Today many organizations, both public and private, have harnessed the power of cloud technology. But this is just the beginning. Further market development and competition between clouds will allow public safety to reap the benefit of billions of dollars of private investment in Cloud Computing infrastructure.
As with any advancement in technology, there is a learning curve. The purpose of this paper is to:
- Clarify the term “cloud” as it applies to public safety
- Assess trends in cloud computing
- Address some critical emergency response and public safety applications already deployed in the cloud-related public safety application trends
- Examine infrastructure solutions that have been available to public safety using Tier III+ and IV level data centers
- … and more.
We want to thank iCERT and the members of the Cloud Working Group (including Exacom Product Manager Mark Woody) for putting this whitepaper together. Used and distributed with permission.