February 23, 2017, WASHINGTON, D.C. – Klas Telecom, an engineering and design company that specializes in developing low size, weight and power (SWaP) solutions for network-edge environments, announced today it is partnering with Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, to provide tactical data center solutions for government and military operations. As part of their work together, the two companies will bring together their platforms and offer them to the tactical market where SWaP, ease of use, and cost concerns are critical.
Klas Telecom’s purpose-built Voyager deployable networking systems are ruggedized to military standards, provide high volumes of capability in modular, scalable, and lightweight packages, and are approved for use on the Defense Information Systems Agency Approved Products List (DISA APL). The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform delivers software-driven compute, virtualization, networking and storage resources to run nearly any application in a turnkey hyperconverged infrastructure solution that reduces complexity, lowers virtualization costs and simplifies management.
Over the past few months, Klas Telecom’s engineering team has worked closely with its Nutanix counterparts to certify the Voyager system to run the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform. Together, the two products provide a platform that allow data center operations to be carried out on the battlefield in an easier way than ever before. The Voyager tactical data centers are the first systems to deploy enterprise-grade storage and compute, along with 10 Gbps network switching, to the battlefield in a single, airline carry-on-size case, simplifying logistics and lowering costs. With these easily portable systems, large volumes of data can be locally accessed, processed, stored, replicated and disseminated without having to rely on bandwidth-constrained backhaul.
“This type of capability would normally require truckloads of equipment that are difficult to transport and are cumbersome to deploy, set up and maintain,” Klas Telecom Government President and CEO David Huisenga said. “Our joint Klas/Nutanix tactical data center solutions will drastically reduce the logistics, SWaP and cost of deploying such capability in theatre. In a time where the military wants to do more with less, we think this partnership will aid our customers in their mission.”
Klas Telecom says that it has seen an increase in desire among government and military operators to bring their data forward of disadvantage links in order to be independent of SATCOM availability. The company also reports that the ability to “bring your data with you” is becoming a popular trend in tactical communications and this joint solution between Nutanix and Klas Telecom is meant to answer the demand.
“The trend in the tactical communications market to reduce logistics footprint, cost, and simplify deployments requires a new generation of software-driven solutions,” said Chris Howard, vice president, federal sales, Nutanix. “Our partnership with Klas Telecom will extend Nutanix’s already strong presence in the U.S. government and help our joint customers rapidly deploy IT resources on demand, wherever they are needed.”
For more information about the partnership between Nutanix and Klas Telecom, please see the media contact below. For more information about the available hyperconverged tactical data center solutions, email [email protected]
About Klas Telecom
Founded in 1991, Klas Telecom is an engineering and design company with over 25 years of experience developing highly capable, lightweight communications solutions for use in austere environments where low size, weight, power and ruggedization are required. With over 80% of the company dedicated to engineering and design, Klas Telecom is able to stay on the forefront of the remote communications market. Klas Telecom operates in the U.S. and international defense, first responder, disaster relief, law enforcement and transportation markets. The company employs staff across four offices located in Washington, DC; Herndon, VA; Tampa, FL; and Dublin, Ireland.
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Carrie Sarver | Klas Telecom VP of Marketing and Communications