Texas DIR Cloud Services Contract
Contract Number DIR-TSO-4232
We offer cloud services and professional services in the form of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS) and Miscellaneous as a Service (MaaS) and Cloud Broker Services. The services we offer are through Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, Equinix, Redhat and Oracle. Contracts may be used by state and local government, public education, other public entities in Texas, as well as public entities outside the state. Resellers are not available for this contract.
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Provides access to networking features, computers (virtual or on dedicated hardware), and data storage space. Infrastructure as a Service provides the highest level of flexibility and management control over IT resources.
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Allows end-users to manage the underlying infrastructure (usually hardware and operating systems) and enhances focus on the deployment and management of applications. Includes resource procurement, capacity planning, software maintenance, patching, or any of the other undifferentiated heavy lifting involved in running your application.
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Offers a completed product that is run and managed by the service provider. In most cases, people referring to SaaS are referring to end-user applications (such as web mail). With a SaaS offering the service is maintained and the underlying infrastructure is manged automatically.
Miscellaneous as a Service
Includes collaboration, security and compliance, data analytics, data management, testing/deployment, monitoring, managed desktop services, multimedia, and workflow/electronic signature.