CSC (NYSE:CSC) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) recognize that forward-thinking customers are rapidly accelerating the adoption of cloud services and seeking proven expertise to deploy and integrate AWS cloud services into their IT environment under consistent management and governance practices. Based on this shared vision, CSC, a global leader in next-generation IT services and solutions, and AWS, the industry-leading provider of cloud services, have agreed to collaborate on a CSC Global Cloud Center of Excellence (CoE) for enterprise and public sector customers.
CSC will establish an initial Global Cloud CoE in Austin, Texas, that will enable customers to accelerate the development, migration and transformation of enterprise workloads to AWS along with the integration of private and hybrid clouds, including CSC BizCloud™, in an extended enterprise environment. The Global Cloud CoE will leverage CSC’s global consulting services and next-generation offerings, including cloud-based enterprise applications, big data analytics, cyber-security, and AWS services and support. CSC’s ServiceMesh Agility Platform™ will complement AWS management and security offerings to automate the deployment and management of enterprise applications and platforms, and ensure the enforcement of governance, compliance and security policies. CSC will work with AWS to establish industry-specific cloud CoE’s addressing the cloud requirements of industries across natural resources, manufacturing, banking, insurance and public sectors. CSC customers will have access to standardized solutions built for the AWS cloud to complement existing CSC BizCloud services.
“CSC’s enterprise experience and AWS’ leadership in cloud computing creates a natural alignment in addressing the growing market challenge of providing customers with greater choice, safety and agility in adopting the hybrid cloud,” said Dan Hushon, chief technology officer, CSC. “We will employ our application modernization, Global Cloud CoE, ServiceMesh Agility Platform and CSC BizCloud with the growing set of AWS services to empower enterprises as they execute their technology strategies, and drive a common industry approach to the hybridization of enterprise workloads.”
“We are excited to support CSC’s Global Cloud CoE, which provides customers with skilled business and technical resources, and value-added solutions for enterprise-class applications,” said Terry Wise, Director, Worldwide Partner Ecosystem, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “AWS provides CSC’s Global Cloud CoE with training, best practices and reference implementations, along with technical and business support.”
IT leaders seeking to improve their strategic contribution to their organizations have embraced the increased flexibility, productivity and cost-efficiency of cloud services and are now delivering tools, best practices, operating models and new solutions for enterprise and public sector AWS customers. Through tools such as the CSC ServiceMesh Agility Platform, an enterprise cloud management platform, IT leaders can now develop and manage workloads across multiple cloud environments, including AWS and CSC BizCloud.
"ServiceMesh and AWS are both important in our transition to a cloud operating model," said Commonwealth Bank of Australia's Chief Information Officer Michael Harte. "The advantages of a common cloud management infrastructure that is layered across internal and external cloud platforms gives us operating flexibility and service agility, enabling us to drive productivity savings and reallocate capital and resources to innovation.”
The Global Cloud CoE will provide training for CSC consultants to be certified on AWS, employ AWS best practices for enabling workload migration and managed services, and leverage CSC’s FuturEdgeâ framework, a systematic approach to determining how clients should optimally evolve their application portfolios.
CSC is an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN) and last year CSC worked on an initiative to enhance the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Verify(1) engine and vehicle compliance information system’s development and testing environment using AWS.
(1) Verify, which is part of EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation Motor Vehicle Emissions Program, collects emissions and fuel economy compliance information for all types of engines, vehicles, and equipment used in transportation and other mobile source applications. Verify is used by engine and vehicle manufacturers to report this information to EPA. By moving the Verify development and testing environment to the cloud, CSC, in collaboration with EPA, provided a next-generation continuous delivery solution that reduces development costs, increases agility, improves efficiency and supports modernization of the agency’s legacy information collection system.