MSaaS Concept and Reference Architecture Evaluation Report
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Neuilly-sur-Seine Cedex France
M and S products are highly valuable to NATO and military organizations, and it is essential that M and S products, data and processes are conveniently accessible to a large number of users as often as possible. Therefore, a new M and S ecosystem is required where M and S products can be more readily identified and accessed by a large number of users to meet their specific requirements. This as a Service paradigm has to support stand-alone use as well as integration of multiple simulated and real systems into a unified simulation environment whenever the need arises. The combination of service-based approaches hereby referred to as Modelling and Simulation as a Service MSaaS is considered to be a very effective approach for composing next generation simulation systems. NATO MSG-136 Modelling and Simulation M and S as a Service Rapid deployment of interoperable and credible simulation environments, was tasked to investigate, propose and evaluate standards, agreements, architectures, implementations, and cost-benefit analysis for incremental implementation of a permanently available, flexible, service-based eco-system to provide more cost effective availability of M and S products, data and processes to a large number of users on-demand.