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Modelling and Simulation as a Service, Volume 4: Experimentation Report

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Technical Report

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Science and Technology Organization North Atlantic Treaty Organization Neuilly-sur-Seine Cedex France

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M and S as a Service MSaaS is a concept that combines service orientation and the provision of M and S applications via the as-a-service model of cloud computing to enable more composable simulation environments that can be deployed and executed on-demand. NATO MSG-136 investigated the concept of MSaaS and provided technical and organizational foundations to establish the Allied Framework for M and S as a Service within NATO and partner nations. The Allied Framework for M and S as a Service is the common approach of NATO and nations towards implementing MSaaS and is defined by the Operational Concept Document, Technical Reference Architecture, and MSaaS Governance Policies.This document describes the MSG-136 experimentation activities that evaluated the MSaaS concept in two experiments with eight test cases in total. The MSaaS Reference Architecture of MSG-136proved to be valid the technology MSG-136 used was well manageable. The experimentation results demonstrate that MSaaS is capable of realizing the vision that M and S products, data and processes are conveniently accessible to a large number of users whenever and wherever needed.

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  • Computer Programming and Software

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