SMS Press Releases

SMS Wins the Ace Load Balancer Replacement Task Order

McLean, VA | February 14, 2018 – SMS, a leading IT solutions provider and systems integration firm with over 40 years of experience providing innovative solutions to the federal government announced today their award of the Ace Load Balancer Replacement Effort to support the United States Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (US AFLCMC) based out of Hanscom Air Force Base.

The Ace Load Balancer Replacement Effort Task Order was awarded to SMS on the NETCENTS 2 NetOps and Infrastructure Solutions Small Business Contract for a total award value of $14M. SMS and Partner, F5 Networks (F5), will work collaboratively to engineer, furnish, install and test the F5 Load Balancer solution across 23 AF installations within an 18 month period of performance. SMS and F5 Networks will replace the existing load balancer infrastructure approaching or at the End Of Life/End Of Service (EOL/EOS) with F5 Load Balancers at various AF installations including the Hanscom AF Integration Test Facility (ITF).

Anna Anderson, SMS’ key account lead for the win commented, “SMS looks forward to working with our longtime partners, the AFLCMC and F5 Networks to successfully implement this important technical modernization.”  Luis Laranjeira, SMS’ Executive Vice President for Business Development added, “We’re thrilled to grow our partnership with both F5 and the USAF in their critical mission to protect the warfighter.”

About SMS

SMS is a Veteran Owned business dedicated to making its clients successful by delivering talented people and mission critical, innovative IT solutions. Founded in 1976, the company has expertise in enterprise IT architecture planning, design and implementation; cyber security; data center migration, continuity of operations/disaster recovery planning and deployment; enterprise resource planning; warehousing and logistics; IT systems; strategic management consulting; systems engineering; unified communications; continuous monitoring and wireless solutions.

Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, SMS is ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 20000-1:2011 registered; and CMMI Level 3 DEV and Level 3 SVC appraised. For additional information on SMS, visit


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