CSC’s portfolio of cloud solutions has quadrupled along with the global customer base. It’s unique offering, BizCloud, saves months and millions of dollars over the other “do it yourself” private clouds.
What’s the secret behind this success?
A unique cloud-business model
Take the best elements of a public cloud – scalability and convenience, combine with the security of a private cloud. Add a best-in-class infrastructure-as-a-service layer. Top it off with a menu of cloud services options. Then bill as a service from a standard rate card and include a pay-as-you-go plan.
What do you get? A unique solution that CSC calls BizCloud.
BizCloud delivers the security and exclusivity of a private cloud with elasticity and a pay-as-you-go rate structure.
Differentiation through automation
You might wonder, how did CSC circumvent the time consuming and costly business of managing a cloud environment? The answer is: better automation.
Automation simplifies management, reduces costs, increases business agility, and leads to a competitive advantage which is why CSC chose the Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud solution.
“The Cisco Intelligent Automation solution is also used by Cisco IT, and when we saw how Cisco uses its own cloud automation product, we were encouraged. It will be an essential component of our long-term reference architecture for the enterprise cloud,” says Eli Almog, CTO for Cloud, CSC
BizCloud is built on a solid foundation
The CSC Cloud is built on the Vblock platform, underpinned by the Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud solution. This solution enables CSC to rapidly deploy cloud to customers while maintaining consistent security between the physical and virtual infrastructure.
But cloud is about much more than adding technology. Cloud changes a data center’s fundamental approach to networks, computing, storage, applications, and security. To make sure its BizCloud was deployed quickly on a solid foundation with a clear approach to scalability and flexibility, CSC teamed with cloud experts from Cisco Services to plan, design, implement, and support the Cloud solution. Investing in expert services from the start to create an appropriate foundation has allowed CSC to build a stable and growing business on that foundation.
On-demand. It’s not just for TV…it’s for Cloud services too
Not everyone wants to watch the same program on TV at the same time. Similarly CSC clients don’t all want the same cloud services. Clients want…demand…the ability to pick and choose, customize, and make changes on the fly . CSC delivers with a self-service portal. Through this portal clients can use a menu to order cloud services, manage access, and track usage to manage costs.
Almog says, “We have to give clients on-demand service and elasticity. We looked for a flexible, enterprise class solution that could automate many procedures and integrate with other management capabilities. We want to provide an excellent client experience for self-service ordering, with the ability to handle different workloads and services overtime.”
CSC clients get the precise cloud solution they need up and running quickly and easily
Clients that order BizCloud get a present…a Vblock infrastructure wrapped with enterprise-class management capabilities. The solution can be readied for workloads in just 10 weeks with the option of having CSC remotely manage the solution.
“CSC aims to lead the market by offering a scalable, secure enterprise cloud that is easy to use. When we say easy to use, we mean from the time the order is placed, to the provisioning of virtual machines, to the configuring of the service catalogue. Standardization and automation enable us to serve clients faster, and the clients can expect a predictable service required by real business workloads. We need to be as agile as our clients want to be themselves.”
Your Cloud, Your Way
CSC combined technology and cloud expertise to build a highly standardized, manageable, yet flexible cloud environment. This led CSC to create a new business offering that lets the company say “Yes, Your cloud, your way,” to clients who need flexible cloud services. Now the company says “yes” quickly and confidently to more clients—now is it any wonder that clients are flocking to CSC’s BizCloud?