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Smartronix Launches Intelligent Cloud Hub for Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Smartronix Launches Intelligent Cloud Hub for Amazon Web Services (AWS) 
New Offering Takes Advantage of AWS Direct Connect to Make It Easier
for Customers to Integrate on Premises Resources With AWS 
RESTON, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/29/13 --  Smartronix, a pioneer in
designing and implementing enterprise-class cloud computing solutions
for both public and private sectors, announced today the launch of
the Intelligent Cloud Hub(TM) (ICH) for AWS. This solution is a
complete managed service offering that enables customers to run
advanced enterprise workloads reliably and securely across multiple
infrastructure environments. By connecting a customer's on-premise
datacenter through the ICH, Smartronix is providing a dynamic cloud
environment directly connected to AWS' immensely scalable and robust
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). The ICH includes a cloud
brokering capability and services portal, integrated service and
security management, and trusted connections to AWS. Customers can
provision and manage compute power, add new services, or extend
on-premise environments into AWS, resulting in lower transition and
operational costs. Centralized billing, provisioning, and service
management provides a single view across an entire managed ecosystem,
giving clear visibility into security, service health, and service
utilization.  
"Real physical and technical barriers exist that often prevent our
customers from consuming cloud services to their best advantage.
Mixed infrastructure environments address many of these concerns;
however, the challenge of trying to implement, secure, manage,
update, and monitor solutions across on-premise and cloud platforms
can prove challenging," says Robert Groat, Smartronix Chief
Technology Officer (CTO). "We developed the Intelligent Cloud Hub to
remove these barriers and provide a feasible option to help our
customers reap the benefits of the AWS cloud." 
The core feature of the ICH is the ability to create a software
defined network (SDN) infrastructure that can extend and converge a
customer's datacenter securely into the cloud. The ICH uses a Cisco
Unified Data Center Architecture, which incorporates Unified Fabric
technology and Unified Computing Systems (UCS). These core
technologies allow enterprise customers to create hybrid workloads
across on-premise and cloud environments, which are ideal for
large-scale transactional systems, real-time applications,
high-performance databases, and in-line security management systems.
"Smartronix and Cisco are aligned to provide a secure hybrid approach
to deliver solutions via joint engagements," says Dan Kent CTO of
Cisco Public Sector. 
Groat states, "We chose Cisco technology and AWS Direct Connect
capabilities to provide our customers with a consistent, secure, and
network isolated path to the cloud." AWS Direct Connect provides a
high bandwidth dedicated connection that can be partitioned into
multiple interfaces, enabling access to resources like Amazon Simple
Storage Service (Amazon S3) and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
instances while maintaining network isolation between the
environments. The ICH extends an already established portfolio for
Smartronix as a provider of managed services tailored for the cloud.
As an AWS APN Premier Consulting Partner, AWS Authorized Government
Partner, and member of the AWS Channel Reseller Program, Smartronix
has used AWS services to not only design and deploy many large,
complex solutions in the public cloud, but to also demonstrate
advanced knowledge of such public sector requirements as security and
compliance. In addition, Smartronix was one of the first to deploy
both a Federal and Cabinet-level agency information system into the
cloud, using Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). "We believe
that many of Smartronix' customers can benefit from the ICH, which
leverages the AWS Direct Connect service. Smartronix is inspiring
innovative solutions that drive real value for the public sector,"
says Teresa Carlson, Vice President, Global Public Sector, AWS.
"Solutions such as the ICH help address business needs and continue
to expand the number of options for public sector enterprises moving
their IT infrastructure and applications into the AWS Cloud." 
For more information on the ICH, visit
http://www.cloudassured.com/ich. 
About Smartronix
 Smartronix is a global leader in delivering
innovative, secure, and agile technology solutions. The Hollywood,
MD, based company specializes in cyber security, health IT, network
operations, mission- focused engineering, and industry-leading cloud
technologies. Smartronix has delivered landmark, award-winning
solutions such as Recovery.gov, the first Federal Website hosted on
the public cloud. Additionally, the company was recognized as the
Best Technology Consulting Firm to Work For by Vault, an Employer of
Choice by Northern Virginia Family Service, and ranked as one of the
nation's fastest-growing companies by multiple sources. Intelligent
Cloud Hub(TM) is a registered trademark of Smartronix, Inc. 
Amazon Forward-Looking Statements 
 This announcement contains
forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the
Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act
of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management's
expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and
uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to
competition, management of growth, new products, services and
technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results,
international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims,
fulfillment center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements,
acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates,
system interruption, inventory, government regulation and taxation,
payments and fraud. More information about factors that potentially
could affect Amazon.com's financial results is included in
Amazon.com's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission,
including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent
filings.  
Contact:
David D. MacRae
EVP of Business Intelligence & Operations
Telephone: 301.373.6000
E-Mail: dmacrae@smartronix.com 
 
 
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