Government integrator introduces cloud brokerage services

General Dynamics will use the Gravitant management platform to underpin its offerings for hybrid cloud computing environments.

Goverment integrator General Dynamics Information Technology plans to use the Gravitant cloudMatrix platform as the foundation for a new series of services that support government agencies that plan to leverage cloud services as part of their computing infrastructure.

Technically speaking, the Federal government is supposed to be thinking Cloud First for IT projects in order to drive toward lower costs. But the complexity of managing public cloud services, not to mention private deployments as well as traditional infrastructure, has made it tough for many agencies to move quickly on this directive.

That's the opportunity being eyed by General Dynamics, which is introducing a series of brokerage servcices focused on helping state, local, and federal government organizations incorporate and benefit from hybrid computing environments. CloudMatrix will help General Dynamics centralize procurement and other processes on behalf of its government clients.

"Partnering with Gravitant is consistent with the General Dynamics Information Technology commitment to proxide flexible and cost effective hybrid cloud solutions that allow governments to fully benefit from cloud computing and better serve their constituents," said Dave Ryan, vice president of General Dynamics IT's information technology solutions business.

Another government-focused IT services and consulting company, NJVC, is also using Gravitant's technology to help drive a portal that lets federal government agencies try, design, and price out cloud services before committing to large-scale migrations. Some of Gravitant's other publicly disclosed that cloud services partners are Amazon Web Services, GoGrid, Terremark, Hitachi Consulting, Oracle, and Savvis.

The cloudMatrix platform is also at the heart of similar brokerage and hybrid cloud management services being offered for commercial businesses by Maine integrator GreenPages .