Oracle Successfully Demonstrates Tactical Cloud Computing at Army Cyber Quest

November 16, 2021 | 3 minute read
Melanie Goldsborough
National Security Group Manager
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Oracle Cloud used in official Department of Defense exercise to secure identification, credential, and access management at the tactical edge.

Oracle National Security Group participated in Cyber Quest 2021, a Department of Defense (DoD) exercise hosted by the US Army Futures Command (AFC). This year’s event brought in operators from across the command to test new technologies in simulated combat conditions. Many of the lessons learned from the 13-day event will be put into procurement requirements documents for new technologies the Army is focused on as part of its broader strategy to deter great power conflict.

Oracle demonstrated cyber security in a forward operating base (FOB) infrastructure. The exercise required ruggedized hardware that was capable of operating while fully disconnected. Using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), the team created virtual compute instances and provisioned an Oracle Roving Edge Device (RED). Oracle REDs are ruggedized, portable server nodes that physically bring core IaaS and PaaS services to remote locations. Roving Edge Infrastructure services allowed the team to develop, test and validate on OCI and then execute on the RED platform without modification, synchronizing with the cloud as necessary.

The Oracle RED was deployed in a tactical operations center command shelter and ran on generated power during the exercise. The cyber operation exercise demonstrated real-time processing of biometric authentication and post-quantum encryption algorithms at the tactical edge.

Oracle Roving Edge Devices (REDs)

Oracle Roving Edge Infrastructure is an integrated cloud service that extends the power of cloud beyond the data center allowing organizations to run selected cloud capabilities in remote and austere environments. At the core of Oracle Roving Edge Infrastructure are Oracle Roving Edge Devices (REDs) which are ruggedized, portable server nodes that physically bring core IaaS and PaaS services to remote locations.

Ruggedized Oracle REDs deliver cloud computing and storage services at the edge of networks and in disconnected locations, allowing faster processing close to the data source and enabling faster insights into the data. Each Oracle RED is equipped with high performance hardware, high-speed networking and an embedded GPU to support advanced processing such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.

Encased in a 3U military grade (MIL-STD-810) ruggedized shock mount case, each device weighs less than 88 lbs. and is electromagnetically shielded to limit emanations and interference. Clusters are available in configurations from 5 to 15 nodes.

Investing in US Government Missions Across All Security Levels

Oracle’s deep commitment to the US government spans more than 40 years. Oracle offers dedicated CONUS-based regions to support all US government classification environments from headquarters to the mission edge. Unclassified workloads run in regions authorized through FedRAMP High and DISA Impact Level 5. Classified workloads are supported in a growing number of dedicated regions built to IC and DoD standards.

Our experts in national security understand defense and intelligence missions and can offer guidance on architecting and deploying proven cloud-based solutions that leverage AI, machine learning, and analytics for enhanced decision-support, along with intelligence tools and secure communications at the edge. We are ready to help you achieve your mission, contact us or go to



Melanie Goldsborough

National Security Group Manager

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