Cloud computing has been everywhere recently and, now, cloud technology will be used by NATO to enhance communication and data sharing capabilities for its 28 member nations.
Following the annual conference last month in Brussels, NATO has been gung-ho about restructuring the alliance to meet the needs and challenges of the 21st century.
And, that’s where IBM, a public and private sector cloud technology leader, comes in.
IBM will develop a secure, on-site cloud environment to test and develop network solutions for command, control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance projects, according to a company announcement released today.
“We are pleased to share IBM’s expertise in cloud computing with NATO and explore ways to help this important organization improve their technology capabilities,” said Anne Altman, general manager of IBM’s Global Public Sector division. “Cloud computing has the potential to dramatically improve decision making based on real-time data and lay a strong foundation for greater focus on innovation so that NATO can achieve its complex mission requirements.”
IBM will develop its cloud solution at the Headquarters of the Supreme Allied Commander Transformation in Norfolk, Virginia.