IoT and Cloud Computing Gear Up for Military Duty

IoT and Cloud Computing solutions from the commercial world are becoming attractive to defense applications as virtualized computing and sensor networking take center stage.

Jeff Child, Editor-in-Chief

The Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud Computing phenomena continue to skyrocket in the consumer, industrial and IT markets, the defense industry is eager to leverage whatever they can from those technologies. What gets confusing however is that the underlying parts of IoT and “the cloud” are pretty much the same things the U.S. military has been evolving toward for several years now. Case in point: the military has long been interested in perfecting ways to move data captured from a multitude of sensors and collecting it on a virtualized “cloud” network where it can be used from any remote location.

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