CSC Adds Cloud Management With ServiceMesh Acquisition
October 31st, 2013 By: John Rath
CSC announced that it will acquire enterprise cloud management provider ServiceMesh. By adding the SerivceMesh capabilities, CSC is empowered to continue its transformation into a next-generation IT company that helps its clients migrate their applications into cloud computing environments.
“The future of next-generation IT infrastructure will involve a set of multiple clouds utilized simultaneously by enterprises,” explained CSC President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Lawrie. “ServiceMesh allows us to catalogue enterprise applications and orchestrate those applications dynamically to run in different clouds based on the characteristics of the applications. From our unique position as an independent global technology company, we will integrate those workloads for our clients through our portfolio of services and technologies.”
The ServiceMesh Agility Platform, an enterprise cloud management platform, to automate the deployment and management of enterprise applications and platforms across private, public and hybrid cloud environments. The company counts among its customers some of the world’s largest enterprises in financial services, healthcare and other highly regulated industries.
In the past 20 months under new leadership, CSC has undertaken a significant strategic transformation to position itself for the high-growth segments of the technology solutions and services marketplace, including cloud computing, big data, cybersecurity and next-generation applications. Recently, CSC has acquired Infochimps and 42Six Solutions as well as partnered with industry leaders that can deliver scalability to CSC clients.
Enterprise consumption habits have changed, as customers today want to move to a new IT model in which they can operate at a lower cost structure and get to market more quickly with their products and services,” said ServiceMesh Chief Executive Officer Eric Pulier. “Bringing ServiceMesh and CSC together creates a true leadership position in IT transformation.”
Existing customers of ServiceMesh will be able to leverage CSC’s global network of industry consultants, application developers, software engineers, cybersecurity experts and infrastructure professionals. ServiceMesh will have access to CSC’s global sales, marketing, delivery and solution development teams.
“The ServiceMesh Agility Platform is a foundational element of our cloud operating model,” said Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s Chief Information Officer Michael Harte. “Now the combination of ServiceMesh and CSC will further strengthen and accelerate enterprise IT transformations and drive significant value, not just from productivity gains and cost savings but, moreover, by providing an ecosystem for innovation across enterprises.”
The integration of the cloud with the data center is now underway and CSC has acknowledged the strategic importance of hybrid cloud, as discussed in http://www.cloudvelocity.com/the-hybrid-cloud-is-an-integrated-cloud/