PARIS – Thales in Paris is introducing the secure Nexium Defence Cloud -- a private cloud computing infrastructure to improve the operational efficiency and trusted computing capability of military forces.
With its Defence Cloud, Thales proposes secure end-to-end hosting of data and applications. Users ranging from commanders in the home country to units deployed in theaters of operation can access data in complete privacy in a dedicated environment that takes advantage of Thales cyber security expertise.
Hyperconnectivity on the battlefield promises to create new capabilities to gather, share, and process large volumes of data in real time, Thales officials say. As threat environments evolve, armed forces units will be able to respond immediately, and sometimes simultaneously, to any situation that may arise in future conflicts.
In recent years, cloud services have changed the day-to-day lives of businesses and individuals, driving the development of a whole range of applications to address new use cases. Organizations with a real need to share content can now remain connected at all times from any type of terminal or device. The armed forces share the same requirements.
The cloud solutions in use today for civil applications are not appropriate for deployed forces. They require unlimited bandwidth that armed forces do not have in the field. The Thales Defence Cloud is a sovereign solution designed for constrained environments, enabling deployed forces to conduct their missions in total autonomy in the theater of operations.
The Nexium Defence Cloud solution is comprehensive and modular. A range of configurations is possible to accommodate very high-capacity, readily expandable infrastructure networks for headquarters all the way down to an all-in-one box that transforms a forward operating bases into new cloud nodes in a matter of hours.
This ability to interconnect systems and devices quickly and easily within ad-hoc command structures and organizations boosts mission effectiveness with no trade-off in security. Equipment and applications can be deployed, configured, and updated remotely so that the armed forces can focus on their core missions.
For more information contact Thales online at www.thalesgroup.com.
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