Marine Corps Private Cloud Computing Environment Strategy
HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS WASHINGTON DC COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS AND COMPUTERS (C4) DIRECTORATE
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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.
- Computer Systems
- Command, Control and Communications Systems