General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), announced today the availability of Amazon Web Services (AWS) through the milCloud 2.0 contract, providing Department of Defense (DoD) mission partners access to an expanded portfolio of secure cloud services. Defense agencies now have another mechanism to quickly and easily move their workloads to AWS through a streamlined contracting process.
A fit-for-purpose, high-security commercial cloud, milCloud 2.0 offers ease of use and affordability for mission-critical applications and data. This solution now allows mission partners to take advantage of the latest technology and innovate more quickly with artificial intelligence, machine learning, cyber sensing and other emerging capabilities. milCloud 2.0 enables the DoD and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to accelerate cloud adoption, simplify acquisition, achieve cost savings and improve mission effectiveness through a single contract.
"We're pleased to announce milCloud 2.0 capabilities are now expanded to also provide mission partners leading cloud services from AWS," said Leigh Palmer, senior vice president of GDIT's defense division. "This aligns precisely with the DoD Hybrid Cloud Strategy and actually simplifies acquisition and choice for the DoD and DISA mission partners."
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Users across the DoD enterprise can leverage the milCloud 2.0 contract for migrations, application modernization and new application development, and can now take advantage of cloud services from AWS in areas such as analytics, edge computing, end user computing and security. With streamlined onboarding via the existing milCloud 2.0 contract, DoD mission partners can swiftly acquire cloud services for a wide variety of workloads.
"Through this collaboration between AWS and GDIT, DoD customers can access leading cloud services from AWS in areas such as compute, storage, database, networking, analytics, machine learning, migration, security, and more," said Dave Levy, vice president of U.S. Government, Nonprofit and Healthcare at AWS. "We look forward to continuing to support the department's modernization efforts and the mission critical needs of our nation's warfighters."
Source: General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD)
Date: Feb 1, 2021
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