John Hale, chief of the Defense Information Systems Agency‘s cloud portfolio, has said commercial providers will maintain and operate DISA’s futureÂ milCloud 2.0 private cloud platformÂ on Defense Department property with access only available to DoD data andÂ users.
Hale told an Armed Forces Communications and Electronics AssociationÂ symposium audience that DISA plans to continue hosting in traditional data centers despite cloud computing enhancements, according to a DISA release published Wednesday.
“There is always going to be the need for traditional hosting in a DoD data center,â said Hale.
âThere are certain workloads that just do not fit well in a virtualized or cloud model.â
DISA added milCloud 2.0 will also differ from milCloud 1.0 in howÂ industry partners will be paidÂ asÂ providers willÂ receive payment forÂ consumption of service instead of on a monthly basis.
The first of two phasesÂ of milCloud 2.0’s deployment willÂ occur later this year with the placement of aÂ commercial provider into a few data centers under phase one.
Phase two includesÂ delivery of services onÂ classified and unclassified networks and will involveÂ more data centers and workload, DISA added.
MilCloud 2.0 will also work to feature a proposedÂ Secure Cloud Computing Architecture to enhanceÂ access security previously offered byÂ cloud access points, DISA noted.
The agency published a draft functional requirements document for the proposed SCCA framework which will be open for industry and DoD comments throughÂ May 31.