New York State’s Office of General Services has awarded Webair an umbrella manufacturer contract for cloud services. The contract certifies Webair as a choice for local government agencies bidding out contracts for cloud services.
Webair currently serves multiple state-funded organizations, including hospitals, universities and cultural centers.
New York-based Webair has taken full advantage of state programs designed to offer tax and other business incentives to local technology companies, culminating in the contract from OGS. The company is part of the New York Empire State Development (ESD) program and has received 1 megawatt of low-cost hydropower from New York Power Authority’s (NYPA’s) ReCharge NY program. As part of Webair’s acceptance into the programs, the company made a $20 million investment in its Loong Island data center. The investment will be phased in over four years.
Webair provides a managed, private air-gapped cloud infrastructure that government agencies use for maintaining high-security operations and information. The company also operates managed hybrid cloud environments for agencies with public facing information.
New York’s ESD maintains an aggressive portfolio of business initiatives ranging from small business support to large infrastructure projects like statewide broadband expansion or the newly developed Moynihan Station project. The goal of these programs is to attract new industries to the state while working around New York’s reputation for being a high tax area.