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Army to Launch Pilot Program for Hybrid Cloud Adoption in September; Lt. Gen. Robert Ferrell Comments

cloudITThe U.S. Army plans to introduce a pilot program in September at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama in an effort to migrate the service branch’s data to a hybrid cloud environment, the Army reported Thursday.

David Vergun writes the military branch will start the three-year pilot program once the vendor selection process is completed.

The Army will implement a commercially-operated, on-premises cloud platform, consolidate 11 data centers at Redstone Arsenal and share insights with the Defense Department and other service branches as part of the pilot program, Vergun reports.

Lt. Gen. Robert Ferrell, Army chief information officer, said at an Association of the U.S. Army-hosted event Thursday that the pilot program is part of DoD’s cloud adoption efforts.

The Army aims to consolidate hundreds of data centers into four data facilities in continental U.S. and six overseas by fiscal year 2025 and has initiated efforts to implement the Joint Regional Security Stacks program in order to remove legacy information technology networks at military bases, he noted.

Ferrell also cited the service branch’s efforts to move its IT infrastructure to Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system, according to the report.

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