CSC Global Cloud Center of Excellence Achieves AWS Managed Service Program Status
News Release -- November 28, 2016
Among First Enterprise IT Providers with a Global Presence to Meet New Program Requirement to Deploy, Integrate and Deliver Value to Amazon Web Services (AWS) Clients
TYSONS, Va., November 28, 2016 – CSC (NYSE: CSC), a global leader in next-generation IT services and solutions, today announced that it is among the first global Amazon Web Services (AWS) Premier Consulting Partners to pass the latest and most stringent version of the independent, third-party audit required for acceptance into the AWS Managed Service Program.
The AWS Managed Service Program is limited to AWS Partner Network (APN) Consulting Partners. In January 2016, AWS increased Managed Service Provider certification requirements in the areas of DevOps, continuous compliance, service intelligence and the proper use of AWS best practices for security, design and migration. Successfully completing the yearly audit ensures that AWS Managed Service Providers can demonstrate that they add value to clients and are current on all AWS products and features.
“This important designation signifies CSC’s commitment to developing client-focused managed services offerings, and demonstrates our continued investment in security, DevOps and migration automation tools,” said Stephen Hilton, executive vice president and general manager, Global Infrastructure Services, CSC. “Our recent investment in Racemi for automated cloud mass migrations is a good example of how clients can maximize their AWS investment using CSC’s portfolio of AWS offerings.
“To ensure we meet customer’s high delivery expectations, we continue to invest in training for our skilled, next-gen workforce. With more than 5,000 accredited AWS professionals, 300 AWS Associate certifications and 25 AWS Professional certifications, CSC has one of the largest pools of certified AWS architects outside of AWS.”
The foundation of CSC offerings for the AWS platform is the CSC Global Cloud Center of Excellence (CoE). The AWS Managed Services Program leverages CSC’s next-generation management services capabilities, global delivery model and leadership in digital transformation. CSC extends this value to clients by providing managed offerings with cloud migration services and application modernization on AWS, including big data and analytics offerings.
CSC offerings on AWS address client needs for increased business flexibility, speed and looming capital refreshes. Specific business benefits include:
- Transition of IT from cost center to value-added service provider by transitioning assets to next-gen infrastructure utilization model;
- Optimization of spend through scaling capacity and capabilities as demands shift;
- Increased business agility and faster time to decisions with real-time data and analytics that include performance, market penetration and adoption; and
- Improved customer engagement and reach with faster cycle times and higher value yield.
CSC has been an official AWS partner since 2013, and is one of only a few AWS Premier Consulting Partners with a worldwide presence and delivery capability. CSC’s additional AWS partner designations include Authorized Government Reseller, AWS Channel Reseller, AWS China Region Partner, AWS Government Partner Program and AWS Test Drive Partner. CSC holds the AWS Big Data and Migration Competency certification. In addition, CSC’s UXC Oxygen, located in Australia, holds the SAP Competency certification.
CSC (NYSE: CSC) leads clients on their digital transformation journeys. The company provides innovative next-generation technology services and solutions that leverage deep industry expertise, global scale, technology independence and an extensive partner community. CSC serves leading commercial and
international public sector organizations throughout the world. CSC is a Fortune 500 company and ranked among the best corporate citizens. For more information, visit the company’s website to learn more about integrated digital service management (IDSM) and the modern agile hybrid cloud platform.