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Migrating a U.S. Army Application to the Cloud

The U.S. Department of Defense is undergoing a digital transformation and making the strategic decision to move its mission support applications to the cloud. In its first program transition to the cloud, the U.S. Army is partnering with DXC Technology and building on a long-standing 25-year relationship.

One of the key tools DXC supports is the Total Ammunition Management Information System (TAMIS), a mission-critical, web-enabled application that soldiers use to forecast their ammunition requirements for training and testing operations, as well as in wartime. TAMIS was selected as the Army’s groundbreaking move to the AWS GovCloud, first as a proof of concept and eventually as a full deployment to the cloud. DXC was there to oversee the move, applying its tailorable and repeatable Application Transformation to the Cloud (AT2C) process to the complex project.

To begin, DXC first performed a comprehensive application assessment of TAMIS’s mission and technical characteristics to determine that it was suitable for migration. DXC then used the assessment results for a specific roadmap designed to minimize risk and ensure TAMIS was operational within the cloud as soon as possible after migration. Post-migration, DXC performed rigorous testing, refactoring and re-architecting optimizations.

TAMIS officially went live in the AWS GovCloud environment in August of 2017. DXC provides ongoing support for the project through a DevOps approach to ensure TAMIS stays up-to-date with the latest strategies, goals and technology. Applying what they learned from the process and adapting it to future cloud migrations is allowing the Army to innovate while balancing cost and performance.

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