NATO, IBM team up on cloud, collaboration project

NATO, IBM team up on cloud, collaboration project

Summary: NATO and IBM are teaming up on a project that aims to improve data sharing between the group's 28 member countries.

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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and IBM are teaming up on a project that aims to improve data sharing between the group's 28 member countries.

Under the deal, IBM and NATO will aim to improve data center efficiency as well as information sharing. The partnership will also aim to create a cloud computing model that could be used for other military operations.

The effort will be developed by IBM at the Headquarters of the Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (HQ SACT) in Norfolk, Virginia.

According to the current plan, an on-premise cloud computing project will network together various command, control, surveillance, intelligence and reconnaissance efforts. The aim is to cut the time it takes to roll out new technologies. NATO has been trying to become more nimble and agile.

Specifically, IBM will develop a computing effort to bridge mission processes securely. If IBM's NATO effort is successful, rest assured Big Blue will be taking similar projects to member countries.

Topics: Cloud, Banking, Storage, Servers, IBM, Hardware, Data Centers, Collaboration, CXO, Virtualization

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  • RE: NATO, IBM team up on cloud, collaboration project

    It's "North Atlantic Treaty Organization" not North American.
    PetarP
  • RE: NATO, IBM team up on cloud, collaboration project

    All IBM Employees must have strapped on the knee pads to get involved in this project. IBM is a horrible/wasteful/incompetent Company.
    james347
  • RE: NATO, IBM team up on cloud, collaboration project

    NATO may want to talk to the State of Texas and see how well THAT collaboration/consolidation went... Missed backups, lost backups, 6-18 months for new server provisioning...
    cgf671@...
    • but this is nothing as important

      @cgf671@...
      its not like this is related to global defense and readinesss or anything.
      Ron Bergundy
  • RE: NATO, IBM team up on cloud, collaboration project

    Seeing the terms 'cloud' and 'IBM' juxtaposed just caused the lightbulb to go on: this whole cloud thing is nothing but 1950s-style remote time sharing with a graphical interface instead of a 300 bps teletype.
    Vesicant
  • RE: NATO, IBM team up on cloud, collaboration project

    The Global Information Grid (GIG) is emerging as the next-generation net-centric architecture for making military command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information available as discoverable and callable services to a spectrum of users, software agents, and software systems. To meet information needs of operational commanders, user-centric applications will compose GIG data and services to create a Common Operational Picture (COP), defined in Joint Publication (JP) 3-0
    This was first reported on CROSSTALK The Journal of Defense Software Engineering back in July 2006.
    locomo
  • RE: NATO, IBM team up on cloud, collaboration project

    The Global Information Grid (GIG) is emerging as the next-generation net-centric architecture. This was defined in Joint Publication (JP) 3-0 and reported on CROSSTALK The Journal of Defense Software Engineering back in July 2006.
    locomo
  • RE: NATO, IBM team up on cloud, collaboration project

    The joint force commanders (JFCs) are on fast track to get this project implemented and turned over to NATO.
    locomo
  • RE: NATO, IBM team up on cloud, collaboration project

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