Aerospace & Defence

MoD taps into new technologies to embrace data at scale

24th September 2020
Lanna Cooper

Oracle has announced that Defence Digital, a department in the UK’s Ministry of Defence, is making Oracle Cloud Infrastructure available within the MODCLOUD Multi-Hybrid suite of secure services, meeting the rapid demand for real time information advantage. Oracle’s flexible hybrid cloud infrastructure enables the choice and scale of technologies to manage data in a highly compliant environment.

The MOD Defence Digital application services and dev ops head Brigadier Sara Sharkey said: "The real opportunity of digital transformation - which includes artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT, blockchain, and human interfaces - is to embrace data on a scale we’ve never seen before. Selecting Oracle Cloud Infrastructure within our MODCLOUD Multi-Hybrid suite of services offers new technologies that are reshaping how we approach IT and using this information, allowing us to focus on innovation and outcomes for both business and importantly, people."

Digital Defence will enable cloud infrastructure, integrated suite of business applications and platform services to be made available to the wider Defence community under a pan-defence Oracle enterprise agreement, and through Oracle’s integrated suite of services under a ‘single-sign on.’ The Ministry of Defence will be able to access emerging technologies such as digital assistants, data visualisation, mobile hub, and low code development tools.

“By adopting Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, the Ministry of Defence will be one step closer to realising its wider transformation strategy,” said Richard Petley, Senior vice president and country leader, Oracle UK.

“The Ministry of Defence will capitalise on the choice and economic benefits Oracle Cloud Infrastructure can provide, all of which will help meet challenges that lie ahead. It joins a whole host of public sector organisations, such as the Home Office, Western Sussex Family Assist, Lambeth Borough Council, Croydon County Council, The Office for National Statistics and Scottish Water, which are already using Oracle Cloud.”

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