U.S. Communities


One Cloud, Any Application, Any Device

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VMware's cloud infrastructure and business mobility solutions break the bonds that tie IT systems and end-user environments to physical hardware, providing both IT and the business greater efficiency, agility and control. VMware is the recognized leader in virtualization and automation of compute, networking and storage resources from the desktop to the data center and to the cloud. Our technologies and the open standards they support provide a powerful foundation enabled by "One Cloud, Any Application, Any Device"-our brave new IT architecture.


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State & local governments are no longer run from behind a desk. Today's savvy government involves field-based, office-based remote and contract personnel that require "anytime, anywhere, any device access to apps and information to better "Secure the City". In this environment, devices and worker roles present many new challenges that are modernizing the way government manages technology services. The user demand for mobility; real-time information sharing; and continuous, consistent access must be balances with agency requirements for cost management and cyber-security risk mitigation.

VMware AlwaysOn Workplace solution for state and local government provides a proven, reliable, flexible, secure and cost effective solution to deliver desktops, applications and data as a non-stop service. The solution solves mobility, cyber security and collaboration challenges so that state & local government workers can better serve and protect their citizens.

Using VMware Horizon Suite, government IT teams can transition field worker desktops, applications and data from computing silos into centralized, secure, IT-managed services. Horizon Suite includes virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), a self-service application catalog, and file access along with centralized management tools providing agencies and departments secure access to the information workers need from one device, anytime, anywhere so they can better protect and serve the public, while maintaining the security and control IT requires.

Real World Example

Human/Social Service (Case Workers)

  • HHS needs to support case workers in the field on multiple devices, including BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), with limited budgets

  • Helping field workers with records collaboration and health exchanges

  • Enable case workers to increase reach and better serve the members of the community who need it most

VMware solution provides HHS with the highest government standards to empower case workers mobile access to real-time essential data on any device, anywhere in the field to better serve the community, increasing productivity while on a more cost effective secure solution.

Key Business Challenges solved

Flexible Mobility

  • Empower users with access to apps and data anywhere, on any device
  • Real-time information collaboration
  • Roam desktop session in state from device to device

High Availability

  • Continuous and efficient access to critical apps and information
  • Disaster recovery and compliance with continuity of operations standards
  • Increased worker productivity


  • Minimize risk by centrally securing sensitive data and applications behind agency firewalls, so that no data is on the device in the event of a security breach
  • Strong authentication ensures compliance with high government security standards
  • Reduced risk of cyber-attacks to citizens and agencies

Management/Cost Efficiency

  • Cut capital and operational costs by streamlining provisioning and management of desktop and mobile devices
  • Extend the life of existing hardware
  • Increased worker productivity and reduce resolution time
  • Allows for flexible capacity as needed

Customer References

"We're averaging about $1.2 million per year in savings just on productivity that we've gained because we've empowered then with the Horizon product and given them the mobility factor."

­–Cliff Dupuy, Director of Technical Services

"We have a lot of people out fixing water and sewer lines, providing services to the tourists, keeping the streets safe and more. Their jobs require information technology just like office workers, but it's been difficult to give them good access out in the field. Now we're making great strides using VMware Horizon View to provide field workers with access to virtual desktops."

–Rick Wall, Director of Information Services City of North Myrtle Beach

Getting Started

Getting Started 

To utilize VMware through the Insight Public Sector technology solutions contract, you must be registered as a participating agency with U.S. Communities. There is no cost for membership, no user fees or commitments. U.S. Communities is open to states, state agencies, counties, cities, schools, colleges and universities, non-profit organizations and special districts. If you are already registered, please contact Insight Public Sector.

Placing an Order with Insight Public Sector

 Web: www.ips.insight.com/uscommunities 
 Tel. No. (800) 546-0578
 Email: uscommunities@insight.com

  1. To place an order online, you must first have an account with Insight and a web login ID and password. If you do not have a login ID, please contact your sales representative by phone or email to request one.
  2. Once you have your login information, visit www.ips.insight.com/uscommunities to enter in your user ID name and password.
  3. To locate a product, click on the product categories at the top of the page, or enter the manufacturer’s part number or keyword in the Search box. To select a product to order, click on Add to Order. Please contact your sales team if you cannot locate an item on our site and/or for volume pricing. 
  4. Once you have finished shopping, proceed to the checkout screens and follow the instructions as needed to complete your order.


VMware products and services are competitively priced through the Insight Public Sector contract. Insight Public Sector's competitively-solicited U.S. Communities contract assures you of Insight’s best overall government pricing on our broad portfolio of products and IT service solutions.


Is the Insight Public Sector contract competitively-solicited?
The U.S. Communities technology contract was awarded after the lead public agency, Fairfax County, Virginia, completed a competitive solicitation and thorough evaluation process and is available for nationwide use. VMware was named in the award under Insight Public Sector. For additional contract details, please see the Insight Public Sector contract.

If my agency already has an account with Insight Public Sector, do I need to set up a new account? 
No. Contact your Insight Public Sector Account Manager to have the U.S. Communities program linked to your existing account. 

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