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SMS Partners with Gruntwork to Accelerate Cloud-based Solutions

McLean, VA | May 17, 2022 – SMS announced today that the company is partnering with Gruntwork, Inc. (“Gruntwork”) to accelerate delivery of cloud-based solutions for our Federal Government and commercial customers.

As a systems integrator supporting the Federal Government, SMS provides expert IT services requiring the highest standards and best practices in information security, compliance, and governance. These requirements frequently dictate specialized cloud environments like AWS GovCloud and Azure Government Community Cloud. Gruntwork offers a library of battle-tested, off-the-shelf, commercially supported & maintained infrastructure code for AWS that is used in production by hundreds of companies. SMS leverages those libraries and provides additional code contributions to operationalize the Gruntwork library in AWS GovCloud for our Federal customers.

Andrew Stanley, SMS’ Director of Engineering, commented, “This partnership allows us to expand upon on our existing experience with Terraform and Infrastructure as Code to provide support with the undifferentiated ‘grunt work’ required in all greenfield cloud deployments. With Gruntwork, we can decrease time to value significantly, while remaining focused on the goal of deploying secure production services on the public cloud.”  Josh Padnick, a co-founder at Gruntwork, commented, “When our customers tell us they need to launch in AWS GovCloud, we immediately refer them to SMS. They’ve proven that they know the Gruntwork product and GovCloud, and can execute effectively with both.”

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