Lockheed Martin’s Pilot Project of Cloud Computing Platform for US Air Force to Turn as Full-scale Production

US-airforceThe joint project of Lockheed Martin and US air force for developing the private cloud computing platform for US navy has tested successfully to start production in the month of July, 2014.

GREATRESPONDER.COM – This was announced by the US force this week that the pilot project to develop the private cloud computing platform for US air force has been implemented and tested successfully – and now, they are going to start it as a full scale production project from the next month of this year. It was further informed in the official statement of the US air force that, the pilot project was developed and tested for supporting hybrid cloud computing platform with special emphasis on the security and reliability. This project was launched under the Global Combat Support System Air Force or (GCSS-AF) program, which is based on the collaboration of the Lockheed Martin and the Defense Technology department.

While talking about the features and use of this newly developed cloud computing platform of the US air force, it was informed that, this project would be helpful to run securely and smoothly the websites of the air force, premium gateway for the Air Force enterprises user, running the mission critical applications, and many other defense collaborative programs among the defense department of the USA government. This program would be able to cater as many as 800000 users of the defense organization to provide high level of security, robust reliability and much more.

The program director of GCSS-AF with the US Air Force, Mr. Michael Clark, in his official statement said, “GCSS-AF is focused on continued affordability for its application customers. The cloud pilot enables us to assess the viability of achieving significant cost savings while also increasing war fighter efficiencies.”

Meanwhile, the vice president of enterprise IT solutions with Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions, Angela Heise said, “Migrating to a cloud-based environment introduces on-demand service requests and enables the warfighter to bring the capability to the frontlines with lower start up and maintenance costs.”

It is important to note that Lockheed Martin also helped the US air force recently to start a mobile portal and application data for the US air force staff on their mobile devices. “Both efforts were promising and will help drive the deployment of more mission-critical applications in the cloud for the organization,” added by the Lockheed Martin.

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Tangentia Canada Joins Hands with SoftLayer to Strengthen Cloud Computing Portfolio

A long term partnership of tangentia with IBM has been converted into a strong cloud computing based business relationship with the SoftLayer platform, an IBM cloud company.

GREATRESPONDER.COM – This was announced by the Tangentia Canada yesterday that it is going to extend its long relationship with the IBM into a cloud computing based relationship with IBM’s cloud computing service provider company, the SoftLayer. It was also informed through an official statement that with this partnership with the SoftLayer, Tangentia would be able to expand its cloud portfolios with the IBM subsidiary in the domain of cloud computing services.

“This partnership with the SoftLayer company is initially for only United States and Canada, later it will be extended to other regions of the world,” as maintained by the company through its press release statement. With this partnership, the Tangentia would be in position to offer a wide range of cloud based of SoftLayer to the customers across the USA and Canada. Tangentia would also help customers to accelerate the implementation of the cloud services based on the IBM’s subsidiary. It will also span the SoftLayer based Software as a Service (SaaS) and middleware solutions to the prospective customers.

Meanwhile, the statement also elaborates that the SoftLayer would enhance the cloud computing services’ portfolio of Tangentia by offering the industry grade services to the customers of its partner.

The managing partner at Tangentia Mr. Vijay Thomas, in his statement, said, “Tangentia brings a strong passion for the cloud, that will help IBM middleware and SaaS customers evolve to better meet the needs of an ever-changing world. Tangentia is uniquely positioned to help customers create, identify and capture SoftLayer opportunities based on our development of proprietary cloud offerings like our Tangentia Commerce Gateway (TCG), and deep expertise in IBM software and technologies. Tangentia’s team of more than 50 IBM-dedicated specialists in the United States, Canada & India coupled with our extensive services team, is poised and ready to work with customers to help them leverage the tremendous cloud market opportunity.”

Meanwhile, one of the major Tangentia customers in Canada, Mr. Dominic Leblanc, in his statement maintained that, “We look forward to working with Tangentia as they are our preferred IBM Business Partner to explore how we could take our IBM software stack to the cloud. Tangentia has a proven record of bringing solutions built on software, services and hardware to a global customer base. With the addition of SoftLayer to Tangentia’s portfolio, we look forward to being able to rely on a single reliable partner for end-to-end cloud implementation.”

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IBM to Launch Public Sector Specific Cloud Computing Infrastructure to Expand Business Area

A network of new data centers, robust security mechanism, and the high speed connectivity would provide solid cloud computing infrastructure specially designed for government sector business.

GREATRESPONDER.COM – Another important announcement related to the public sector cloud computing business was made public by the Big Blue yesterday that it is going to start a comprehensive and consolidated cloud computing infrastructure that will be specifically designed for government organizations. This new project is a part of the huge investment – as much as $1.2 billion – of the company to be invested for enhancing the data centers for cloud computing services under the SoftLayer business subsidiary of IBM.

It was further informed in the official statement of the company that the new cloud computing infrastructure would include a series of data centers and high speed internet connectivity between those data centers. The first data center of this series of data centers would be established in the Dallas, TX. According to the statement, the Dallas data center would be online by the June 16, 2014. While the second important data center for government specific services would be established in Ashburn, Virginia; and, it will be online by the fall of this year.

Talking about the features and capabilities of these data centers and connecting network, the statement further informed that the capacity of the government specific data centers would be about 30,000 servers initially; later on, the same would be expanded as per requirements. The speed of the network connectivity would be able to cater as much demand as 2000 gigabytes per second. Both of these data centers would be certified under FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program), and Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). Both of these certifications are the basic requirements for qualifying the space for government agencies and organizations.

The official statement of the company further elaborated about the expansion of the cloud computing infrastructure of the company that the capacity of the SoftLayer would be doubled by the end of year 2014 with as many as 40 data centers across the five continents of the globe. The targeted countries for these data centers are Mexico, Canada, China, India, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK, and the USA.

It is very important to note that many companies, such as – AWS, Mirantis, Google, Azure, and others – are trying hard to get substantial portion of cloud computing business in the public sector.

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