CSC and IBM expand cloud alliance

CSC and IBM today announced they are building on their existing alliance to help global customers accelerate their transition to the cloud.

CSC and IBM together will address these growing needs by developing and offering clients a broad set of secure cloud solutions offered “as-a-service” to increase operational agility, choice, flexibility, and cost-savings.

In addition to app development and infrastructure management, new offerings to clients includes: creation of CSC Center of Excellence (CoE); compatibility of SoftLayer IaaS with CSC’s ServiceMesh Agility Platform; and IBM’s open cloud platform for development of web and mobile applications; and joint marketing, sales and consulting collaboration.

The CSC Center of Excellence (CoE) offering clients a broad range of IBM solutions and platforms, including IBM Cloud’s SoftLayer infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and Bluemix.

A joint marketing, sales and consulting collaboration to create a single, consumable services framework to support client app development and modernization, Big Data and Analytics, cloud and mobility infrastructure capabilities, and security.

The expanded alliance advances CSC’s vision of the “Service-Enabled Enterprise” and IBM’s “as-a-service” strategy, both designed to increase customer choice and innovation in adopting emerging technologies needed to harness the potential around Big Data, cloud and “systems of engagement” – or mobile and social apps.

This will accelerate both companies’ speed-to-market capabilities with modernized applications that are informed by analytics, live in any cloud, and securely serve the growing information and accessibility needs of users anytime, anywhere.

“Enhancing our partnership with IBM strengthens CSC’s strategy to modernize, mobilize, integrate, secure and manage the evolving global application ecosystem and our ability to helping clients transition to the hybrid cloud,” said Jim Smith, executive vice president & general manager, CSC Global Business Services.

“By collaborating, CSC and IBM can ensure that clients put the right information into the right employee hands at the right time wherever they may be. Clients will benefit from greater choice, operational agility, cost savings, and integration flexibility when they become cloud-empowered enterprises,” added Smith.

“As we expand our relationship with CSC, we will work to bring even greater flexibility to our client bases as they increase their social, mobile and Big Data workloads in the cloud,” said Steve Robinson, General Manager of IBM Cloud Platform Services.

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