Evolving the technology of cloud infrastructure for use in a military mission is one of the challenges IBM will face in designing the Air Force’s cloud computing system. According to SF Gate, the 10-month project will utilize IBM’s stream computing technology for real-time analysis of thousands of data streams that would be used to detect and prevent malicious attacks and system failures.
“After the 10 months, IBM will deliver to the Air Force a number of specific use cases and technical designs of cloud infrastructure that meet military requirements. The Air Force will then decide whether to proceed with a cloud project based on the IBM research. The Air Force could build its own cloud behind the government’s firewall, or use a publicly available cloud service, but McQueeney says it’s more likely the Air Force will choose a private cloud model.”