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Leveraging the Freedom of Open Source to Deliver Mission Capabilities (Wolf Tombe, CTO, Customs Border Protection, DHS)


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  • 1. Leveraging the Freedom of Open Source To Deliver Mission Capabilities Presented by Mr. Wolf Tombe Chief Technology Officer Office of Information Technology U.S. Customs and Border Protection Department of Homeland Security
  • 2. Why CBP is Adopting Open Standards Reduce TCO by reducing cost to build, license, O&M and standardized C&A Avoid vendor lock-ins and highly specialized skill- sets Highly consistent and standardized architecture facilitates reuse and retirement of legacy/non- strategic technologies Open standards based information sharing platform to enhance CBP’s ability to share information. 2
  • 3. Open Standards Based CBP Enterprise Cloud Management CloudStack and OpenStack support NIST defined Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas) model and NIST defined essential cloud characteristics of:  On-demand Self Service  Broad Network Access  Resource Pooling  Rapid Elasticity  Measured Service CBP is considering OpenStack based cloud management platform to manage its diverse (multi vendor) mission critical infrastructure 3
  • 4. CBP’s Blue Print to Adopt Open Standards CBP Three Point Plan for Adoption of Open Standards & Open Architecture Enterprise Technical Architecture (ETA)  Standards-based consistent, scalable and reliable architecture across CBP for building applications Common Delivery Platform (CDP)  CDP provides a consistent, highly available, distributed application infrastructure and foundation for CBP application and technology deployments across all layers of the application stack Application Delivery  Agile Methodologies to Architect, Design & Build applications based on ETA and deploy on CDP 4
  • 5. Enterprise Technical Architecture Consistent, vendor agnostic, open standards and industry best practices based Application and Security Architecture used by DHS CBP OIT in building modernized applications systems Adheres to enterprise technology drivers including Interoperability, Reusability, Reliability, Availability, Scalability, Performance, S ecurity, Portability and MaintainabilityEnterprise Technical Architecture achieves a service model bySeparating: Data from Applications, Applications from Presentation, Systems from the Infrastructure (Network & Hardware)to create : Reusable Services deployed on Cloud Infrastructure Open Standards facilitates having a predefined exit strategy 5
  • 6. Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure CBP partnered with industry consortiums to build appliance based Implementations of CDP  Fully virtualized commodity servers implemented on open standards and open architecture principles  Automated Provisioning & Service Deployment, Configuration & Change Management, System Monitoring & Incident Management  Infrastructure supports true Cloud Management Capabilities including: elasticity, flexibility, horizontal scalability, self provisioning all built around CBP Performance needs. 6
  • 7. Adopting Open-Standards based AMQP to Increase Performance and Reduce Cost AMQP Handles 12x Daily Mainframe Load… While Costing Millions Less CBP is working with Trade Community to migrate legacy messaging to AMQP 7
  • 8. Open Standard Based Information Sharing Platform Facilitate integration and support multi vendor/ partner/ agency/ technology data exchanges Adopt open standards, open architecture and industry best practices to enhance interoperability between systems Increase re-use of system components across enterprise. Figure: A conceptual approach to open source ESB Infrastructure 8
  • 9. CBP Leading the Open Source Transformation CBP’s AMQP initiative is spearheading the Legacy Messaging Transition for its partners: Trade, Foreign Customs, Airlines, Law Enforcement Agencies and Commercial partners.CBP’s Open Standards based Cloud Infrastructure implementation is the model for Infrastructure As Service (IaaS) for other federal agenciesCBP’s open standards based Information Sharing Platform is helping secure America’s borders and facilitate trade 9
  • 10. Cost Reduction : While Preserving Mission Capabilities Leverage Open Source Strategy  Open Standards & Open Architecture  Cloud Computing & Virtualization  SOA & Shared Services Advantages  Reduces TCO by reducing cost to build, license, O&M and standardized C&A  Avoids vendor lock-ins and highly specialized skill-sets  Highly consistent and standardized architecture facilitates reuse and retirement of legacy/non-strategic technologies 10
  • 11. Questions & Answers