DLT secures $133.4m BPA to provide Red Hat solution to US Department of Navy

19 February 2017 (Last Updated February 19th, 2017 18:30)

US-based DLT Solutions has entered a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) with the US Department of Navy (DON) to deliver its Red Hat software and related services.

US-based DLT Solutions has entered a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) with the US Department of Navy (DON) to deliver its Red Hat software and related services.

The $133.4m BPA has been signed for a period of five years, and covers one base ordering period for one year and four one-year optional ordering periods through December 2021.

DLT Solutions Enterprise Platforms senior director Joe Perrino said: “This is a great win for DLT and Red Hat that will allow the navy and Marine Corps to access leading open source technology while optimising the procurement and management of the software through DLT’s Software Programme Centre (SPC).

“With DLT’s market leading expertise and long-standing relationship with Red Hat, the DON will be able to achieve mission-critical objectives and demonstrate the ease of bringing information technology (IT) to federal agencies.”

"With DLT’s market leading expertise, the DON will be able to achieve mission-critical objectives and demonstrate the ease of bringing information technology (IT) to federal agencies."

The current deal covers an enterprise license agreement (ELA) that entitles DON to Red Hat Enterprise Linux add-ons, as well as management and provisioning tools such as Red Hat Satellite.

The US naval department intends to continue to use DLT’s SPC in order to ensure effective ELA management, which channels the power of the DLT Customer Portal and a comprehensive programme lifecycle management (PLM) methodology designed to meet agency compliance, asset inventory and reporting needs.

DLT Solutions serves as Red Hat's government reseller, and offers the complete portfolio of Red Hat software, as well as consulting and training services.