The future Cyber Defence Cloud will be hosted in secure data centres located in Luxembourg, with a level of protection that meets the highest international standards, providing highly secure and readily available computing and storage capacity. Thus, the LCDC will be able to store sensitive data, via different secured cloud environments. The support will be provided via one of NSPA's Support Partnerships.
NSPA will also be one of the beneficiaries of this new capacity. NSPA will host its own IT services on the LCDC, as well as leveraging this capacity for new multi-national projects, which will be made available to NATO Allies. One such project is the implementation of a Digital Engineering platform for multinational acquisition, support and sustainment projects. This will include processes identification, data governance, change management requirements, and software market availability and maturity. Digital engineering is a digital transformation approach that integrates the complexity of various physical and digital lifecycle activities from conception to decommissioning of assets.