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CSC Launches BizCloud™ in Australia - the Industry’s First On-Premise Private Cloud Charged As a Service
News Release -- August 16, 2011
Sydney, Australia, 16 August 2011 – CSC (NYSE: CSC) today announced the expansion and availability of BizCloud™ in Australia, the first on-premise private cloud to be charged as a service.
BizCloud combines the privacy, security and control of a private cloud with the agility, convenience and commercial model of a public cloud.
Ready for workloads in 10 weeks, BizCloud accelerates the adoption of a private cloud by businesses and government agencies, eliminating lengthy implementations and the need to budget for capital investment.
By offering this service, CSC has taken the work out of implementing a private cloud and overcome the objections that security conscious organisations usually raise around cloud adoption.
Initially launched in North America, BizCloud is now also available in the UK, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Spain and Portugal.
BizCloud, a VMware vCloud Datacentre Service, gives users all the components needed for a private cloud, preconfigured, integrated and tested, on their own premises behind their firewall.
Customers subscribe to the service, pay only for what they use and can choose from different levels of service-level agreement, provisioning and support. All workloads are catered for and can be scaled up or down according to demand.
BizCloud features CloudCompute, CSC’s new infrastructure as a service (IaaS) architecture which is also deployed in the CSC cloud enabled datacentres. This allows users to take advantage of a hybrid approach by keeping mission critical applications on premise with BizCloud while using CSC’s off premise cloud for disaster recovery, business continuity or for setting up agile development and test environments.
CloudCompute, a VMware vCloud Datacentre Service, delivers compute, storage and network resources as a service to support any application and because of the security and service level agreements is especially capable for hosting mission critical and business critical workloads.
The CloudCompute infrastructure is built on the powerful, standardised cloud fabric, Vblock™ Infrastructure Platforms, from VCE. Vblock platforms integrate leading virtualisation software from VMware; unified networking, security and computing from Cisco; and storage, security and management technologies from EMC.
“BizCloud and CloudCompute provide the centerpiece of the modern virtualised datacentre,” said Siki Giunta, vice president of Cloud Computing and Software Services, CSC. “There is a model for every organisation — whether you want self-managed or a managed service option, or you want private, public or a hybrid cloud, CSC is following through on our promise of delivering the right cloud, the right way. With CSC, every organisation can easily make the initial move to ‘as a service’ — infrastructure, platform and software on-demand.”
Commenting on the launch of BizCloud in Australia, Bob Hayward, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer for CSC in Australia said, “Australian organisations have been uncertain about the move from traditional IT to the Cloud. In an Australian first, customers can now take a safe first step to a preconfigured, integrated and tested private cloud on their own premises in just ten weeks.”
“IT delivery is transforming at a record pace and, by leveraging a converged infrastructure platform and solutions from VCE, CSC is accelerating the rate at which its customers can take advantage of the cost and flexibility benefits of cloud-based computing,” said Todd Pavone, senior vice president, Products and Solutions, VCE.
“For enterprises, it has been difficult to obtain the economic benefits of a public cloud which is delivered to them as a private cloud,” said Robert Mahowald, vice president, SaaS & Cloud Services, IDC. “CSC has been very strategic with this announcement. They engaged customers in a discussion about their business needs and developed a flexible solution that addresses those needs spot on. BizCloud and CSC's related services break new ground for IT buyers trying to navigate the road to data centre transformation.”
CloudCompute is offered in three packages: Standard, Enterprise and Enterprise Plus. CloudCompute enables organisations to align workload requirements with the right CloudCompute package and service level. Customers mix and match the tiers of service with guaranteed availability levels from 99 to 99.95 percent. All CSC cloud models are billed as a service from a standard rate card.
Because BizCloud shares the same infrastructure as the CSC public and off-premise private cloud models, organisations can focus on moving workloads to the right cloud model based on the security and control those workloads require.
CSC today also announced the appointment of Paul Gibbs as general manager, Cloud Computing and Services for CSC in Australia. Paul will be responsible for deploying CSC's cloud computing strategy and growing CSC's client footprint in Australia. He will report to Siki Giunta and work closely with Bob Hayward to advance CSC's leadership position in Cloud services locally.
“Paul's extensive client services experience will be an asset as CSC helps clients make decisions about the shift from traditional IT to emerging services such as the Cloud,” Giunta commented.
BizCloud features CloudCompute, CSC’s new infrastructure as a service (IaaS) architecture which is deployed in the CSC cloud enabled datacentres. CloudCompute delivers compute, storage and network resources as a service to support any application and is especially capable for hosting mission critical and business critical workloads. The CloudCompute infrastructure is built on the Vblock™ Infrastructure Platform from VCE, the Virtual Computing Environment Company formed by Cisco and EMC with investments from VMware and Intel.
Vblock platforms from VCEintegrate the leading network, compute, storage, virtualisation, security, and management technologies from Cisco, EMC and VMware. CSC’s partnership with VCE enables the economic model that is unique to BizCloud.
For more information about the CSC Trusted Cloud services, please visit www.csc.com/cloud
CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled business solutions and services. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 93,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.2 billion for the 12 months ended July 1, 2011. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.csc.com