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U.S. government gets a new test bed for secure cloud computing

MarkLogic is going to be helping the U.S. government to develop the next generation of secure cloud computing services to support Multi-INT data management and analysis.

We’ll be doing this by participating in the CTE (Continuous Transformational Environment) Lab hosted within the QTS (Quality Technology Services) data center in Virginia. Leading hardware and software vendors are participating in the lab (it will feature a variety of COTS and GOTS products), and a launch event is being held on Friday May 3. The launch event will be attended by Virginia governor Robert McDonnell as well as key DoD leaders.

On an ongoing basis, the lab will be used to test out software and hardware interoperability and performance metrics in an environment that mimics deployment environments at scale. So, our government customers will be able to be confident that applications and infrastructure work as intended when deployed to production environments. Awesome!

The lab will be supporting several reference architectures, and MarkLogic will be included as a data layer providing a real-time, ACID catalog for Hadoop – basically, a Search, Alerting, and REST/JSON/XML DBMS “service dial tone” that customers and their contractors can easily tap into for delivery of data to their applications. A couple of MarkLogic team members will be on hand at the launch event to talk about these capabilities.

At the ceremony MarkLogic will discuss how establishing the CTE data layer will drive down the time and cost of implementing and testing Cloud applications. Additionally, we will demonstrate how this architecture can help provide scalable solutions for Watchroom personnel and analysts that have to pour through hundreds or thousands of record message traffic.

I am really excited that we’re going to be participating in this, both from a MarkLogic employee perspective as well as a U.S. taxpayer perspective – this lab has got such great potential to help the government save money (and time) in developing new, successful projects that will help protect and serve our country.

As Senior Director, Solutions Marketing at MarkLogic, Alicia is responsible for market messaging and content development for solutions across MarkLogic's verticals (Public Sector, Healthcare, Media, Financial Services, Retail, Energy, Insurance, etc.). Prior to joining MarkLogic, she held a variety of marketing and product management roles at software companies in the public sector, security, and healthcare markets.

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