Google Wins Cloud Project with US Department Of Defence

Google Wins Cloud Project with US Department Of Defence
The Siliconreview
21 May, 2020

Google which was dropped out of the Pentagon Cloud project has now bagged a Cloud project with the US Department of Defence (DoD).

Google Cloud, led by Thomas Kurian, announced that it won a pilot project with Defence Innovation Unit (DIU) to build secure cloud management solution to detect and respond to cyber threats worldwide.

This will be built on Anthos, Google’s modern application platform, allowing DIU to run web services and applications across Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, and Microsoft Azure - while being centrally managed from the Google Cloud Console.

"We're honoured to partner with DIU on this critical initiative to protect its network from bad actors that pose threats to our national security," said Mike Daniels, vice president, Global Public Sector, Google Cloud.

The solution will provide benefits such as better network throughput with virtual firewalls and auditing devices that scale to meet demand up to 500,000 concurrent users and 1 million endpoints, Google said in a statement on Wednesday.

The solution would also provide support for roaming users on mobile devices, including telework scenarios, with minimal latency for teleconferencing and VoIP. "This secure cloud management solution will help the DIU maintain vigilance, while also helping it seamlessly manage applications in service of its mission," said Beau Hutto, VP Public Sector, Netskope.