CSC Cloud Services for Microsoft Azure
CSC and Microsoft Azure help clients quickly move to the cloud, integrate cloud services and continually manage costs, governance and security.
Most organizations are looking to the cloud for ways to respond to business needs faster and deliver innovative applications throughout the enterprise. In many cases, business units are sidestepping IT with shadow projects hosted across multiple clouds — and with little thought to corporate governance and security policies. IT organizations need to take charge, but the prospect of managing a complex hybrid cloud environment with existing staff processes can be daunting.
To address this growing challenge, CSC and Microsoft are working together to help organizations centralize the management of cloud infrastructure and rapidly provision new platforms and applications.
CSC Cloud Services for Microsoft® Azure® combines the CSC Agility Platform™ for hybrid cloud management, CSC’s expert professional services and Microsoft’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to help clients rapidly cloud-enable enterprise-grade applications, integrate cloud services and continually manage costs, governance and security.
This as-a-service solution enables enterprises to adopt a hybrid cloud operating model at a pace that is right for them, with costs based on usage. Further, it can serve as the platform for integrating the company's existing IT ecosystem with public cloud infrastructure, while adhering to existing IT standards. It supports fully integrated cloud solutions, from simple stacks to highly complex multi-tier hybrid applications that allow on-premises applications to use cloud services, giving organizations a solid foundation to move to IT as a Service.
Take Control of Shadow IT
CSC provides consolidated billing to enable chargeback invoicing, account management, and help desk and service desk support for multiple public cloud providers. This real-time visibility enables your organization to centrally manage all cloud consumption, including resources previously considered part of Shadow IT.
CSC Cloud Services for Microsoft Azure helps address head-on the concerns of IT procurement control. CSC and Microsoft have a proven track record for addressing the risks associated with Shadow IT and deploying hybrid cloud solutions that focus on security and compliance concerns of heavily regulated industries including financial services, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and aerospace and defense.
Agile Application Development
At the same time, organizations can increase agility by directly empowering business users and developers with on-demand access to fully governed cloud resources. The CSC Agility Platform’s self-service provisioning storefront enables users to launch enterprise-grade platforms and applications in minutes, instead of weeks or even months.
To future-proof applications, the CSC Agility Platform helps development teams design cloud-based applications and platforms using a graphical workbench to assemble cloud portable application blueprints for deployment across diverse hybrid clouds. Applications are released using an intuitive visual dashboard to promote software builds and deployment environments across the development lifecycle, creating an agile environment that supports faster DevOps practices.
Access to Optional Services
CSC’s services team can also provide managed services for endpoints and infrastructure support, based on client needs. Services include:
- Data recovery, storage replication and backup environments
- Patch management and software distribution
- Threat protection
- Virtual machine monitoring and notification
CSC can help you with every step of moving your enterprise to the cloud, including application modernization tools and services to transform and cloud-enable legacy systems and cloud migration services to help you cost-effectively move workloads to the cloud.
CSC’s managed suite of Cloud Migration Services employ a global Migration Center of Excellence and best-in-class technologies to thoroughly assess your options, ensure a successful migration and, if needed, manage your modernized environment. These services offer a standard, repeatable methodology and reference architecture to plan and migrate applications, data, operating systems and configuration. These services shorten project timelines and lower costs when migrating to public clouds or between clouds, data centers or virtual platforms.
Find out how CSC and Microsoft can help your organization adopt a hybrid cloud operating model and eliminate Shadow IT. Contact us to learn more.