Technical Panel: DCIS CUBE: An Open Architecture for Future Agile Deployable CIS Solutions for NATO and Nations
Wednesday, October 31, 2018: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
NATO plans to modernize its Deployable Communications and Information System (DCIS) to better meet the challenges imposed by today’s security environment. The NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency) envisions for NATO a DCIS that is more agile, that is less complex and at a lower total cost of ownership (TCO), than it owns today. To achieve that, NCI Agency has reached out to the commercial ICT industry to collaboratively develop a modern DCIS architecture. The resulting DCIS architecture is named “DCIS Cube” (www.DCIS-Cube.org) . The DCIS Cube Architecture is state-of-the art yet proven commercial industry best practice. The DCIS Cube Architecture applies a software defined and virtualized Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) approach and aims to enable graceful evolution of deployable systems. The DCIS Cube Architecture is open and may be used by NATO, NATO nations, non-governmental organizations and commercial enterprise. The panel will introduce the DCIS Cube approach, present the results, provide first hand feedback from Industry partners involved in this disruptive innovation endeavor, and reflect results with related activities conducted in US in support of the Mission Partner Environment Information Systems (MPE-IS).
Note that NATO CI Agency is providing an introduction to the DCIS Cube architecture in the Technical Paper Session: SYS-4: NATO Special Session at MILCOM 2018 on Tuesday afternoon.