Microsoft to improve cloud security with strategic partnership
This is the first time that Unisys will publicly demonstrate its newly-interoperable cloud security technology for clients and prospects in the public and private sectors. The announcement comes in conjunction with the opening of the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit. Unisys had previously announced the availablity of the Unisys Stealth(cloud) for Microsoft Azure in April of this year.
Microsoft and Unisys have teamed up to supply world-class technology to meet growing global demand. The worldwide cloud security market is expected to grow to $8.71 billion in 2019, an estimated compound annual growth rate of 15.7 percent between 2014 to 2019, according to MarketsandMarkets.
President and CEO of Unisys, Peter Altabef, said: “Leading companies across industries have critical needs for leading cyber security solutions to protect their eco-systems in the cloud. Taking this next step in our relationship provides us a platform to engage together with clients, prospects and thought leaders as we demonstrate the power of our joint technology solutions while also signalling our intent to go forward with new sets of solutions as well.”
Ann Johnson, VP of Microsoft's Enterprise Security Group, added: “When customers make the move to the cloud they aim to do so with protections designed to give them flexibility and assurance. With this collaboration, Unisys will build solutions with Microsoft on Azure that help customers expand protection from their data centers to Azure, saving time and money."
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Driving Federal IT Transformation
Dell Technologies and the U.S. Air Force have a longstanding partnership. On several programs of record, Dell Technologies supports mission-oriented areas, including providing data-centric applications for platforms that the Air Force leverages in testing and operations. For example, certain high-performance jet fighters rely on Dell Technologies software that helps provide critical information about aircraft performance to the service and the aircraft manufacturer. After a test flight, data modules gathered from the aircraft’s sensors are downloaded, processed and analyzed to provide critical insights.
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Kobayashi Maru is a cloud-based program designed to modernize the way the Air Force (now the U.S. Space Force) interacts with its allies. By the time Kobayashi Maru was a program, the service had a year or two of experience with the highly successful Kessel Run. According to the Air Force, this continuous user-centered approach enabled warfighters to quickly evaluate software improvements, provide direct feedback to Kessel Run developers, and rapidly iterate the software to provide maximum value and impact. Kobayashi Maru operates under the same principle: the existing software procurement process is too slow to satisfy requirements, so leverage best practices and partner with industry (in this case, Dell Technologies) to get new systems into the field as quickly as possible.
The U.S. Air Force is committed to IT modernization, as exemplified by its ability to embrace change and transformation in how critical systems are procured and deployed. And Dell Technologies is committed to supporting the Air Force in its endeavors, so the service will always be ready for what’s next.