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NATO Tasks IBM With Creating New Cloud System

NATO has commissioned IBM to create an extensive cloud computing system that will allow member states to share and use data in a more effective manner.

According to Cnet, the computing giant, under the agreement, will create and demonstrate a system that will help the organisation perform intelligence gathering, surveillance and reconnaissance.

NATO members currently work on collaborative projects using a mixture of different technologies and systems to store and interpret data. IBM will create a common, connected system comprising of servers, networks and storage devices, in order to carry out the organisation’s tasks.

Johan Goossens, who heads NATO's Allied Command Transformation (ACT) unit's technology division, commented: “We look forward to working with IBM to help us understand emerging information technologies and see how we can use them to create a leaner and more agile organization.”