Snowflake Added to NASPO Cloud Solutions Contract, Enabling Local Governments with Data Access
SAN MATEO, Calif., Jan. 7, 2021 — Snowflake, a Data Cloud company, today announced it has been added to the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) ValuePoint Cloud Solutions contract held by Carahsoft Technology Corp. The contract addition enables Carahsoft to provide Snowflake’s Data Cloud technology and platform capabilities to participating states, local governments and educational institutions.
Snowflake is uniquely positioned to help government organizations leverage data as a strategic asset to increase the effectiveness of government programs and improve citizen services. With Snowflake’s platform, organizations can avoid managing infrastructure and focus on putting their valuable data to use. Snowflake’s Secure Data Sharing capabilities help break down data silos within and across public sector organizations, drive collaboration, and deliver easy, fast and secure data access on Snowflake’s single, integrated platform.
NASPO ValuePoint is a cooperative purchasing program facilitating public procurement solicitations and agreements using a lead-state model. The program provides the highest standard of excellence in public cooperative contracting. By leveraging the leadership and expertise of all states and the purchasing power of their public entities, NASPO ValuePoint delivers the highest valued, reliable and competitively sourced contracts, offering public entities outstanding pricing.
“Our addition to the NASPO Valuepoint Cloud Solutions contract opens the door for state and local municipalities to be able to leverage Snowflake’s Data Cloud for mobilizing their data resources to better serve their citizens,” said Snowflake Regional Vice President – Public Sector, Ted Girard. “This announcement is another example of our commitment to helping government organizations realize the most value out of their data.”
Snowflake delivers the Data Cloud — a global network where thousands of organizations mobilize data with near-unlimited scale, concurrency, and performance. Inside the Data Cloud, organizations unite their siloed data, easily discover and securely share governed data, and execute diverse analytic workloads. Wherever data or users live, Snowflake delivers a single and seamless experience across multiple public clouds. Snowflake’s platform is the engine that powers and provides access to the Data Cloud, creating a solution for data warehousing, data lakes, data engineering, data science, data application development, and data sharing. Join Snowflake customers, partners, and data providers already taking their businesses to new frontiers in the Data Cloud. Snowflake.com.