CSC (News - Alert) has announced the ability for its customers to transform their business applications to a cloud hosting infrastructure using Oracle hardware and software products.
Called CSC Foundation Services for Oracle (News - Alert), the new ability is designed to guide clients on their journey to the cloud -- from selecting and transforming applications to establishing their own private cloud environment.
Company officials said that it works together to assist clients in leveraging Oracle’s integrated stack from applications-to-disk; including storage, servers, virtualization software, databases, middleware, application and management software.
Andy Bailey, senior vice president for Worldwide System Integrator Alliances at Oracle, said that CSC’s Foundation Services, built on Oracle’s platform, provide customers with accelerated development and deployment of SaaS (News - Alert) and cloud based business applications with increased agility and reduced IT costs.
One of the features of this offering is the development of a demonstrable reference architecture that provisions Oracle applications, middleware and infrastructure via virtual instances. Thanks to this reference architecture and the accompanying services, customers have been able to establish their own private cloud environments.
“Enterprise workloads based on Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) require integration with the underlying middleware and infrastructure such as that provided by Oracle,” said Sreedhar Kajeepeta, vice president for CSC Global Technology (News - Alert) Consulting.
Kajeepeta said that CSC has developed a global practice and service offerings to enable the clients’ rapid adoption of cloud computing while extracting optimal value from the Oracle Platform Products.
CSC Foundation Services for Oracle include services to support decision-making around the application of cloud services in the customer's business. Company officials said that these range from defining business process requirements to optimize business value to designing cloud architecture that ensures information security and compliance.
Moreover, it also comes with services to help turn cloud strategy into a reality. These services cover launching chosen cloud technologies, configuring them to meet client-specific business needs, and setting them up for integrated management and reporting, even across multiple clouds. Company officials said that CSC enables private cloud solutions on the client's premise or on CSC premises.
And, CSC manages private, public or hybrid cloud infrastructures and helps the client select and implement the right cloud to meet business requirements.
“Foundation Services for Oracle is one example of CSC applying its experience and capabilities to application transformation and modernization,” said Siki Giunta, vice president for Cloud Computing and Software Services at CSC.
Earlier this year, CSC signed a five-year master service agreement with UBS, estimated to be up to $580 million, assuming provision of the full scope of services over the five-year term.
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Edited by Erin Monda