Navy to begin afloat network pilot using mini clouds at sea

The Navy is beginning a pilot program in the spring aimed at modernizing its afloat network architecture.

The “compile-to-combat in 24 hours” pilot aims to separate presentation, application and data layers, Rear Adm. Danelle Barrett, director of the Navy Cyber Security Division, said during a Feb. 8 presentation at the annual AFCEA West conference in San Diego, California.

Barrett said the service wants to prevent the need to reach back to servers ashore to gain access to personnel databases or even sensor data that might be operationally relevant or critical for commanders. The vision, using a network architecture template that was created 17 years ago, is for a mini data cloud on that ship.

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