In FY12, the solutions for GCDS transitioned to the DISN Subscription Service (DSS) which enables GCDS to become a standard service provided by DISA to DoD Partners. As such, GCDS costs are minimal and applied as a one-time fee.
To obtain the implementation rates associated with this service, please contact your Enterprise Services Directorate (ESD) Customer Management Executive (CME) team.
HOW TO ORDER
This service can be obtained by working with your ESD CME team to identify the specifics of your requirement.
Technical support: If you are experiencing technical difficulties with GCDS, please contact the applicable service desk for support.
New service requests: Mission Partners interested in learning more about obtaining this service should contact their ESD CME team.
ESD SLM: firstname.lastname@example.org
GCDS PMO: Phone: (571) 289-0038 or (301) 225-7230 E-mail: email@example.com
WEB APPLICATION DELIVERY
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GCDS NetStorage is a secure, DoD enterprise storage in the cloud solution that eases the burdens associated with data storage. NetStorage consists of multiple terabytes of storage capacity, geographical distribution/replication, and a massively scalable architecture. By using this fault-tolerant storage service, you can make your rich media content (including electronic imagery, geo-spatial imagery, streaming media files, software and documents) available to users on demand, anytime and anywhere. NetStorage allows for mission critical data to be accessible even at times when the customer’s web infrastructure is down for maintenance.>> Learn More
GCDS HD Streaming is a high-performance, scalable, DoD enterprise solution that eases the burdens associated with streaming Flash video. The GCDS HD platform combines the power of GCDS's adaptive bit rate streaming capabilities for Adobe Flash with the performance and reach of the GCDS edge servers. This means content flows over a single network that delivers HD video with the fastest throughput rate to provide a great experience.
If you use the DISN for anything - to download the latest security patches, check webmail on DKO/AKO, view information on AKO/NKO/GCSS-AF portals, support decision making on NSLDSS, or analyze geospatial data dynamically on multiple NGA systems – you’ve leveraged the Global Content Delivery Service (GCDS) without even realizing it.
GCDS leverages commercial Internet technology and best practices to accelerate the delivery of DoD Web content and applications across the NIPRNet and SIPRNet. GCDS’ global platform of hundreds of specially-equipped servers helps the DISN withstand the crush of daily requests for rich, dynamic, and interactive content, transactions, and applications. When delivering on these requests, GCDS detects and avoids DISN problem spots and vulnerabilities to ensure mission critical software downloads flawlessly, and applications perform reliably.
Since DISA provides GCDS as a fully managed enterprise service to the DoD, moving to this private cloud can provide numerous benefits; including cost savings, efficiency improvements and sustainability. Rather than building and maintaining your own infrastructure, you can leverage a shared pool of resources to maximize efficiency and lower your overall operating costs.
Additional GCDS Benefits:
Improve delivery of mission content to Warfighters globally
Capacity on-demand to meet peak loads – without added IT infrastructure
Increase user adoption by improving user experience and minimizing response times
Reduce infrastructure costs, while meeting mission requirements
Receive top notch 24x7 service and support from commercial and government experts
Who Needs GCDS?
DoD Web Sites, Web-Based Applications and Video Streams …
With end users on the NIPRNet and/or SIPRNet
Where speed and reliability are paramount in the criticality of the organization’s missions
At the command level who need to get actionable information to the soldiers, sailors and airman quickly and efficiently
Who need to scale on-demand for peak loads, during both expected (e.g., promotion lists, commander’s briefings) and unexpected events (e.g., Japan Tsunami)
Is GCDS Accredited?
GCDS is fully accredited with an Authority to Operate (ATO) on both the NIPRNet and SIPRNet.