Fusion in a Cloud

Period of Performance: 09/29/2015 - 09/28/2016

$500K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Harmonia, Inc.
2020 Kraft Drive, Suite 2400 Array
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Firm POC
Principal Investigator

Abstract

This work supports a critical and historic step for the Navy to bring the power of cloud technology to the Fleet. The Navy has developed a tailored stack of cloud software using mostly open source packages to fit the type of cloud applications anticipated for Navy users in the Tactical Cloud Reference Implementation (TCRI). TCRI is a research and development product released in media called the Navy Tactical Cloud (NTC). Now PEO C4I is preparing to move TCRI from research to deployment. We investigate the initial costs for PMW 160 to deploy cloud software to the Fleet. We also analyze the ?logistics tail? of ongoing sustainment for crew to perform system administration on the cloud deployment. The work performs product evaluation of TCRI via experimental measurement of TCRI with a variety of workload parameters to identify installation, performance, and other issues that shipboard administrators must address, and provide guidelines for solution. We also develop new tools to simplify installation for crew and to automate the solution of performance issues. The work identifies the skills and knowledge needed by crew to administer cloud software, and develops training materials and a delivery method. We also develop documentation to support certification and accreditation.