The partnership will utilize CACI’s Archon, which provides secure, remote access to classified environments with turnkey onboarding and administration, with Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a foundation, the Reston, Virginia-based company announced on Tuesday.
“Red Hat is a valuable partner for CACI. Extending our collaboration with Red Hat enables CSfC at an enterprise scale, with flexibility not seen previously in the CSfC space, for faster migrations and enterprise adoption with more efficient operation,” said CACI Chief Technology Officer Glenn Kurowski.
Leveraging Red Hat Enterprise Linux, which serves as the infrastructure for the platform, CACI’s Archon built the sole industry end-to-end CSfC product in the marketplace. Archon applications utilize Red Hat’s rpm-ostree technology to deliver atomic updates to the edge, which supports company consistency and compliance.
Dylan Connor, senior vice president and product manager for Archon, said that the collaboration will improve the integration of Red Hat’s technology into the Archon platform to better serve customers.
“We’ve simplified the entire solution, while steadfastly meeting CSfC requirements, to help organizations overcome the scaling and management problems historically seen in these types of solutions,” he emphasized.
CACI’s entry into the partner program follows the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.1 and 8.7. These updates to the platform are intended to enhance its capabilities to better cater to clients’ information technology needs.
“Red Hat Enterprise Linux offers a powerful foundation to drive innovation across the open hybrid cloud with the flexibility and hardened capabilities needed to support our customers and partners at the farthest edge,” stressed Chris Gray, vice president of Red Hat’s North America partner ecosystem.
According to Archon’s website, its products have been utilized to support many federal government initiatives including securing remote work, simplifying classified military communications and securing the Department of Defense supply chain.