CSC announces an agreement with Microsoft where the systems integrator will resell the software giant's cloud-based online services.
CSC has announced an agreement with
Microsoft where the systems integrator will resell cloud-based Microsoft online
Under the agreement, CSC will resell the
Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite, part of Microsoft Online
Services. The move is an expansion of a cloud services announcement CSC
made in early June. This agreement is designed to help businesses easily and
securely adopt cloud computing solutions across public, private and hybrid
cloud networks. It also is aimed at helping customers reduce the costs of
managing and maintaining business systems and give them access to Microsoft
Exchange Online, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Office Communications
Online and Microsoft Office Live Meeting.
Essentially, by providing enterprise clients with the Business Productivity
Online Suite and CSC Trusted Cloud Services,
CSC will offer a compelling choice of
private cloud customer-managed and public cloud services combined with
Microsoft Online Services. CSC officials
said they expect to migrate millions of users to the Business Productivity
"This agreement is the first of several strategic initiatives that CSC
will bring to market with Microsoft," said David Booth, president of CSC's
global sales and marketing. "The agility and collaboration demonstrated by
both companies to reach this agreement highlights the speed at which we can
execute our go-to-market strategy and meet client demand."
"Customers will benefit from this agreement by receiving cloud services
that will simplify IT management and lower operational costs," said Ron
Markezich, corporate vice president of Microsoft Online, in a statement. "CSC
has been in the business of managed services for 50 years and brings its global
expertise in security and regulatory compliance knowledge, while Microsoft
brings its software-plus-services innovation, engineering capabilities and the
most widely used productivity solutions in world."
CSC will integrate Microsoft Online
Services into its Trusted Cloud Services portfolio, which includes
enterprise-class Cloud Orchestration Services, Trusted Cloud Services and World
Class Consulting Capabilities.
On June 1, drawing from its experience in enterprise systems integration,
mission-critical security capabilities and global presence, CSC
announced its family of cloud services that leverage the company's strengths
with private clouds and combines them with new public cloud models.
CSC offers a multitiered approach to
cloud services, offering Cloud Orchestration Services, Trusted Cloud Services
and consulting capabilities.
CSC's Cloud Orchestration Services is a
best-of-breed approach for cloud services integration that provides clients
with service-level management, remote monitoring, reporting, auditing and data
transparency, the company said. CSC's Cloud
Orchestration Services provide automated arrangement, coordination, federation,
management, security and operation of private, public and hybrid cloud
computing environments, supporting industry-specific compliance and auditing
The company's Trusted Cloud Services is a portfolio of industry-compliant
desktop, computing, storage and network infrastructure services available on a
just-in-time, on-demand basis with full security features and stringent
In addition, the company will build a cloud computing delivery capacity
through its Global Business Consulting and Solutions Practice.
"CSC has decades of experience
managing -private cloud' enterprise computing environments on a global
scale," said Brian Boruff, vice president of CSC's
Cloud Computing. "Extending these skills to integrate and manage public
and private clouds is a natural step in the evolution of our business.
Enterprises that need secure cloud operations will find that CSC
offers -the right mix' of private and public cloud experience and will
effectively orchestrate risk."