CSC BizCloud HC - Software-Defined Data Center
Ensure reliability, data protection and disaster recovery with VMware software-defined networking and storage that’s ready in 10 weeks.
CSC BizCloud HC Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) is a is a fast, secure, and low-cost private cloud that is delivered and ready for application deployment in as little as 10 weeks. It can be deployed in strategic CSC cloud data centers around the globe or in your data center.
This hyper-converged cloud architecture is based on commodity hardware with VMware software that delivers high-availability virtualization and NSX software-defined networking behind a centralized user interface. Backup and disaster recovery options are integrated so that fully managed virtual server instances can be created in addition to self-managed or self-service environments.
CSC BizCloud HC is engineered to deliver a secure, auditable private cloud with enterprise IT governance and security controls. Unlike publicly available SDDC reference architectures, CSC has augmented these basic implementation patterns with proprietary enterprise-grade security service integration required to secure your mission critical applications.
It is a 100 percent dedicated private IaaS offering that provides excellent security and workload isolation at the physical level and logical isolation capabilities that restrict access to private cloud resources to individual users and sub-orgs. CSC also offers comprehensive enterprise backup and disaster recovery options for managed VM instances on a standardized rate-card basis.
Fast Provisioning Tool
It includes Agility Store, which makes it easy for non-technical users to allocate and provision CSC BizCloud HC resources. CSC provides easy access to performance, usage tracking and granular billing information from our cloud portal. Every CSC BizCloud HC client has a service delivery manager to address specific concerns so you can reap the most benefit from your private cloud investment.
BizCloud HC is designed to integrate with existing client DNS and Active Directory services so that client VMs in the CSC private cloud can be integrated into your existing enterprise IT environment. CSC will also integrate your directory with the Agility Store to support role-based policies and approval routing of requests for resources. CSC can also can perform more advanced integrations with legacy environments or local ITSM tools for an additional service cost.
CSC BizCloud HC SDDC includes professional on-boarding services tailored to your needs to speed cloud adoption and improve ROI. CSC has managed the migrations of tens of thousands of servers over the years, and CSC can provide services ranging from migrating a single VM to full migration and IT transformation program management.
By adding the CSC Agility Platform™, your IT staff will be able to manage CSC BizCloud HC SDDC along with a complex hybrid cloud environment. It controls policies that manage consumption, security and workload placement at all phases of the application lifecycle, and includes a graphical workbench to orchestrate and deploy multi-tier platform and applications.
Using Agility Platform blueprints, applications are infrastructure independent and portable across public and private clouds, helping to future-proof your investments in both legacy and next-generation applications. Agility Platform also integrates with AWS, Microsoft Azure and other popular cloud service providers. Other CSC BizCloud HC SDDC options include:
- Microsoft Windows Service Provider Licensing
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Service Provider Licensing
- CSC Data Center hosting
- Workload migration and onboarding services
- Complex client IT service management tool and process integration
Move to Flexible, Scalable, Highly Available Software-Defined Infrastructure
CSC BizCloud HC delivers its advanced functionality through software-defined service elements. Enterprise applications are supported by open-source software components running on lower-cost infrastructure, rather than proprietary enterprise-grade hardware. The responsiveness demanded by the business is enabled by virtualization at the network, compute and storage levels. The Agility Store handles most reconfigurations.
As you would expect with a VMware-based private cloud, the solution is designed to automatically recover from the failure of a single compute server. CSC BizCloud HC SDDC supports a 99.95% service level agreement (SLA) for the SDDC infrastructure availability and uptime. Virtual Machines managed by CSC also enjoy the same 99.95% availability SLA. CSC offers a basic 48-hour restoration time SLA for defunct SDDC servers and top-of-rack switches. If needed, CSC can deliver a more aggressive hardware repair service levels at an additional charge.
Ensure Low Total Cost of Ownership
CSC offers attractive pricing for organizations that need a low-cost-of- entry private cloud that can scale up cost-effectively to support growth. Billed as a service from a standard rate card, it can be configured with advanced storage, backup and disaster recovery options as required. This is a 100 percent OPEX IaaS service that minimizes your upfront costs and is very attractive in terms of cash-flow. A client CAPEX consumption model is also supported. CSC can provide flexible service provider licensing for guest operating systems on a month-by-month basis, or you can bring your own software entitlements if your licensing terms permit.
CSC BizCloud HC SDDC can be scaled out while keeping costs in line during long IT transformation projects. The initial foundation service and a minimal workload cluster is all that initially needs to be installed. Additional compute and storage capacity increments can be added as business requirements demand, so there’s no need to procure everything on Day 1 to support workloads 12 to 18 months in the future.
CSC is one of the few service providers in the world that can manage complex hybrid cloud transitions and deliver IaaS that integrates mainframe, midrange, private and public cloud into an effective whole. Find out how CSC can help you craft an IT transformation program that’s aligned with your business goals and structured to deliver durable value from the hybrid cloud − at your pace.
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