CSC Announces CloudLab Virtual Development and Test Service
News Release -- June 14, 2010
Advanced SaaS Offering Powered by CSC Cloud-Enabled Data Centers
FALLS CHURCH, Va., June 14 – CSC (NYSE: CSC) today announced availability of CloudLab, a new cloud-based development and test service delivered in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. CloudLab provides rapid, on-demand access to a precisely configured, highly scalable and secure environment that speeds development, maximizes productivity, avoids capital expense, and lowers development cost. While primary users include IT operations and application developers, CloudLab can be used by sales for developing product demonstrations or training organizations for designing cost effective online training tools and curricula.
The new service, available via CSC Gateway, an e-commerce portal for hosting and cloud services, is a virtual equivalent of a physical environment with inherent usage controls and user access management. These features support a secure and efficient application development lifecycle. CloudLab eliminates the wait for physical machines or the budgeting processes associated with procuring new equipment. This service saves time normally spent setting up and tearing down test environments allowing for reduced cycle times and managed costs.
“CloudLab enables technology providers to say “yes” more often to business partners and internal customers who need an agile response to competitive and economic pressures,” said Siki Giunta, vice president, cloud computing and software services, CSC. “When using CloudLab, development, QA and IT operations access a pool of virtualized infrastructure to scale resources up and down as needed. Users can rapidly provision lab resources and deploy standard environments at the click of a button, avoiding bottlenecks found in many organizations. With CloudLab organizations can plan and execute safe application changes in days rather than months.”
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.
Features of CloudLab:
- Self service – Easily provision and manage users, configurations, templates and assets through an easy-to-use self-service portal
- Runtime applications remain unchanged – Easily import and export existing production images with no modifications
- Snapshot and suspend – Rapidly create exact copies of complex configurations
- Controlled access – Restrict access and passage rights on any project, person or environment
- Reporting and visibility – Easily capture users, usage and actions with detailed audit trails
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.