Dutch Ministry of Defense signs contract for modern and flexible IT

Push Launch posted by the Dutch Ministry of Defense (in Dutch listed here) :


State Secretary Barbara Visser of Defense signed a deal with IBM, on behalf of the current market consortium Athena (IBM / Atos / Unica) to get started in 2021 with the realization of a renewed, future-evidence IT infrastructure. Emphasis will be on the IT infrastructure-parts that have the most added worth for operational steps. The Ministry of Defense support models are closely included in this.

The Groundbreaking IT (GrIT) application is intended to present a entirely renewed IT infrastructure for Defense. GrIT will produce and notice a trusted, secure, future-evidence and versatile IT infrastructure and solutions for the following 10 many years.

“Know-how and the sensible use of info perform a very important position for Defense,” states Secretary of State Barbara Visser. “GrIT stems from this requirement and gives for the renewal of the IT backbone of Defense.”

The digital transformation is an crucial section of the Defense Eyesight 2035. “GrIT is much extra than a renewal of an info process”, stated dependable director Ron Kolkman. “There will be a entirely new, hugely highly developed IT infrastructure, which must transform the armed forces into a significant-quality, info-driven business.”

The perform will get started in the very first quarter of 2021. In the very first one.5 many years the design of new details centers will get started (planned duration 20 months) as perfectly as the renewal of the network for sending hugely classified info (planned duration twelve-24 months). The realization of Defense’s individual mobile network will also get started (planned duration eleven months).

Most effective of equally worlds

Due to the immediate pace of IT innovation, Defense is entering into a strategic partnership with the current market. By way of this approach, Defense can react swiftly and structurally to new developments and improvements.

“According to our preparing GrIT will be rolled out in seven many years,” clarifies State Secretary Barbara Visser. “And by working with the current market, we can receive the very best obtainable know-how. We are heading to perform with combined teams, to merge the very best from Defense and the current market in get to get the very best result. With GrIT, Defense will shortly have its individual mobile network, generating it impartial of other get-togethers. That is a pretty potent issue for an business like ours, which operates globally below difficult circumstances.”


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