IBM is making further inroads into getting its cloud computing tools and infrastructure solidified with the U.S. government. Big Blue recently announced that the U.S. Army is using IBM Hybrid Cloud to power one of the biggest logistics systems in the federal government. The new hybrid cloud system will be part of an ambitious Army data center designed to connect the IBM Cloud to the Army's on-premise environment to enable use of data analytics. The Army foresees cost savings of 50 percent over its current cost structure, based on migrations to IBM's cloud tools.
The new Logistics Support Activity initiative-- known as LOGSA -- provides on-time integrated logistics support of Army operations worldwide. Since migrating to an on premise hybrid cloud model with IBM in 2014, LOGSA already processes 40 million unique data transactions every day -- more than the New York Stock Exchange.