CMS Wants to Pool IT Resources Into Virtual Data Center

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking help in building a virtual data center that can pool IT resources from around the country.

CMS wants to establish a group of geographically dispersed, world-class data centers owned and operated by a broad pool of industry partners but under the control of a single procurement vehicle, CMS officials said in a request for proposals issued Dec. 2, seeking contractors who can meet the agency’s requirements. CMS is soliciting proposals to establish multiple-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity task-order contracts.

CMS officials want to integrate contractor-owned data centers in a way that “allows them to function as a unified set of resources that collectively will be referred to as the Virtual Data Center,” according to the solicitation.

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Source: Government Computer News; CMS