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Parabon's Frontier Grid Platform Software Now Available on Carahsoft's GSA Schedule

New Partnership Enables U.S. Government Agencies to Increase ROI of IT Infrastructure

Reston, VA (PRWEB) February 18, 2010 -- Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider, today announced a partnership with Parabonâ Computation, a veteran provider of extreme-scale grid computing software and services. Carahsoft is placing Parabon on its General Services Administration (GSA) schedule and will also provide proactive sales and marketing of Parabon’s flagship product, the Frontier® Grid Platform.

“Carahsoft has a widely respected line of software solutions and a great reputation among its customers for exceptional service,” said Dr. Steven Armentrout, Parabon founder and chief executive officer. “I’m confident that through this partnership we will deliver game-changing solutions and tremendous value to growing range of government organizations.”

Already in use managing some of the largest computational grids in the federal government, Frontier dramatically increases the ROI of existing enterprise or cloud infrastructures. The software securely and unobtrusively harnesses the idle, otherwise wasted capacity of an organization’s IT assets – on average 90% – and uses it to deliver high-performance computation as a service. Frontier’s scalability and price-performance advantages over dedicated hardware solutions enable its users to significantly reduce, the time and cost required to complete data-heavy, compute-intensive or distributed command and control calculations.

“We’re pleased to add Parabon’s products to our GSA schedule and to our extensive portfolio of Intelligence and Cloud Computing solutions ,” says Craig P. Abod, Carahsoft’s President, “Parabon offers a tremendous ROI and is trusted by even the most demanding customers in the public sector where the need for secure, affordable extreme-scale computation is so critical.”

About Parabon
Parabon is a veteran provider of grid computing software and solutions, delivering affordable, extreme-scale Computation on Demand® to customers across a wide variety of market sectors, including the US Department of Defense and Intelligence Community. A year after its 1999 founding, the company launched its flagship product, the Frontier® Grid Platform – a software solution that aggregates computational capacity of existing IT resources and delivers it as a flexible and scalable utility service. Frontier can be deployed internally, harnessing the excess computing power of an organization's existing enterprise assets. It can also be deployed across a virtualized data center, providing a complementary high-performance computing (HPC) service atop cloud computing infrastructures. Finally, customers can tap into the power of the Parabon Computation Grid, the company’s online utility computing service. Parabon has a growing line of grid applications.

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About Carahsoft
Carahsoft Technology Corp. is the trusted Government IT solutions provider, combining technological expertise with a thorough understanding of the government procurement process to help federal, state and local government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value. As a top-ranked GSA Schedule Contract holder, Carahsoft is the largest government partner and serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed vendors. The company’s dedicated Solutions Divisions support proactive sales, marketing and delivery of Symantec, Data Domain, VMware, Adobe, Open Source, HR, HP Software, Intelligence, and SAP.

Carahsoft is consistently recognized by its partners as a top revenue producer and is listed among the industry’s fastest growing firms by VAR Business, CRN, Inc., Washington Technology, and the Washington Business Journal. In 2009, Carahsoft was ranked among the top ten companies by total revenue on the Inc.500 list of privately held companies, and received the VAR Business Top Revenue Generator Award. Visit us at

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