Defense Department's $500 Million Cloud To Go Live In February

Nextgov: The company building a $500 million cloud computing infrastructure for the Defense Department announced Friday that it will go live on Feb. 1, three months ahead of schedule.

Officials from Virginia-based CSRA told Nextgov that the private cloud—dubbed milCloud 2.0—will have “15 to 20” defense and military customers ready to move unclassified data and applications to the cloud next month as part of three-year contract the company snagged last year.

By 2019, CSRA expects to be ready to host classified Defense and military data worldwide—which could include everything from drone feeds to personnel data—currently accessible through the department’s Secret Internet Protocol Router Network.

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