CSC BizCloud VPE Launched, Enables a Simple Path to a Private Cloud

CSC (NYSE: CSC) today announced CSC BizCloud™ VPE (Virtual Private Edition), a right-sized private cloud enabling enterprises an easy path to securely hosting applications in the cloud. BizCloud VPE is a hosted private cloud that provides dedicated compute, private network access and logically segregated storage deployed from 13 CSC Cloud Datacenters on four continents.

Like CSC BizCloud and CSC CloudCompute, BizCloud VPE combines a converged infrastructure with security, network, resource and service management. Built on the same foundation infrastructure — the Vblock™ Platform from VCE — BizCloud VPE is combined with CSC intellectual property to enhance control, security and management of the cloud. CSC BizCloud, CloudCompute and BizCloud VPE are VMware vCloud® Datacenter Services, and by leveraging a standardized IaaS across offerings, make it possible for workloads to be portable to other cloud models as the number of workloads increases.

“Larger commercial and government organizations have been choosing BizCloud and BizCloud for Government, which are dedicated private clouds on the customer’s premises and ready for workloads in 10 weeks, to eliminate long lead times for implementation and the need to budget for capital investments,” said Siki Giunta, vice president of Cloud Computing and Software Services, CSC. “Now, BizCloud VPE gives any enterprise the ability to choose private cloud to satisfy workload security and compliance requirements at an entry-level price point that is perfect for a single initial workload. This offering will further CSC’s mission to be the leader in providing secure enterprise workloads in the cloud.”

BizCloud VPE is suited for many types of enterprises because it:

Improves agility by scaling on demand and expanding and contracting resources as needed
Mitigates investment risk and improves ROI for new business solutions
Focuses IT resources on business value versus ongoing operations
Frees up capital for strategic business investment

To help simplify the enterprise journey to cloud, BizCloud VPE provides an affordable and secure transition to employing cloud as a modern service delivery vector.

In a June 1, 2012, report by Forrester Research Inc. titled “Make the Cloud Enterprise Ready,” Vice President and Principal Analyst James Staten writes, “Today your business needs to respond in Internet time with new services, capabilities, and offerings to stay ahead of its competitors. Yet most corporate IT shops aren’t well equipped to respond with speed.”

In addition, by standardizing IaaS for workloads like SAP, SharePoint and mail solutions like VMware Zimbra® and Microsoft Exchange, organizations can extract immediate value from their cloud decision. To support this, CSC’s catalogue of cloud services continues to grow with solutions that address disaster recovery, enhanced storage and database options all protected with CSC’s security processes and control framework.

“CSC continues to leverage VMware vCloud Director® to provide more cloud models that closely align to enterprise requirements,” said Dan Chu, vice president, Cloud Infrastructure and Services, VMware. “CSC BizCloud VPE, a VMware vCloud® Datacenter Service, addresses the workload-driven need for a hosted private cloud at an affordable price point. VMware customers will benefit from BizCloud VPE as an essential component of building hybrid clouds.”