Dataline, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Successfully Test Cloud Computing With US Navy

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Dataline LLC and Amazon Web Services (AWS) successfully demonstrated a secure cloud computing architecture during the Navy’s Trident Warrior Lab Period. The test showed that a standard shipboard communications infrastructure could be used to manage Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Simple Storage Service (S3). The goal of the test was to validate that a commercial IaaS could support some specific Navy IT requirements.

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As part of the Navy’s annual Trident Warrior exercise, Dataline LLC successfully demonstrated that a standard shipboard communications infrastructure could be used to manage Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Simple Storage Service (S3). Presented during the fall Trident Warrior ’10 (TW ’10) lab period, Dataline’s Secure Cloud Computing proof of concept used a simulated shipboard infrastructure to demonstrate secure access to selected collaboration and geospatial information service (GIS) applications.

The purpose of the experiment was to validate the ability of a commercial Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform to support Department of the Navy (DON) requirements for global connectivity, server failover, and application access. The proof of concept also used SecureParser® as part of the Unisys Stealth architecture to provide “data-in-motion” security. Applications used included Oracle Beehive, ERDAS Apollo and the Joint Forces Command (JFCOM) developed Transverse collaboration suite. According to LCDR Caroline Lahman, Officer-in-Charge Navy FORCEnet San Diego, “The Navy is very interested in exploring cloud computing concepts and their use in the naval tactical environment. We look forward to further testing during the Trident Warrior ’10 lab period in April.”

Bill Gerety, Dataline CEO, highlighted the AWS partnership saying that “Dataline is proud to be exploring the use of secure cloud computing technologies with Amazon Web Services.” After observing the proof of concept, SPAWAR representatives showed similar sentiments, stating that the Navy was actively considering the use of cloud computing technologies as part of its Naval Networks Enterprise-2016 strategy. Trident Warrior ’10 is scheduled to continue with a second lab period in the spring 2010 followed by an at sea demonstration period.

Dataline is a leading transformational technology solutions provider to Department of Defense (DoD) and federal customers. Since 1990, our focus has been to integrate best-in-class technologies to provide robust, cost-effective Information Technology (IT) solutions for organizations of all sizes and missions of all criticalities. In partnership with our customers, we are accelerating the rate of change in the DoD’s transformation to Net-Centric Warfare and progressing America’s capability for total Information Dominance.

Amazon Web Services provides highly scalable computing infrastructure that enables organizations to requisition compute power, storage, and other application services in the cloud. These services are available on demand and customers pay for only what they use. “We’re pleased to be working with Dataline to help the U.S Navy explore how to leverage the benefits of the AWS cloud within their applications,” said Terry Wise, Director of Partner Relations for Amazon Web Services.”

For more information about Dataline’s Cloud Computing initiatives, or a Secure Cloud Computing demonstration, please contact Kevin Jackson at Kevin(dot)Jackson(at)dataline(dot)com or visit http://www.dataline.com

As a source for continuous information on cloud computing in the Federal market space, please visit http://www.dataline.com/soar.htm and http://cloudcomputing.dataline.com

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