Juniper Networks Federal Partnership Series: Q&A with ThunderCat’s VP of Sales David Schlosser
Jan 19, 2016
Here at Juniper, we understand the importance of corporate partnerships for improving government agencies and ensuring that they are equipped with the most innovative technologies. That’s why we proudly partnered with ThunderCat Technology, a service-disabled veteran owned small business that delivers technology services and solutions to the federal government. We worked with ThunderCat on our most recent Department of Defense (DoD) award to help the Air Force replace and modernize its network infrastructure, and support the transportation of critical traffic across its global bases.
I recently sat down with David Schlosser, vice president of sales at ThunderCat, to discuss the Air Force contract wins and learn more about ThunderCat and its mission.
Q: Can you tell us a little bit about ThunderCat and its conception? How long has it been in business, how many employees do you have, and what are your primary services? ThunderCat has 49 employees and has been in business since 2008. ThunderCat is a Value Added Reseller focusing on sales to the Federal Government in the data center. Our focus areas are Networking, Data Storage and Cyber Security. We pride ourselves on being trusted advisors and helping our customers meet and exceed their mission goals.
Q: ThunderCat’s mission is to make the United States a better and safer place. Can you talk more about this mission and how it affects how ThunderCat selects its partners? Our mission is to be recognized by the Federal Government as the premier provider of information technology. ThunderCat constantly looks at emerging technologies, focusing on best of breed partners. Our sole mission is to find the best technologies that can help make our customer environments safer and easy to manage.
Q: As a Service-Disabled, Veteran Owned Small Business, protecting the warfighter is undoubtedly something you take very seriously. Can you describe the work you’ll be doing, in partnership with the other contractors on the project, to enable these warfighters? The Base Information Transfer Infrastructure (BITI) program office awarded three contracts to ThunderCat Technology, aimed at recapitalizing critical network components.
The Air Force network infrastructure that BITI provides affects every single Airman. It allows service members to communicate via email, and access mission-critical applications. We have partnered with Four Points Communication Services to deliver on the recapitalization of critical network infrastructure to support the US Air Force. Team ThunderCat Technology is responsible for upgrading the Air Force's cyber infrastructure and providing hard-wired network capabilities to 175 active duty, Reserve and Air National Guard bases worldwide.
ThunderCat Technology proudly supports the Air Force's mission of protecting critical cyber infrastructure to enable a secure and sustainable network.