The U.S. Army plans to award a contract by the end of September or in the first quarter of 2017 to support the service branch’s pilot program that aims to migrate applications from 11 data centers into the cloud, C4ISR & Networks reported Wednesday.
Mark Pomerleau writes Col. Rodney Swann, enterprise architecture chief at the Army Architecture Integration Center, said at an Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association event that work will occur in Redstone Arsenal to serve as a “key component” of the Army’s cloud strategy.
“Once we get the Redstone kicked off and get lessons learned from that, that’s going to inform a lot of how we go forward in cloud computing,” Swann added.
Swann also told C4ISRNET that the Army has identified 25 applications for migration and the service branch aims to reach operational capability in 2017.
The Army announced in July it plans to launch the three-year pilot program to implement a commercially-operated, on-premises cloud platform and consolidate 11 data centers once a vendor has been selected.