Accession Number : ADA571208


Title :   Marine Corps Private Cloud Computing Environment Strategy


Corporate Author : HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS WASHINGTON DC COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS AND COMPUTERS (C4) DIRECTORATE


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a571208.pdf


Report Date : 15 May 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 17


Abstract : The Marine Corps is implementing a private cloud computing environment (PCCE) with the intent of alignment of its enterprise processes to programs of record and ensuring technical solutions are mission oriented and geographically informed. The Marine Corps PCCE services will provide access from anywhere across the Marine Corps information environment at any time, via the Marine Corps Enterprise Network (MCEN) to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can rapidly be provisioned and released with reduced management effort. The Marine Corps PCCE will provide access to applications and data to all Marines, in garrison and forward deployed environments through Marine Corp s programs and initiatives. This cloud environment will host applications and provide federated enterprise services (see Appendix II) in a fashion that enhances the operational capabilities and effectiveness of a knowledge based force. The federated shared environment will improve operational effectiveness by providing forward deployed forces the ability to reach cloud services when reachback is available. This will also allow them to operate autonomously when reachback is unavailable. Federation achieves effectiveness. Efficiencies will be achieved through informed and judicious implementation, resulting in a reduced total cost of IT ownership. Enterprise cloud services will be distributed by the MCEN (transport) and provided via MCEITS and other PORs, which are elements of the Marine Corps Information Technology Environment. The USMC Cloud Strategy is rooted in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Definition of Cloud Computing and the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy. The foundational enabler for the USMC Cloud Strategy is the Marine Corps Enterprise Information Technology Services (MCEITS), which establishes the Marine Corps guidance for synchronizing current Marine Corps IT programs.


Descriptors :   *CLOUD COMPUTING , *COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS , COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS , COMPUTER NETWORKS , MARINE CORPS OPERATIONS , MARINE CORPS PLANNING


Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Command, Control and Communications Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE