QOS Networks, a managed network services provider based in Irvine, California, has been selected by the State of California Department of Technology as their SD-WAN deployment and managed solution provider. This is QOS Networks’ first-ever contract in the government sector with SD-WAN services. QOS Networks has been chosen as the sole managed services provider approved for agencies implementing their new SD-WAN solution.
“QOS Networks is dedicated to delivering not just the latest technology solutions, but offering customers a unique and exceptional experience. Working with the State of California is an exciting opportunity not just to bring new solutions to their network, but to deliver their digital transformation,” said Frank Cittadino, CEO of QOS Networks.
In 2019, the State of California identified VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud to be the platform for their network. As a platinum partner of VMware, QOS Networks was eligible to deliver the solutions including orchestration, gateway devices, and edge devices alongside ongoing managed services.
“We are very pleased that the State of California has picked VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud as the platform of choice for their network,” said Sanjay Uppal, vice president and general manager, VeloCloud business unit at VMware. “We look forward to working with our partner QOS Networks to help the State of California realize the full benefits of SD-WAN.”
All CGEN state-run agencies whose MPLS contracts are expiring can implement next-generation SD-WAN solutions with the new contract in place. According to QOS Networks, the company will procure the hardware, design the network configuration, and deploy the solutions onsite for each agency. QOS Networks will procure the hardware, design the network configuration, and deploy the solutions onsite for each agency. The managed service provider will also offer long-term management. It includes network monitoring, troubleshooting, and carrier SLA management.
QOS Networks was selected from a large pool of RFP respondents. QOS Networks will also be working directly with public sector distributor Carahsoft Technology Corp., a dominant expert in technology for the public sector space.