NATO has selected Thales to provide the first certified defence cloud solution that can be deployed in the theatre of operations in less than 24 hours.
Thales was selected after a worldwide competitive tendering process.
The Nexium defence cloud will enable forces to analyse and share data in real time from the command centre to the theatre of operations, pursue their digital transformation in complete security, and accelerate the decision cycle to gain and maintain an operational advantage.
Until now, it could take several months and dozens of specialised engineers working at sites close to the combat zone to deploy the assets required. The defence cloud instead allows a small team of experts can deploy IT services and applications to locations thousands of kilometres away in just a few hours.
Nexium Defence Cloud offers configurations ranging from scalable infrastructure for command headquarters to containerised systems that transform a forward base into a new cloud node in just a few hours.
Thales says its defence cloud solution was designed to comply with the requirements of NATO's Federated Mission Networking (FMN) standard, which establishes the framework for cooperation between command-and-control networks for coalition forces.