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There seems to be an "as-a-service" acronym for just about everything IT related: IaaS (Infrastructure), PaaS (Platform), SaaS (Software), DRaaS (Disaster Recovery), just to name a few. The list can go on and on - you can see a long, but certainly incomplete list here.
Star Wars or Star Trek? Team Jacob or Team Edward? Pepsi or Coke? Apple or Android? These are arguably some of the great debates of all time. Generally, people are firmly entrenched in one camp or the other and there is no middle ground - it's an either-or proposition. Debates over far more (and less) important matters have raged for years. Fortunately, when it comes to cloud computing, while there is still some differences of opinion, most agree that it is not a zero-sum game. A comprehensive cloud strategy includes a mix of public, private and hybrid cloud, delivered on-prem or off-prem as requirements dictate.
In his recent article for SIGNAL magazine, "Army Accentuates Cloud Computing" George Seffers calls out the "Do IT Yourself"(DIY) culture that has permeated the Army for generations, and what that means for technology. Depending on your past experiences, you are either thinking "DIY - that's awesome!" or "DIY - that's trouble!" Fortunately for the Army, DIY here means "awesome" but with a bit of a twist.
In the June 2018 issue of Signal magazine, AFCEA's International Journal, author Kimberly Underwood spotlights how the Navy is turning to cloud computing as a means of reducing costs while advancing their capabilities in her article, "The Navy Looks to the Promise of the Cloud". But there are many paths to the cloud, and the Navy is leveraging the most economical of them.