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The Military Recognizes the Advantages of Cloud Computing
Their investments will make it so that even people who don't understand cloud can leverage cloud technologies.
Innovations in IT have been increasing, as more organizations adopt cloud infrastructure to help them reach their goals. It’s an ongoing trend that is proving beneficial for more than single-use cases, as the cloud allows for greater flexibility and the chance to consolidate efforts outside of IT. This direction with technology is now being given serious attention by the U.S. military.
Military Turns to Cloud
It was recently announced that the Department of Defense has approved a partnership with companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and Oracle to help build a new cloud computing network. This multi-cloud strategy is under the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC) and has a budget of $9 billion, with each company bidding for their part.
The original contract was with Microsoft for $10 billion; however, the new multi-cloud strategy has been adopted so the Pentagon can pursue more advanced technologies from the various companies. By diversifying their options, they can enhance flexibility and resiliency, and find the best technologies each company has to offer.
The objective is to expand their cloud capabilities across all defense departments. There has not yet been a cloud solution that can meet the military’s objectives, but the JWCC, with a completion date of 2028, will make this a reality. Access to classified data at all three levels – unclassified, secret, and top secret – will be possible from anywhere the military has operations. A global outreach with faster connections to the information needed by those in the field will be how the military continues to keep pace with technological innovation.
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While you might not need to relay top-secret information across the globe through multiple government departments, there are other benefits to the cloud. Cloud adoption for any organization frees up resources and enables greater innovation, while allowing for incredible scalability, security, and flexibility. To learn how CloudKeySM can help your business, reach out to us today for a consultation.