AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 18, 2017 — DoubleHorn, a leading Cloud Services Brokerage, announced today that they have been awarded a Texas Department of Information Resources (Texas DIR) SaaS contract. This contract enables DoubleHorn to provide Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to state and local government agencies, public education, and other public entities throughout the state of Texas. The DIR SaaS contract (contract number DIR-TSO-3635) is in effect through December of 2017, with three optional one-year extensions.
Texas DIR contracts simplify the purchasing process for state agencies by eliminating the need to draw up Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and evaluate bid responses. These contracts also offer discounted rates to public entities, ensuring that state and local offices have access to the cutting-edge technology they need at a price the taxpayers can afford.
DoubleHorn’s technology services have benefited the public sector for several years. In 2013 the company was awarded the Texas DIR Cloud Services contract, and in 2015 the Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services Cloud Services contract. These contracts combined with the new SaaS contract allow DoubleHorn to deliver their complete cloud services portfolio to the public sector, both in Texas and beyond (an additional 29 states honor the Texas DIR Contract).
“Over the years we’ve earned a great reputation among Texas state and local governments due to our expertise at addressing their unique IT needs,” said DoubleHorn’s CEO, Tab Schadt. “I know many of our public sector customers will be thrilled that they can now use us for software, in addition to the infrastructure and managed services we’ve been providing to them for years.”
DoubleHorn was founded in Austin in 2005 and offers cloud computing and communication services to both the public and private sector. Their solutions address a wide range of needs including Data Backup and Disaster Recovery, Security & Compliance, Evidence Management and more. Their multi-cloud management platform, BetterClouds, enables users to design, purchase, deploy, monitor, and manage cloud services across multiple providers.