Sprint, CSC Launch IaaS Package for U.S. Market
Sprint CloudCompute is an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) package that integrates CSC's virtualized, utility-based cloud computing IT with Sprint's cloud-aware Global MPLS network.Sprint may be a prime candidate for a buyout or merger on the business front, but that distraction isn't affecting its new-product research and development folks. The Overland Park, Kan.-based telecom on May 6 came out with Sprint CloudCompute, an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) package that integrates its partner CSC's virtualized, utility-based cloud computing IT with Sprint's cloud-aware Global MPLS network. The integrated solution will provide secure, reliable networking and IT efficiency to business customers headquartered within the United States, Sprint said. This "cloud-aware" Global MPLS network is congestion-free, designed for low latency and jitter needed for real-time business applications, Sprint said. Sprint offers what it calls "Class of Service (CoS)" at no additional charge to eliminate bottlenecks in a customer's network through prioritization.
Application performance is optimized through network-based quality of service (QoS) software, and Sprint's service-level agreements enable full support of any and all enterprise cloud applications, the company said.