Virtualization of System of Systems Test and Evaluation
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY
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Virtualization is the use of a software application to emulate the physical performance of a computer, including the central processing unit CPU, storage network device, random access memory RAM, and operating system OS through executable data files. The virtualization software application allows for multiple virtual machines to exist on a single set of physical hardware. This technology can increase the flexibility of the hardware while reducing hardware configuration time. Virtualization technology will improve the Department of Defense DoD system of systems SoS test and evaluation TE process. The implementation of virtualized systems within SoS will create three primary benefits. First, test personnel can improve configuration management for all component systems. Second, test personnel can reduce test environment setup time. Third, test personnel can improve the scalability of SoS architectures. The success of a DoD information system depends on its ability to meet the established criteria of cost, schedule, and performance. By appropriately integrating virtualization technology into the SoS TE process, system program managers can improve the likelihood of meeting these criteria.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Computer Systems
- Military Forces and Organizations