DISA Unveils Three-Tiered Approach to Cloud Computing; John Hale Comments

cloudThe Defense Information Systems Agency has introduced a three-tiered approach for the military’s cloud computing and security network at a summit held July 26 in Washington.

DISA said Wednesday the three-tiered plan consists of traditional computing, on-premise private cloud and off-premise commercial cloud offerings.

The agency unveiled the plan at the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center’s Federal Cloud Computing Summit where John Hale, chief of DISA’s cloud portfolio in the services development directorate, explained the approach.

Hale said many workloads at present require hardware to work and that modernization must continue despite budget constraints.

The second pillar focuses on the DoD’s goal to migrate to the cloud and protect the department’s sensitive data in an on-premise private cloud.

“There are certain workloads we’ve identified as needing to be ‘on our concrete’ from a data ownership and data management perspective,” said Hale.

Hale added that the third pillar can help in the transitions of mission owner’s workloads to a commercial cloud provider.

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