Gravitant Supports General Dynamics Information Technology in Offering New Cloud Brokerage Services to Government Entities

  Gravitant Supports General Dynamics Information Technology in Offering New
  Cloud Brokerage Services to Government Entities

 General Dynamics Information Technology will use Gravitant's cloudMatrix to
provide Federal, state, and local governments a scalable, centralized and easy
                     way to adopt hybrid cloud computing

Business Wire

AUSTIN, Texas -- March 26, 2013

Gravitant® today announced that General Dynamics Information Technology, a
leading provider of IT services to government customers, will leverage
Gravitant’s cloudMatrix platform in a series of new offerings that will allow
governmental entities to rapidly acquire and employ hybrid cloud computing to
improve control, increase security and lower costs.

With continued tightening of budgets at all levels of government coupled with
broad initiatives such as the Federal government’s Cloud First policy, the
opportunity to leverage public cloud computing to lower costs remains key.
However, Gartner Research has noted that, “most of the cost advantages of
cloud computing are predicated on public cloud solutions, but, very often,
intended [government] deployments are limited to private and community clouds,
where there is simply not enough scale to achieve intended cost-saving
targets” (1).

A major barrier to public cloud adoption is the complexity of managing the
sourcing and usage of multiple public cloud service providers as well as the
lack of standardized tools to holistically manage an IT supply chain that is
comprised of both private and public clouds.

To address these challenges, General Dynamics Information Technology is
introducing cloud services brokerage offerings optimized for state and local
governments and US federal agencies that offer affordable and manageable
hybrid cloud computing solutions. These brokerages will allow various
government bodies to leverage public cloud services from a variety of
providers as well as their own private clouds, all under a common management
and process framework. The benefits will be lower ongoing IT costs,
centralized procurement and management and the flexibility to easily expand or
modify infrastructure to meet changing demands over time.

Core to General Dynamics Information Technology’s new offerings is Gravitant’s
cloudMatrix cloud brokerage and management platform. Streamlining the
assessment, design, procurement, provisioning and real-time governance of
solutions across hybrid cloud environments, the award-winning cloudMatrix
serves as both a business and IT management hub for Just-in-Time IT^TM —
making cloud computing practical and accelerating its adoption.

"Partnering with Gravitant is consistent with the General Dynamics Information
Technology commitment to provide 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 sector.

"Gravitant is a leader in enabling system integrators, VARs, and larger
enterprises to transform how they manage an IT supply chain that leverages
cloud computing services through our cloud services brokerage and management
platform," said Mohammed Farooq, Chairman and CEO, Gravitant. "As a major,
global IT services provider, General Dynamic Information Technology is leading
this transformation to a next generation IT supply chain that is demand

About Gravitant

Based in Austin Texas, Gravitant ( provides technology
solutions that help enterprise IT organizations effectively meet business
needs by optimizing their IT supply chain. We enable the pragmatic consumption
of private and public cloud services to help enterprises achieve agility,
responsiveness, service levels and cost optimization across multiple cloud
service providers. Gravitant’s cloudMatrix presents users with a
singleunified interface which can be used to design, order, provision and
control private, public and hybrid cloud services in an end-to-end process
that can bedynamically recalibrated at any time. cloudMatrix can be
white-labeled by systems integrators, service providers, and enterprises.

About General Dynamic Information Technology

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics
Information Technology ( provides information technology, systems
engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in
the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security,
intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors. With
approximately 21,000professionals worldwide, the companydelivers IT
enterprise solutions, manageslarge-scale, mission-critical IT programs and
provides mission support services. General Dynamics Information Technology is
a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).

(1) “A Quick Look at Cloud Computing in Government, 2012”, Gartner Research,
March 2012.


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