Los Alamos was recognized for using vShield architecture to create the Infrastructure-on-Demand cloud platform. The SANS Institute called the move inventive and said Los Alamos has deployed a private cloud that allows the organization to offer infrastructure-as-a-service to its researchers. Los Alamos cut the 30-day server provisioning process down to 30 minutes.
It’s a far cry from 1999, when then-Energy Secretary Bill Richardson confirmed there had been a serious breach of security at the Los Alamos Lab where the Chinese allegedly stole nuclear secrets.
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