Carahsoft Partners with Google Cloud to Support NIH Initiative

Reston-based IT services provider Carahsoft will partner with Google Cloud to boost a National Institutes of Health (NIH) initiative.

The partnership will provide Google Cloud services to support the NIH’s Science and Technology Research Infrastructure for Discovery, Experimentation, and Sustainability (STRIDES) Initiative, Carahsoft announced today (Nov. 29).

The initiative aims to reduce economic and technological barriers for accessing and computing on large biomedical datasets.

The NIH Institutes and Centers support researchers at more than 2,500 academic and research institutions.

The institutions’ data have traditionally been stored and made available via public repositories or at local institutions — a model that has become straining as data from research projects grows. “This makes it difficult for the research community attempting to integrate, analyze and share biomedical data sets,” according to the press release.

Carahsoft’s work with Google Cloud is meant to address those challenges by making high-value data more accessible through the cloud.

Google Cloud computing solutions will be available to the NIH and its designated recipients, and the NIH will work with the research community to develop policies utilizing the solutions.

The partnership to support the initiative will help accelerate the research institutions’ goal of enhancing health, lengthening life and reducing illness and disability, Terry Drinkwine, vice president of the Google Cloud team at Carahsoft, said in a statement.

Founded in 2004, the company is located at 1860 Michael Faraday Drive #100.

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