GDS Company News


Posted on Aug 30, 2018 11:00:00 AM


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 Carahsoft authorizes GDS as a cloud service provider through the NASPO ValuePoint Contract 

within the State of Louisiana

Lafayette, LA, August 30, 2018: Global Data Systems (GDS), a leading managed services provider, announced today that Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider™, has authorized GDS as a cloud service provider through its NASPO ValuePoint contract. The partnership will enable Carahsoft and GDS to bring GDS’ Managed Cloud Services (IaaS, SaaS and Paas) to federal, state and local government agencies and educational institutions in Louisiana and 14 other states. 

GDS services help agencies tackle pressing issues ranging from modernizing outdated legacy technology, leveraging big data and deploying enterprise mobility. Specifically, GDS Managed Cloud Services address:

  • Lack of overhead to fix and manage major issues and hardware within an IT department
  • Decreased deployment application efficiency
  • High cost of investing equipment and storage
  • Lack of IT personnel training to stay on top of ever-changing technology

“GDS is a unique cloud provider, offering Managed Services to State of Louisiana customers to assist in addressing their most challenging IT requirements.” Tim Boltz, Sales Director, Carahsoft.

“We could not be more excited to join in this partnership with Carahsoft. Their proven track record of providing superior service and always ensuring customers are first really fits well with our company’s core focus. We are equally excited to be able to expand our offerings to state agencies and to aid them in simplifying the complexity of managing aging data center infrastructure by replacing it with our Managed Private Cloud Services.” Wade Berzas, Vice President of Sales, Global Data Systems


About Global Data Systems

Global Data Systems is a full-service Managed IT company who, for more than 30 years, has helped people strategically grow their businesses by implementing first class end-to-end IT services and solutions. We provide Managed Secured Connectivity, Voice and Collaboration, Managed IT, Security Services, and Cloud solutions for commercial customers in the Healthcare Services, Oil and Gas, Marine Transportation, and Industrial Construction industries, but it’s our passion for Serving People and Making IT Simple that empowers our customers to reach their potential. You have enough to worry about, we simplify IT so you can focus on your business.

Global Data Systems is headquartered in Lafayette, LA, with additional offices and sales and technical personnel in Baton Rouge, LA, New Orleans, LA, Lockport, LA and Houston, TX. Visit us at or follow us on Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter.

Carahsoft Technology Corp. is The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider™.  As a top-performing government contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed technology vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of manufacturers, value-added resellers, system integrators, and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value.

The company's dedicated Solutions Divisions proactively market, sell and deliver VMware, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec, Veritas, Dell, Adobe, F5 Networks, Google Cloud, ServiceNow, Red Hat, Open Source, Micro Focus Government Solutions, SAP, Salesforce, and Innovative and Intelligence products and services, among others. Carahsoft is consistently recognized by its partners as a top revenue producer, and is listed annually among the industry's fastest growing and largest firms by CRN, Inc., Forbes, Washington Technology, The Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, and SmartCEO. Visit us at or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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If you would like more information about this release, please contact Jamie Guidry, Marketing & Communications at 985.242.5104 or email at

Topics: Managed Cloud Services, PaaS, IaaS, Public Sector, Carahsoft, SaaS