July 19, 2012
Allows agencies to comply with "Cloud First" strategy by avoiding capital investment
FALLS CHURCH, Va., July 19 — CSC today announced BizCloud for Government – the industry's first and only on-premise private cloud that is billed as a service and ready for application workloads in 10 weeks. As federal agencies strive to improve operational efficiencies, reduce costs, meet federal mandates and embrace cloud services, CSC's BizCloud for Government provides the privacy, security and control of a private cloud with the agility, convenience and elasticity of a public cloud.
"Our customers want greater efficiency and cost-effective alternatives to meet both mission and IT requirements, and BizCloud for Government can provide these benefits immediately," said Leif Ulstrup, president of CSC's Federal Consulting Practice. "Many government agencies are already taking advantage of our more than 50 years of government experience combined with our deep commercial cloud expertise to modernize their enterprise without losing focus on the mission."
Based on CSC's standardized and proven commercial BizCloud, BizCloud for Government is tailored to address government agencies' IT, security and mission requirements. BizCloud for Government accelerates government agencies' adoption of a private cloud by eliminating long lead times for implementation and utilizing the convenience of an operational spending model. BizCloud for Government, a VMware vCloud Datacenter Service, gives users a private cloud behind their firewall or on their premises of choice and ready for workloads in just 10 weeks.
"With dozens of successful implementations of BizCloud in a little more than a year, BizCloud for Government benefits from commercial lessons learned," said Siki Giunta, vice president, Global Cloud Computing and Hosting Services, CSC. "Mission-specific executives and business leaders share a strategic goal to act quickly and to be agile with cost-effective infrastructure. CSC is using our combined expertise to be a leader in providing secure enterprise applications in the cloud."
By offering this service, CSC is also helping address the cybersecurity concerns related to cloud adoption. CSC continues to improve on enterprise system security models and standards to ensure that cloud computing – the primary service delivery vector for as-a-service offerings – is secure with the transparency required for managing risk and governance. BizCloud for Government is a unique private cloud package of products and services that is designed to meet Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) certification and accreditation controls without the long lead times that "building your own" cloud requires.
Compared to do-it-yourself private clouds, where multiple components are acquired and then integrated, BizCloud for Government is based on a unique converged infrastructure, the Vblock System from VCE. To this proven infrastructure, CSC is adding standard service catalogues, chargeback methodology and automation to simplify management, orchestration and continuous monitoring. This creates a highly differentiated offer for enterprise cloud.
"By leveraging a converged infrastructure platform and solutions from VCE, CSC is supporting federal government efforts to adopt cloud computing quickly and easily," said Ellen Lail, VCE's vice president of federal sales. "With our combined expertise and leadership, VCE and CSC are working together to help government customers better align IT resources with mission needs."
CSC's BizCloud, the basis system for BizCloud for Government, was initially launched in the United States in February 2011.
For more information about CSC Trusted Cloud services for the government, visit www.csc.com/govcloud.
About CSC's North American Public Sector
As a go-to partner for critical national programs, CSC offers thought leadership, specialized skills and innovative services in critical areas for government clients. Leveraging a global footprint in both private and public sectors, and experience gained from serving almost every U.S. government agency, CSC's North American Public Sector (NPS) brings innovative ideas and proven best practices to help the U.S. government meet mission-critical requirements. For more information about CSC's government solutions, visit www.csc.com/government.
CSC (NYSE: CSC) is a global leader in providing technology-enabled business solutions and services. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 98,000 employees and reported revenue of $15.9 billion for the 12 months ended March 30, 2012. For more information, visit the company's website at www.csc.com.
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