Navy seeks to use cloud storage to deliver software tools quickly to the fleet for shipboard networking

May 3, 2021
Developers will use cloud-hosted environments to create, test, and deploy containerized software to ships without having to step aboard a vessel.

SAN DIEGO – Members of the U.S. Navy’s shipboard networking team want to deliver software to sailors quickly by using cloud computing and cloud storage. Defense News reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

3 May 2021 -- As part of the network, called the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services, Navy officials want to increase sailors’ access to software tools. To test the software and train sailors on CANES, the service is turning to digital twin platforms that replicate the network infrastructure aboard a ship.

Navy information technology experts are switching as much of Navy software to cloud storage as possible to reduce reliance on physical lab environments and enabling increased collaboration among dispersed teams.

The service is using the cloud to test the integration of software applications before installing them on a ship and using digital twins that represent aircraft carriers Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt to enable continuous development, verification, troubleshooting, configuration control, and virtual training.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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