VA RFP: Infrastructure as a Managed Service (IaaMS)

Notice ID: 36C10B21R0001

VA seeks an Infrastructure as a Managed Service (IaaMS) solution for storage and compute infrastructure at facilities across the United States and abroad. The IaaMS solution consists of all hardware, software, and services provided in response to this PWS and shall be utilized to replace existing storage and compute platforms as they reach end of life (EOL) status. IaaMS will deploy storage and compute infrastructure when and where it is needed. The contract will be leveraged to move VA toward a standardized service delivery model that eliminates application-specific infrastructure silos, leverages cloud-based storage capabilities, and implements industry best practices for storage in geographically dispersed facilities.

In tandem with on-premises hardware, VA intends to use cloud-based storage and compute resources to meet offsite storage requirements. The VA Enterprise Cloud (VAEC) was established by the Enterprise Cloud Solutions Office (ECSO) in 2017, to host cloud computing solutions. In November 2018, VA issued the Cloud First Policy mandating that all new and existing IT solutions be assessed to determine suitability to be offered as an enterprise cloud computing service. The Contractor shall provide on-premises compute and storage hardware for functions the VA determines must remain on-site. The Contractor shall utilize the VAEC for offsite backup and disaster recovery functions.

The IaaMS solution shall initially deploy a Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) Imaging (VI) storage systems solution to 156 VA facilities as detailed in Attachment A – VI Facility-Specific Quantities, Capacities, and Locations. Following the VI initial deployment, it is anticipated that the IaaMS solution for VI shall expand by an additional 220+ petabytes (PB) of capacity over the Period of Performance (POP). Expansion shall be provided via optional tasks for file, block, and object storage using both minimally managed and fully managed services and presented using a variety of storage performance tiers. The IaaMS solution may deploy new compute and storage requirements at up to 306 total VA facilities during the POP.

The Contractor shall initially deploy an IaaMS VI solution to 156 VA facilities as detailed in Attachment A – VI Facility-Specific Quantities, Capacities, and Locations. The Contractor shall perform data migration activities for all VI data currently stored on legacy architecture to the on-premises IaaMS solution and off-premises IaaMS VI cloud disaster recovery repository. The Contractor shall provide all licensing and professional services required to implement a VI cloud disaster recovery repository hosted within the VAEC AWS GovCloud or Azure Government environments. The Contractor shall not be responsible for providing or acquiring cloud-based compute or storage capacity for this contract. VA will furnish VAEC capacity as Government Furnished Equipment (GFE).

The Contractor shall provide additional file, block, and object storage using both minimally managed and fully managed services (Attachment C – IaaMS Storage Modeling Requirements) presented using a variety of storage performance tiers through optional tasks. The Contractor shall provision converged and hyperconverged foundation architectures and compute nodes through optional tasks. This effort also includes optional tasks for ad-hoc professional services and contract transition.

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