CSC Opens 7 Data Centers in Cloud Push

Continuing its push into cloud computing, IT outsourcing specialist CSC will open seven new data centers around the globe to support enterprise adoption of cloud services. The new data centers will each feature fully virtualized cloud fabric and offerl public, private or hybrid cloud solutions. The data centers are located in Chantilly, Va., Newark, De., Chicago, Il., Sydney, Australia, Copenhagen, Denmark, Luxembourg, and the New Kent Complex, UK.

CSC today also announced CSC Gateway, an e-commerce portal for hosting and cloud services that provides access to the complete catalog of CSC’s Trusted Cloud and Hosting solutions through an intuitive, easy-to-use interface.The portal includes self-managing features such as auto-provisioning, pay-per-use and electronic purchase orders.

“Providing advanced cloud services that feature the same delivery excellence and business-service-level rigor as our outsourcing business is a natural step for CSC,” said Siki Giunta, vice president, cloud computing and software services, CSC. “CSC’s Trusted Cloud and Hosting portfolio will continue to grow as the market defines new requirements. What differentiates CSC from other cloud providers is our unique ability to surround the offerings with the infrastructure for success like easy access with CSC Gateway and a global presence of cloud certified data centers.” Giunta explains the Trusted Cloud Road Map in this video.

CSC’s new cloud roadmap details service options for mail, collaboration, security and virtual development and testing as software, platform and infrastructure as-a-service. The company’s “Business First Approach” includes looking at workloads that will generate the greatest return on investment from cloud services by evaluating enterprise business processes.

This week’s announcement builds on CSC’s June 2009 introduction of its Trusted Cloud Services business.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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