New US success for city software development firm

David Richards, president and chief executive of WANdisco
David Richards, president and chief executive of WANdisco
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WANdisco has clinched a deal with one of the top suppliers of Information Technology to the US government.

The deal comes days after the Sheffield and Silicon Valley-based software company achieved a major breakthrough for its “Big Data” systems in the US health sector.

Big Data applications include analysing economic trends, combating disease and predicting the weather, where the amount of data is so large that it cannot be stored and manipulate locally on desktop computers.

WANdisco also develops systems that allow software developers in different locations around the world to work together on enterprise-wide projects by ensuring that they are always working on the most up to date version of the software.

Both products will now be marketed and sold directly by Carahsoft Technology Corporation to US federal agencies

Carahsoft is the US government’s trusted IT solutions provider and top-ranked General Services Administration Schedule Contract holder, which means it acts as a single source for many ‘ best-of-breed’ suppliers and developers of software and consultancy services.

WANdisco executive chairman, David Richards, said: “This partnership provides us with significant access to the US government market.”

TCarahsoft’s chief executive, Craig Abod, said: “We believe this partnership will bring significant value to both companies and enable Federal Government Agencies to easily find and purchase WANdisco’s products and services.