Assessing the use of tactical clouds to enhance warfighter effectiveness

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Authors
  1. Magar, A.
  2. Brown, J.D.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Ottawa Research Centre, Ottawa ON (CAN);Sphyrna Security, Kanata ON (CAN)
Abstract
Tactical clouds provide a means to extend cloud computing to the tactical environment, in order to effectively move information processing closer to the warfighter. While tactical clouds cannot address the problems (e.g., limited bandwidth, unreliable connections) associated with tactical communications, they do enable warfighters to operate somewhat autonomously by providing a capability to both process data and retrieve historical data locally. They also extend the capabilities of warfighters by providing enhanced functionality not normally available at the edge of tactical networks. This report examined, and assessed, four tactical cloud architectures in order to determine the extent to which cloud computing can effectively be deployed to the tactical edge.
Keywords
mobile;cloud computing;tactical edge
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2014-C69 — Contract Report
Date of publication
01 Apr 2014
Number of Pages
79
DSTKIM No
CA039177
CANDIS No
539325
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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