CSC Opens Seven New Cloud-Enabled Data Centers and Ecommerce Portal for Hosting and Cloud Services
News Release -- June 14, 2010
FALLS CHURCH, Va., June 14 – Demonstrating its continued leadership in enterprise-class cloud solutions, CSC (NYSE: CSC) today announced the opening of seven cloud-enabled data centers in the US, UK, Luxembourg and Australia to serve clients across the globe. Clients can now fully exploit the innovation, flexibility, speed and economy of cloud-based business while obtaining the levels of security, reliability, continuity and sustainability required for enterprise-class operation.
The CSC cloud-enabled data centers feature fully virtualized cloud fabric and multiple grades of services for any size organization interested in public, private or hybrid cloud solutions. The data centers are located in Chantilly, Va., Newark, De., Chicago, Il., Sydney, Australia, Copenhagen, Denmark, Luxembourg, and the New Kent Complex, UK. As part of CSC’s global network of centers, these cloud-enabled data centers feature full software recovery capabilities, energy optimization, enterprise-class scalability and dynamic workload balancing to ensure continued business performance in every time zone.
CSC today also announced CSC Gateway, an e-commerce portal for hosting and cloud services clients that simplifies and speeds access to CSC solutions and includes self-managing features such as auto-provisioning, pay-per-use and electronic purchase orders. Clients can now tap into the complete catalog of CSC’s Trusted Cloud and Hosting solutions through an intuitive, easy-to-use interface.
“As a hosting client, the CSC Gateway adds value to our relationship with CSC,” said Tim Dion, CIO, Sensei. “With Gateway we can provision new services and respond quickly to changing business needs. The portal is easy-to-use and we feel more connected to the company.”
As a leader in Cybersecurity and Healthcare IT, these offerings put CSC in a very unique market position to run cloud services for Healthcare, Financial Services and other highly-regulated industries where security concerns are paramount. The “Business-First Approach” and proven credentials in SaaS enablement are unique differentiators for CSC in the Managed/Cloud Services Market.
“Providing advanced cloud services that feature the same delivery excellence and business-service-level rigor as our outsourcing business is a natural step for CSC,” said Siki Giunta, vice president, cloud computing and software services, CSC. “CSC’s Trusted Cloud and Hosting portfolio will continue to grow as the market defines new requirements. What differentiates CSC from other cloud providers is our unique ability to surround the offerings with the infrastructure for success like easy access with CSC Gateway and a global presence of cloud certified data centers.”
Today CSC also announced a “Business-First Approach” designed to provide any enterprise with the guidance to transform existing business processes or enable innovation that was never possible before the advent of cloud. Giunta adds, “CSC is the right partner to enable any size enterprise to achieve the financial benefits of cloud services.”
“As cloud services evolve and line of business end users realize the benefits of automated, on-demand provisioning, cloud decision makers, particularly CTOs are better positioned to move beyond running day-to-day IT operations and participate more fully in activities that contribute to the enterprise bottom line,” said Melanie Posey, Research Director at IDC. “Cloud makes it easier for IT leaders to transform knowledge of business dynamics and related technology opportunities into actionable strategies, resulting in improved alignment of business objectives and IT.”
To view a video perspective from Siki Giunta, vice president of CSC’s cloud computing and software services, around the importance of this announcement, please visit www.csc.com/cloudroadmap.
For more information about CSC’s cloud services, please visit www.csc.com/cloud.
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CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions and Services, the Managed Services Sector and the North American Public Sector. CSC’s advanced capabilities include system design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management consulting. The company has been recognized as a leader in the industry, including being named by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies for Information Technology Services (2010). Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 94,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.1 billion for the 12 months ended April 2, 2010. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.csc.com.