general dynamics CLOUDBROKER
Government focused cloud services available today
With General Dynamics CloudBroker, agencies can immediately take advantage of all of the benefits of cloud computing, gain the ability to compare cloud offerings, estimate cost, govern acquisitions, manage costs and capacity, and maintain full situational awareness across the multiple cloud providers.
Cloud computing offers a cost-effective, pay-as-you-go alternative to traditional enterprise IT infrastructure, application development platforms and services. With a cloud-based infrastructure, shared pools of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) are accessible from anywhere on virtually any device.
General Dynamics CloudBroker integrates a full range of public, private and hybrid cloud services to provide agencies with a single point of view and contact for procuring and managing cloud resources.
General Dynamics CloudBroker offers agencies:
- Significant savings over traditional IT and typical cloud infrastructures
- Rapid deployment - stand up new or add additional capacity in minutes, not months
- Unified billing for all cloud-based infrastructure and services
- Capacity monitoring, load management and cloud bursting
- Service level agreement management and enforcement with cloud providers
- Order management and procurement approval chain automation
- Pre-integration testing, security and enhancement of existing clouds
- Potential to broker, provision, chargeback and monitor existing agency infrastructure
- Additional options such as application migrations, cloud maintenance and security services
General Dynamics provides services and solutions to support the full IT life-cycle in the cloud. Our service catalog is growing continuously and currently provides access to the following cloud service categories:
- Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): Provision processing, storage, networks and other fundamental computing resources in order to deploy and run customer-specific software, which can include operating systems and applications. General Dynamics will manage the underlying cloud infrastructure while the agency has control over operating systems, storage, deployed applications and select networking components (e.g., host firewalls).
- Cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS): Deploy consumer-created or acquired applications onto the cloud infrastructure using programming languages and tools supported by the provider.
- Cloud Software as a Service (SaaS): Use provider’s applications running on a cloud infrastructure from various client devices through either a thin client interface, such as a web browser (e.g., web-based email), or a program interface. The customer does not manage or control the underlying cloud infrastructure (e.g. network, servers, operating systems, storage). Most often, the customer does not manage or control even individual application capabilities, except in some cases limited user-specific application settings.
- Cloud Assessment: General Dynamics can assists agencies in establishing a strategy and roadmap for moving applications to the cloud. The assessment will enable IT managers to identify candidates for cloud services, identify risks and benefits based on a set of criteria such as operational readiness, security, application characteristics, complexity, cost, etc.