IBM, CSC Partner in Hybrid Cloud Expansion

Plan to integrate IBM Cloud with CSC's Agility Platform for multi-cloud environments

Michael Cusanelli

January 20, 2016

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IBM, CSC Partner in Hybrid Cloud Expansion
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IBM has expanded its partnership with CSC, a Virginia-based IT services provider, with the goal of developing joint applications to support mobile, analytics, and cognitive intelligence across hybrid cloud platforms.

The partnership centers around the integration of the IBM Cloud, which includes services such as analytics, mobile, networking and storage, with the CSC Agility Platform, which allows customers to use hybrid clouds across multiple cloud providers as well as their traditional IT environments.

By combining the IBM Cloud with the CSC Agility Platform, CSC customers can now use IBM cloud services in a hybrid multi-cloud environment, according to the announcement. IBM has agreed to incorporate the IBM Cloud as a key component of CSC’s IT strategy as both companies work to help clients meet their compliance requirements.

The integration is also expected to enable customers in key verticals such as healthcare, finance and insurance to distribute applications via the hybrid cloud, according to the press release.

"The addition of IBM's cloud into the portfolio of clouds managed under CSC Agility Platform further validates our strategy of creating client value through the orchestration of multiple cloud platforms," said Mike Lawrie, CSC's chairman, president and CEO, in a statement. "Our expanded partnership with IBM will help us accelerate the delivery of next generation applications that give our joint clients greater flexibility, safety and control of their data as they design and adopt hybrid cloud strategies."

CSC said it is already training its developers to design and deploy applications based on IBM’s suite of more than 120 APIs and cloud services currently available on the Bluemix cloud platform.

Enterprise users continue to transition toward hybrid cloud services as they look to speed up the delivery of applications. Naturally, both IBM and CSC want to take advantage of growing demand to provide customers with the content their end users need in as little time as possible, while also turning a profit themselves.

"Cloud has become the key driver of helping companies digitally transform their business operations for greater value," said Robert LeBlanc, senior vice president of IBM Cloud. "Working with CSC will provide greater value to our joint clients, helping them leverage the IBM Cloud to speed application development, data analysis, and faster value from their products and services across hybrid clouds deployments."

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