Cloud in Canada
CSC enables Canadian businesses and government organizations to leverage private and public Cloud while adhering to Canadian data governance requirements with BizCloud.
BizCloud combines the privacy, security and control of a private cloud with the agility, convenience and commercial model of a public cloud. BizCloud accelerates the adoption of a private cloud by businesses and government agencies, eliminating lengthy capital acquisition cycles. Compared to do-it-yourself private clouds, where multiple components are acquired and then integrated, BizCloud is based on fully integrated VCE Vblock and comes with a service catalogue, charge back methodology and automation to simplify management and orchestration.
BizCloud, a VMware™ vCloud Data center Service, gives users all the components needed for a private cloud that is preconfigured, integrated and tested, on their premises and behind their firewall. The security monitoring and management included with BizCloud satisfies the requirements of most security-conscious organizations. Initially launched in the United States in February 2011, and Canada in April 2012, BizCloud is also available in Europe, Australia and Asia.
All workloads that are run on the CSC cloud can be scaled up or down according to demand and are billed from the same rate card as the off-premises cloud models: public and virtual private. BizCloud leverages CSC CloudCompute, which is standard across all the CSC clouds. This consistency of architecture ensures optimal mobility of workloads across cloud models. It also enables users to take advantage of a hybrid approach by keeping mission-critical applications on premises with BizCloud while using CSC’s off-premises cloud — located in Canada — for backup, disaster recovery, business continuity or development and test. Using BizCloud, Canadian companies and government organizations are able to adhere to Canadian data governance regulations while leveraging cloud economics.
BizCloud features CloudCompute™, the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) architecture which is deployed in CSC Cloud data centers. CloudCompute delivers compute, storage and network resources as a service to support any application and is especially capable of 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.