The Quilt has a successful history of leveraging the collective purchasing power of its membership and authorized member institutions to purchase advanced networking technology and services at a lower cost. In August of 2015, The Quilt will issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) to select a distribution partner to provide VMware solutions and AirWatch by VMware solutions to our Quilt community using a consortium-based purchasing mechanism.
VMware is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility. The goal of this RFP effort is to identify a distribution partner, which, through its status as a distribution partner for VMware, will provide world class customer support and is willing and able to partner in the delivery of VMware solutions for the publicly-missioned institutions that are supported by our community of research and education networks throughout the United States. The intent of this RFP is to identify and contract with a VMware Distribution Partner which recognizes the wealth of opportunities that exist through constructive partnerships with The Quilt and the research and education networking community.
For more information see: https://www.thequilt.net/programs/vmware-convenience-pricing-program-2/.