Lockheed Martin Announces BlackCloud™ Solution Based On Trusted Infrastructure Technologies From Cyber Security Alliance Partners
Lockheed Martin Integrates Secure Cloud Technology from Cisco, NetApp, and VMware to minimize risk, costs, and deployment time
Gaithersburg, Md., June 15, 2011
- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced BlackCloud,
a secure turnkey private cloud solution for government agencies
designed to minimize risk while addressing compliance and mission
BlackCloud integrates Lockheed Martin's
architecture with solutions from Cyber Security Alliance partners
Cisco, NetApp, and VMware to offer secure multi-tenancy in the data
center. The total solution provides end-to-end segmentation of a
cloud computing environment while offering the economies of scale
customers seek to reduce infrastructure costs.
Lockheed Martin's BlackCloud architecture
offers built-in security features that provide self-provisioning,
compliance, and management of the cloud environment. These security
features allow cloud subscribers to deploy applications more
rapidly in a pre-integrated, trusted environment. As a result,
BlackCloud can support thousands of tenants while providing secure
end-to-end segmentation of customer computing environments from
virtualization to server to network and storage environments. It is
also uniquely adaptable to Software as a Service (SaaS) and
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) environments, where desktops and
virtualized servers are utilized.
"Lockheed Martin believes that through
partnering and innovation, we can address both security and
compliance concerns while delivering a range of secure cloud
solutions to meet our customers' mission requirements," said Curt
Aubley, Vice President, NexGen Cyber & Technology Centers,
Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions.
"BlackCloud provides a unique combination of scalability, advanced
automation, and multi-tenant security."
The solution enables agencies to comply with
security requirements by delivering a turnkey pre-integrated
consensus audit guideline (CAG) compliant secure private cloud. It
also accelerates development, deployment, innovation and
performance while reducing risks and costs.
"The BlackCloud solution takes advantage of
the secure multi-tenancy capabilities within the FlexPod™ design architecture to
enable customers to leverage a unified, virtual infrastructure
throughout the entire stack, from hypervisor to the customer's
data. This creates highly extensible, modular, and scalable
'virtual silos' that can provide secure data separation for
cloud-based offerings," said Kirk Kern, CTO of Cyber Initiatives
and Special Programs for NetApp's U.S. Public Sector.
The Lockheed Martin Cyber Security Alliance was
established in 2009 and announced with the opening of Lockheed
Martin's NexGen Cyber Innovation and Technology Center. The
Alliance's mission is to address cyber security challenges through
collaboration and innovation.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed
Martin is a global security company that employs about 126,000
people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research,
design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of
advanced technology systems, products and services. The
Corporation's 2010 sales from continuing operations were $45.8
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