While Microsoft and Amazon battle it out in court over one Department of Defense (DOD) contract, Google has secured a contract of its own.
The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) is an organization within the DOD that helps the military innovate by adopting commercial software. As a result, the DIU helps prototype, deploy and scale commercial solutions to meet needs within the military.
The DIU has selected Google Cloud to build a secure cloud management solution based on Anthos, providing a multi-cloud approach that is managed from Google Cloud Console. Google Cloud will also use Istio for secure communication and Netskope for cloud security. This will allow the DIU to run web apps on multiple clouds, including Google Cloud, AWS and Microsoft Azure, and help the organization combat cyber threats worldwide.
“Google Cloud is a pioneer in ‘zero trust’ security and in deploying innovative approaches to protecting and securing networks worldwide,” said Mike Daniels, Vice President, Global Public Sector, Google Cloud. “We’re honored to partner with DIU on this critical initiative to protect its network from bad actors that pose threats to our national security.”
“Government agencies shouldn’t have to choose between security and throughput,” said Beau Hutto, VP Public Sector, Netskope. “Netskope is a leader in providing complete visibility and control for managed and unmanaged applications. This secure cloud management solution will help the DIU maintain vigilance, while also helping it seamlessly manage applications in service of its mission.”