Flight Operations Centers

  • Support Multiple Level Security Networks from One Desktop.
  • Instant Access to Mission-Critical, Secure Information.
  • Rapid Deployment, Easy to Pack & Redeploy Very Quickly.
  • Easy to Manage Remotely.

Overview

Noise, heat and space constraints are always important considerations in a dynamic work environment, but inside a Flight Operations Control Center these distractions and harsh working conditions can contribute to costly mistakes - both in monetary terms as well as human safety.

Top reasons to consider ClearCube:

In a world such as this, ClearCube’s Blade PCs and Zero Clients transform the workplace into a high secure and efficiently operating environment free of the noise, heat, and cramped desktops.

In addition to lower power and cooling requirements, ClearCube PC Blades and Zero Clients are more reliable and easier to repair than traditional PCs. In the event of a hardware or software failure, IT administrators can switch a user to a spare Blade in a matter of minutes. This “hot swapping” capability vaults PC availability to an unprecedented 99.9%.

Blade PCs boost user and IT productivity. Previously, IT would focus approximately five hours per PC on software installs and upgrades; with the ClearCube solution, the staff only devotes about an hour-and-a-half to each Blade. Hardware and software asset management also requires less time.

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Testimonial

The higher reliability, hardened security and simpler management of PC Blade technology has significantly reduced CMAFS’desktop support costs. Through an annual investment of a little under $800 per user, CMAFS has experienced annual savings and productivity benefits of $3,100 per user.

“I see Blade technology as the direction the entire mountain will achieve in the next four to five years.”


Network Chief NORAD Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station

ClearCube benefits

Operations at the mountain base are so secretive that users would have to spend about fifteen minutes to lock up their hard drives after using them. It would then take additional time to make sure network connectivity was in place once a hard drive was put back at a user station.

Before the ClearCube solution was deployed, IT technicians could previously support about two hundred computers each. Since the deployment of ClearCube Blade PCs, the number one IT tech can support has grown to over five hundred computers.

ClearCube examples:

“ClearCube Technology’s approach to computing is simple: remove the PC from the user’s desk, condense it into an Intel powered Blade PC and rack-mount it in one secure location. Only the peripherals and a small connection device called a Zero Client remains at the user’s desk.



Benefit #1

“With ClearCube, we don’t have to secure the machines when they are not being used because they are now always secure,” says Garcia. “We do not have to worry about the equipment [and information inside] growing legs. Having the Blades in a central location away from the floor where top secret information is being processed also negates the need for as many top secret- cleared technicians.”

Benefit #2

“It’s easier to operate and manage the IT infrastructure because when the technician needs to service a machine, they don’t have to interfere with the operations of the organization. The floor could be operating at a peak level, and we don’t have to interrupt the operation,” says Garcia.

Benefit #3

“To get a user up and running after a downtime event took hours on average with traditional machines,” says Garcia. “With the Blade solution, about 30% of unplanned user downtime has gone away.”

Benefit #4

“Because of ClearCube, we will not have to hire additional IT staff when we add networks and applications and increase the complexity of the applications,” says Garcia. “We’ll probably be growing the number of different types of missions by two-thirds, but we’ll have the same number of people, more than likely.”

Benefit #5

The higher reliability, hardened security and simpler management of PC Blade technology has significantly reduced CMAFS’desktop support costs. Through an annual investment of a little under $800 per user, CMAFS has experienced annual savings and productivity benefits of $3,100 per user.



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