Lockheed Martin Announces BlackCloud & Solution Based On Trusted Infrastructure Technologies From Cyber Security Alliance Partners

Lockheed Martin Integrates Secure Cloud Technology from Cisco, NetApp, and VMware to minimize risk, costs, and deployment time

Gaithersburg, Md., June 15, 2011- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced BlackCloud,a secure turnkey private cloud solution for government agenciesdesigned to minimize risk while addressing compliance and missionrequirements.


BlackCloud integrates Lockheed Martin’sarchitecture with solutions from Cyber Security Alliance partnersCisco, NetApp, and VMware to offer secure multi-tenancy in the datacenter. The total solution provides end-to-end segmentation of a cloud computing environment while offering the economies of scalecustomers seek to reduce infrastructure costs.


Lockheed Martin’s BlackCloud architectureoffers built-in security features that provide self-provisioning,compliance, and management of the cloud environment. These securityfeatures allow cloud subscribers to deploy applications morerapidly in a pre-integrated, trusted environment. As a result,BlackCloud can support thousands of tenants while providing secureend-to-end segmentation of customer computing environments fromvirtualization to server to network and storage environments. It isalso uniquely adaptable to Software as a Service (SaaS) andInfrastructure as a Service (IaaS) environments, where desktops andvirtualized servers are utilized.


“Lockheed Martin believes that throughpartnering and innovation, we can address both security andcompliance concerns while delivering a range of secure cloudsolutions to meet our customers’ mission requirements,” said CurtAubley, Vice President, NexGen Cyber & Technology Centers,Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions. “BlackCloud provides a unique combination of scalability, advancedautomation, and multi-tenant security.”


The solution enables agencies to comply withsecurity requirements by delivering a turnkey pre-integratedconsensus audit guideline (CAG) compliant secure private cloud. Italso accelerates development, deployment, innovation andperformance while reducing risks and costs.


“The BlackCloud solution takes advantage ofthe secure multi-tenancy capabilities within the FlexPod™ design architecture toenable customers to leverage a unified, virtual infrastructurethroughout the entire stack, from hypervisor to the customer’sdata. This creates highly extensible, modular, and scalable’virtual silos’ that can provide secure data separation forcloud-based offerings,” said Kirk Kern, CTO of Cyber Initiativesand Special Programs for NetApp’s U.S. Public Sector.


The Lockheed Martin Cyber Security Alliance wasestablished in 2009 and announced with the opening of LockheedMartin’s NexGen Cyber Innovation and Technology Center. TheAlliance’s mission is to address cyber security challenges throughcollaboration and innovation.


Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., LockheedMartin is a global security company that employs about 126,000people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research,design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment ofadvanced technology systems, products and services. TheCorporation’s 2010 sales from continuing operations were $45.8billion.


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NetApp, the NetApp logo, Go further,faster, and FlexPod are trademarks or registered trademarks ofNetApp, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.


VMware is a registered trademark and/ortrademark of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or otherjurisdictions. The use of the word “partner” or “partnership” doesnot imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and anyother company.

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