Information Week – U.S. Intelligence Agencies Seek A Private Cloud OS

By Patience Wait – InformationWeek
August 29, 2012 12:45 PM

In-Q-Tel, the investment arm of the CIA, has partnered with cloud management specialist Adaptive Computing to develop a “cloud operating system” for use by U.S. intelligence agencies.

Adaptive will integrate its Moab cloud management suite with an unspecified open source cloud platform–potentially OpenStack, CloudStack, or another alternative–to create the cloud OS.

Adaptive’s Moab Cloud Suite provides service provisioning, service catalogs, and policy management in cloud environments. The company holds patents in areas such as multi-tier applications, time-based policy enforcement, and hybrid and multi-tenant clouds.

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