Navy Develops Cloud Environment for Big Data Computing

Jeff Brody

The Office of Naval Research is working to develop a cloud platform that would address computing challenges that come the increase of data sources. ONR partnered with the U.S. Navy's small business innovation research program to create Cloud-to-Edge, a cloud computing environment designed to facilitate big data processing for warfighters, the service branch said Tuesday.

Sailors and marines operating on land, air and sea domains would use CTE to develop combat systems, test software and scale simulations. CTE also supports decision making, assessments and training to boost warfighter readiness.

The cloud platform also builds on the Automated Test and Re-Test system to accelerate the delivery of software-based functions. The Navy demonstrated ATRT's functions with the Aegis Virtual Twin project, an effort to deploy a virtual version of the Aegis weapon system as a digital counterpart.

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