ACCS/Projet Addendum 3 : Visibility Point with NATO delegations and member countries
The ACCS Addendum 3 Project Team successfully hosted a visibility point demonstration at the Thales site in Massy on the 23rd and 24th of September. This event was attended by NATO Communication and Information Agency (NCIA), NATO representatives, member countries and future users of the ACCS. This event was based on a series of demonstrations and workshops which showcased the latest capabilities and features developed under the Addendum 3 contract.
The objective of this event was to highlight the progress of the ACCS development under the Addendum 3 contract which aims to modernize the complete system including the implementation of a virtualised environment running on state-of-the-art equipment. These improvements to the ACCS will guarantee a fully functional and operational system capable of meeting the needs and future challenges of the NATO user nations for several decades to come.
This event completed the key contractual milestone Checkpoint 3 achieved this summer and validated the successful migration of the latest ACCS RC7.0 software onto the new Intel x86 based architecture. This is a significant milestone as the new Intel x86 based architecture is less expensive and provides greater performance and reliability when compared with the previous Solaris based design.
The Visibility Point enabled the NCIA and its customers, to assess the latest progress of the Addendum 3 contract and to review the major milestones planned for the upcoming months. This event also provided a rare opportunity for the various representatives of the ACCS community to share their appreciation of the progress and to focus on the next milestones to come.