Model Cloud Computing for "Mission-Oriented Resiliency"

Scenario:

  • The Federal government is pushing government IT to consider cloud computing for new initiatives as a way to reduce costs and redundancy (increase economic efficiency)
  • The DoD recognizes the potential benefits of cloud computing, but needs to address concerns with regard to security, accountability, heterogeneity, agility, and performance/availability
  • How does DARPA IT evaluate the wide range of cloud computing usage models and the effectiveness of different policies and procedures without the complexities and expense of physically building multiple test environments ?

SCALABLE is working with a major prime contractor to design a cyber simulator that can model "mission-oriented resilient clouds".  Software virtual networks are being integrated with live physical components, which allow systems architects to rapidly evaluate a large number of scenarios and their potential for mission effectiveness.