java, and a provider of infrastructure software, has announced a strategic partnership with Carahsoft Technology Corporation, a government IT solutions provider.
SpringSource products and service will be resold to the public sector for the first time, according to the agreement.
SpringSource is joining the portfolio of open source technology companies of Carahsoft along with Red Hat (News
) and MySQL. These companies will strive to offer increased value to federal, state and local government agencies. Carahsoft can offer its clients and reseller partners world-class, best-of-breed solutions while simultaneously lowering overall cost of ownership for their IT environments by utilizing Spring and SpringSource enterprise solutions.
According to the agreement, SpringSource Enterprise and Application Platform software offerings, as well as commercial support offerings around Apache Tomcat and other Apache technologies, will be offered under numerous contract programs. This includes the Federal GSA (News
) as well. Carahsoft will operate as a Master Government Partner and help bring SpringSource products to government customers with the award of the GSA Schedule. The company will use Carahsoft’s network of open source focused resellers and integrators to achieve this goal.
SpringSource and Carahsoft are hosting a free Webinar titled, “Optimizing Spring Solutions in the Public Sector,” presented by Rod Johnson, CEO of SpringSource and the father of Spring, on August 27, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. PDT/1:00 p.m. EDT.
“Spring is widely used in the government and SpringSource commercial product offerings are gaining widespread interest,” said Johnson. “With Carahsoft’s proven expertise selling to the government, SpringSource will continue to expand its footprint in this marketplace. The combination of simple, flexible and powerful Spring-based solutions and popular Apache-based technologies will help the public sector build, run and manage enterprise Java applications more effectively.”
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Edited by Michelle Robart