News Feature | June 23, 2014

NCOIC Develops An Open Process For Multicloud Computing

By Cheryl Knight, contributing writer

NCOIC Multi-Cloud Computing

Recently, the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC) released a press release announcing the company’s efforts to develop a new process for creating inoperability through the use of a multicloud platform. Called the NCOIC Rapid Response Capability (NRRC), the process promotes a cooperative relationship between partners from different companies, agencies, and government entities. Some of the benefits of the initiative include the ability to deploy a multicloud platform in hours, (as opposed to as much as months), a higher level of reliability, and a flexible infrastructure that allows the cloud environment to grow as needed.

Set to be presented at various computing conferences this month by Kevin Jackson, founder of the GovCloud Network, the NCOIC hopes to bring the benefits of the NRRC to the masses. The first conference took place on June 10 at the Cloud Expo in New York, while the other conference Jackson plans on attending, the World Congress of Cloud Computing, is set to take place June 20 in Dalian, China.

The NRRC process is designed to facilitate inoperability across domains and can help make sharing between different groups of users across a variety of different computing domains more secure. “The NRRC process can support a wide range of operational and business needs, like humanitarian assistance, disaster response, supply chain management, and other instances where different groups must come together quickly to address a complex situation or common mission,” Jackson says.

Additionally, NRRC is not specific to any one product, working with application and regional cloud service providers and data repositories, and can lower IT expenses anywhere from 10 to 80 percent. Originally developed for the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, demonstrations of the technology showed how the NRRC process can be used to improve data sharing between nontraditional customers.

By using this new, federated cloud, users can ensure that their information remains secure while they share information quickly and easily.