Be it public, private or hybrid, cloud is transforming IT. Cloud solutions significantly reduce upfront costs, increase productivity and can remove the burden of IT management. All of this happens while allowing your organization to keep up with the latest in technology innovation. Iron Bow can help you determine the IT services delivery model that suits your organization best. Whether you’re moving a majority of your operations to the cloud, migrating one application at a time or preparing for future cloud deployment, we have the technical and domain expertise to help you do it right, and do it securely.
Automation Solutions – from deploying self-service portals to moving workloads based on current utilization, deploy and configure modern infrastructure.
Enabling Private Cloud – through a phased approach, use existing technology investments while designing a path towards a more efficient, affordable and manageable way to run critical workloads.
Global Enterprise Fabric (GEF) – a Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM) platform that aims to streamline the deployment of applications across the Army with a flexible, scalable solution.
Hosted Applications – acting as a single point of contact for billing, maintenance and integration, take advantage of software as-a-service in a way that works for your organization.
IronTarget Reference Architecture – ease into public cloud use with an on-prem cloud that allows workloads to be moved between public and private clouds as needed.
Programmability (Orchestration + Automation) – in today’s hybrid cloud environment, you need to consolidate data and functionality across multiple tools and platforms.
Secure Collaboration for Government
Iron Bow’s Unified Communications Manager Cloud (UCM) for Government and Commercial – Formerly Hosted Collaboration Solution for Government (HCS-G), powered by Cisco, provides cloud-based unified communication and collaboration applications within a highly secure, virtualized platform under a centralized management system. This approach meets federal cloud mandates, reduces costs and easily connects end users on any device, resulting in reduced IT complexity for your agency. UCM is easily scaled to the size of your agency – this flexible solution is your cost effective and secure answer to accelerated adoption of cloud services. Cisco UCM is FedRAMP authorized.
Iron Bow in Action
Enabling Shared Computing
Iron Bow was contracted to upgrade a Department of Defense client’s Non-Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNet) storage and computing capabilities in a virtualized environment. The upgrade included installing additional servers to increase storage and processing capacity of the Shared Computing Environment (SCE), implementing a Flash Memory Pool and migrating to full fiber optic cabling to increase Input/Output Operations per Second (IOPS) on the East-West connections. The improved software-defined data center technologies implemented by the team enabled the client to meet its SCE mission and the deployment of private cloud Infrastructure as-a-Service (IaaS) for the enterprise.
Paving the Way to Private Cloud
As part of a larger data center project, Iron Bow helped a Department of Defense facility create Active-Active mirrored data centers with load balancing between the two sites. The team installed Dell EMC VPLEX virtualizing storage to make data mobile, enabling continuous availability and relocation across multiple data centers, effectively creating a private cloud and growth on-demand. The project was viewed as a huge success with the Department of Defense team receiving branch-wide recognition. The facility continues to host multiple groups from the agency to showcase how the architecture works.
Moving from CapEx to OpEx
A national security consulting firm was experiencing rapid growth that couldn’t be sustained by traditional IT procurement. The firm’s strategies were evolving and driving a shift in IT expenditures from a CapEx to an OpEx model. To meet the client’s need, Iron Bow leveraged an as-a-service offering around end user devices, unified communications, wireless and compute environments. The team executed a technology refresh, constructed a cloud-based wireless infrastructure and provide managed services for the hardware, security and support for all end user devices. This approach enables the client to scale up quickly and securely without the need for additional capital expense.
Our team of technical and business experts can help design the right cloud technologies and applications to meet mission, budget and user needs.
With consumption pricing and a variety of service level options, we work with you to provide the support you need.
We are laser-focused on ensuring technology is meeting and exceeding your needs as well as supporting mission and goals.