Enterprise Services

RAPID ACCESS COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT (RACE)

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RACE provides a streamlined process for the provisioning and subsequent development; testing; and through the utilization of Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) and Vulnerability Management System (VMS), streamlined certification, accreditation and deployment of applications to a DISA DECC.  DISA packages hosting, networking, security, and connectivity together as a service.  RACE is available to all our DoD Partners as well as their corporate design Partners.  Users can acquire server capacity rapidly, for short or long-term use, using Operations and Maintenance (O&M) or Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) funding, without the need for capital acquisitions.

STANDARD FEATURES


The following features are included in the rates. Authorized Partners may:

  • Procure and provision virtual servers using a self-service web portal
  • Use the development and test and development (T&D) servers within 24 hours of receipt of payment
  • Use the follow-on comparable production servers available within 7 to 10 days of receipt of payment and completion of Certification and Accreditation (C&A) paperwork.

VALUE TO OUR MISSION PARTNERS


RACE services offer virtualized computing resources as a service, i.e., a DISA version of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).  RACE provides a user self-service ordering capability for development and test environments that can be purchased on-line and rapidly provisioned.  RACE allows authorized users to order virtual servers and storage using drop-down menu selections on a web portal. Automated and semi-automated backend systems validate user information, build the server images purchased, and send emails to the RACE user with the IP addresses, usernames, and associated passwords that enable users to access the servers and install their own software and applications.