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Hyper Converged Integrated Systems
ClassificationContract TypeManagerPhone#
Information TechnologyStateTermAlicia Pearson803.737.3224

A hyper converged integrated system (HCIS) leverages software-defined storage to aggregate local direct attached storage (DAS) of x86 server(s) into a shared pool of highly available storage capacity and utilizes software-defined compute via a hypervisor to make compute workloads portable and highly available. This results in a distributed, modular network of teamed servers (individually referred to as “nodes” and when combined collectively referred to as a “cluster”) that deliver both storage capacity and compute power. A single management platform collectively manages and controls the storage and compute functions and provides additional data services. HCIS can be used to replace or complement legacy infrastructure consisting of separate servers, storage networks, and storage arrays. HCIS can be expanded through the addition of nodes to the base unit to add capacity and performance.

Hyper Converged Integrated Systems
Start Date: 07/07/2018  |  End Date: 07/06/2023
Solicitation#: 5400014465
  • Governmental bodies (as defined in §11-35-310(18)) must have a Division of Technology approved IT Plan prior to making any purchase over $50,000 utilizing either of these contracts.
  • Agencies governed by the requirements of 2017 S.C. Act No. 97, Part 1B, Section 117.121 should reference and must adhere to the Hyper Converged Integrated Systems Security and Architecture Review Board (SARB) Standard accordingly. All SARB standards can be viewed here.
  • All final quotes must be explicitly approved by the Procurement Officer in writing prior to issuing a Purchase Order.
  • “Proof of concept” demonstrations are available at no cost to UGUs. If you are interested, contact the account representatives to determine the appropriate type and duration.
  • UGU should require the Contractor disable any “Call Home” features when necessary to mitigate the risk of sensitive data disclosure.

Independent Software Licensing Agreements have already been entered between the State and each of the Licensors, EMC (VxRail) and Nutanix. These agreements apply to all South Carolina Governmental Bodies (as defined by S.C. Code Ann. § 11-35-310(18)), excluding an entity exempted from the South Carolina Consolidated Procurement Code by S.C. Code Ann. § 11-35-710 (“Exempt Entity”). An “Enrollment Agreement for South Carolina Public Entities” must be signed by each Exempt Entity and Public Procurement Unit (as defined by SC Code Ann, §11-35-4610(5)) wishing to be a participant and countersigned by the Licensor. The Contractors are required to provide a copy of the enrollment agreement to requesting entities and facilitate the execution by all parties prior to providing any software.
Vendor: Lenovo Global Technology (United States) Inc
Contract#: 4400018985
Vendor#: 7000246822
Address: 8001 Development Dr. Morrisville, NC 27560

HCIS Platform: Nutanix
Hardware: Lenovo

Category Discount Off List Price
Lenovo HX Appliances / Nutanix Software & Support 37.5%
VMware Hypervisor Licensing & Support 20%
Services 22%

To order Lenovo ThinkAgile HX/Nutanix, please call or email the field sales team to schedule a project-planning meeting. Once sizing, system configuration, and quoting activities are complete, Lenovo ThinkAgile HX appliances, warranties, and services may be ordered directly from Lenovo or through one of the named Lenovo ThinkAgile HX resellers listed on the State Contract.


Alex Meade, Account Executive
(910) 315-8880

Ronnie McCoy, Inside Account Executive
(919) 723-8925
Approved Subcontractors
  • CDWG
200 N Milwaukee Ave
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Vendor Number: 7000033346
Subcontract Number: 4400019861
Point of Contact: Kyle Irwin
Email: kyleirw@cdw.com
Phone: (847) 371-6090
  • Data Network Solutions
629 Lake Tide Drive
Chapin, SC 29036
Vendor Number: 7000035473
Subcontract Number: 4400019849
Point of Contact: Fred Reavis
Email: freavis@datanetworksolutions.com
Phone: (803) 932-9915
  • eGroup Holding Company, LLC
PO Box 38
Mount Pleasant, SC 29465
Vendor Number: 7000208493
Subcontract Number: 4400021427
Point of Contact: Jeff Thomas
Email: Jeff.Thomas@eGroup-us.com
Phone: (843) 737-9005
  • 5S Technologies
121 Edinburgh South Drive, Suite 205
Cary, NC 27511
Vendor Number: 7000289424
Subcontract Number: 4400025547
Point of Contact: Les Roach
Email: les.roach@5Stechnologies.com
Phone: (919) 364-9400
  • SHI International Corp
290 Davidson Avenue
Somerset, NJ 08873
Vendor Number: 7000178284
Subcontract Number: 4400023957
Point of Contact: JP Witt
Email: john_witt@shi.com or carolinateam@shi.com
Phone: (800) 211-0831
Vendor: Ahead Inc
Contract#: 4400026925
Vendor#: 7000287355
Address: 227 W 4th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

HCIS Platform & Hardware: VxRail

Category Discount Off List Price
Hardware, Software, Maintenance, & Support 37.5%
Freight & OEM Training Pass Through
Volume Pricing Discount ($100-250K) Additional 1%
Volume Pricing Discount ($250-500K) Additional 2%
Volume Pricing Discount ($500K - $1M) Additional 3%
Volume Pricing Discount ($1 M+) Additional 4%

Rank Rate Title
P6 $400 Converged Chief Engineer
P5 $325 Converged Principal Engineer
P4 $225 Sr. Converged Engineer
P3 $175 Converged Engineer
P2 $130 Assc. Converged Storage Engineer II
P1 $80 Assc. Converged Storage Engineer I

To order VxRail, please call or email the Account Executive to schedule a planning meeting. Once sizing, system configuration, and quoting activities are complete, order directly from Ahead, Inc only.

Contact: Walt Kelley
Phone#: 704-996-1456
Email: walter.kelley@ahead.com