CSC BizCloud HC - OpenStack
Avoid the pitfalls of do-it-yourself, open-source technology and harness this fully supported, software-defined OpenStack private cloud in just 10 weeks.
CSC BizCloud HC OpenStack 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 optimized to support agile DevOps workloads and big data and analytics applications.
Based on commodity hardware that delivers Linux virtualization and software-defined networking using the RedHat OpenStack distribution, it includes CSC proprietary extensions to selected services that ensure greater reliability, availability and serviceability than the base open-source functionality.
CSC BizCloud HC is a true service, and CSC assumes the implementation risk of standing up the private cloud infrastructure and cloud orchestration components. You can quickly harness the benefits of software-defined computing, storage, networking and virtualization resources without having to deal with the nuances and pitfalls of open-source technology.
High Security and Workload Isolation
CSC delivers a secure, auditable private cloud execution venue with enterprise IT governance and security controls. Unlike publicly available OpenStack reference architectures, where security is something of an afterthought, CSC BizCloud HC 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 within your organization.
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. As part of the installation, basic client-specific integrations of these services will be implemented. More advanced integrations with legacy environments may require additional services costs and a license for CSC Agility Platform™.
Complex Hybrid Cloud Management Capabilities
CSC Agility Platform enables your IT staff to manage a complex hybrid cloud environment, including CSC BizCloud HC Openstack, 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 VMware, AWS, Microsoft Azure and other popular cloud service providers. Other CSC BizCloud HC Openstack options include:
- Microsoft Windows Service Provider Licensing
- CSC Data Center hosting
Move to Flexible, Scalable, 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.
Unlike running in a VMware-based private cloud, OpenStack applications must accommodate the failure of a single compute server. CSC BizCloud HC OpenStack supports a 99.95 percent service level agreement (SLA) for OpenStack API access availability and uptime. CSC offers a 48-hour restoration time SLA for defunct OpenStack servers and top-of-rack switches. If needed, CSC can deliver a more aggressive hardware repair service levels at additional charge.
CSC will patch CSC BizCloud HC OpenStack software components to maintain the security and availability of the environment. CSC will maintain your environment at the OpenStack version used at time of installation, with version upgrades performed as custom, billable professional services projects.
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. It is billed as a service from a standard rate card with customizable OpenStack server configurations that can be tailored to the exact requirements of the target application workload.
It is a fully 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 for organizations that prefer that financing option. 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.
This service can be scaled out while keeping costs in line during long IT transformation projects. Start-up requires only basic OpenStack control functions for securing the control plane and monitoring the OpenStack infrastructure. Its modular design ensures flexibility for private cloud deployments that are next to critical systems where vital data is stored and processed. 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 manages and monitors BizCloud HC Openstack private clouds from secure, regional service delivery hubs. The services required to assure the security of BizCloud HC control plane components, the monitoring of the private cloud infrastructure and various remote access, monitoring and patching services are deployed locally with each instance but managed centrally. The standardization and centralization of private cloud support and management services keeps your costs down and maximizes the availability of your OpenStack cloud.
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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