Taking the leap when others hesitate is often the key to success.

A major defense contractor was looking to compete in airborne radar processing. It was a segment in which the contractor had not been competitive to date, and it needed an edge.

One of Star Lab’s product partners suggested that the inclusion of secure tactical virtualization could give the contractor the key differentiator it was looking for.

The advantages of virtualization are certainly well-known: it can provide positive control over system components, security and resource optimization.

But these benefits are weighed against an unfounded fear that virtualization isn’t performant. And for mission-critical systems, anything that could impede performance is automatically disqualified.

The contractor approached Star Lab and asked if Star Lab’s Crucible Hypervisor was applicable and suitable for weapons systems.

Crucible facilitates the allocation of systems resources to ensure the utmost performance. This includes optimally performing runtime integrity of core service and application VMs, and enabling efficient and secure upgrades to the hypervisor, service domains and cryptographic support functions.

The two companies forged a partnership, and in very short order, by incorporating Crucible into its airborne radar processing system, the contractor was able to leapfrog the competition and provide a system superior to those of the traditional industry leaders.