About the Client
The US Army Technology Applications Office (TAO) is a department within the US Army that focuses on using technology and advanced applications to support the army's mission. The US Army Technology Applications Office (TAO) required a Virtual Private Cloud to host their applications and provide Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS). The challenge was to implement a solution that met the specific requirements of the TAO Big Data Platform and other IT initiatives, while also ensuring that the underlying cloud infrastructure was secure and compliant with DISA security standards.
Solution and Outcomes
Varada Consulting designed and implemented a VPC infrastructure on a HPE Hyperconvered Infrastructure (HCI) platform, with virtualization layer VMware vSphere. Virtual networking was provided by VMware NSX-T, ensuring zero-trust with micro-segmentation. The configuration and automation of the physical and virtual environments were achieved through Ansible and Powershell, and all security controls conformed to DISA STIGs. The VPC implementation was a success, providing fast and easy provisioning and configuration management, with all systems in compliance with DISA security standards.
Tools and Compliance
Varada used the Value Realization Framework and tools to create Value Metrics aligned with TAO’s strategic goals, and all systems were in compliance with DISA security standards. The VPC infrastructure was built on a HPE Hyperconvered Infrastructure (HCI) platform, with virtualization layer VMware vSphere and virtual networking provided by VMware NSX-T. The configuration and automation were achieved through Ansible and Powershell, and all security controls conformed to DISA STIGs.
The VPC implementation provided the TAO with the ability to deploy their application software without the need to control or configure the underlying cloud infrastructure. The project was a success and Varada Consulting provided superior and innovative technical expertise in the design and implementation of the solution. Documentation and training were provided to the customer to ensure sustainability of operations.