Verizon Enterprise Solutions is expanding its partner program to the public sector and has hired Alex Hart to run the effort. The initiative will allow public sector channel providers to offer Verizon branded, enterprise-class services to government agencies across the federal, state and local and education markets.
Alex Hart was previously at VMWare and and Symantec where he often dealt with public sector procurement opportunities.
Verizon’s channel program provides local, state and federal opportunities for systems integrators, resellers, agents and solution providers. The move comes as the company’s cloud platform becomes fully available to public sector clients.
The Verizon Enterprise Solutions’ Enterprise Cloud: Federal Edition is now available on Networx Universal and Enterprise and Washington Interagency Telecommunications System 3, or WITS 3. Qualified state and local organizations will also be able to purchase Verizon cloud services using the WITS 3 contract. The platform is FedRAMP certified.