Accession Number : AD1016956

Title :   Assessing the Use of Tactical Clouds to Enhance Warfighter Effectiveness

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Sphyrna Security Inc. Kanata, ON Canada

Personal Author(s) : Magar,Alan

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Report Date : 01 Apr 2014

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : Tactical clouds provide a means to extend cloud computing to the tactical environment, in order to effectively move information processing closer to the warfighter. While tactical clouds cannot address the problems (e.g., limited bandwidth, unreliable connections) associated with tactical communications, they do enable warfighters to operate somewhat autonomously by providing a capability to both process data and retrieve historical data locally. They also extend the capabilities of warfighters by providing enhanced functionality not normally available at the edge of tactical networks. This report examined, and assessed, four tactical cloud architectures in order to determine the extent to which cloud computing can effectively be deployed to the tactical edge.

Descriptors :   cloud computing , situational awareness , warfare , uncertainty , military capabilities , military tactics , operational effectiveness , canada

Subject Categories : Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE