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CSC Launches Infrastructure Utility Service

CSC today announced CSC Infrastructure Utility (IU), the cloud-based infrastructure utility – in support of SAP solutions – built on Vblock Infrastructure Platforms, the innovative cloud fabric from the VCE Company formed by Cisco and EMC with investments from VMware and Intel. Organizations can now decide to implement new SAP applications or refresh an existing implementation of SAP solutions quickly, easily and at reduced cost. CSC IU enables an organization to bring its licenses for SAP software to the CSC Trusted Cloud anywhere in the world, on premises or off.   

Unlike other infrastructure utility offers, CSC enables organizations to rapidly migrate SAP workloads to the cloud and even move workloads between dedicated and shared infrastructures. This hybrid cloud model is enabled by providing consistent cloud fabric, management processes, rate card and service tiers.

Preparing to offer CSC IU, CSC implemented its own instance of the SAP ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM) application on the CSC Trusted Cloud. CSC’s selected to use SAP ERP HCM because it is mature and has seasonal requirements for computing capacity and serves the needs of 93,000 global employees.

“By validating improved resource utilization and operational efficiency with our own implementation of SAP ERP HCM, we can now offer the same success to our customers,” explained Siki Giunta, vice president, Cloud Computing and Software Services, CSC. “The results of the proof-of-concept deployment speak for themselves. We were able to achieve the same I/O performance and SAPS rating with 60 percent less resources. In addition, we anticipate that by using the software tools provided with the Vblock platform, we’ll improve our operational efficiency for Basis and infrastructure management. These are operational savings that contribute to the overall lower TCO of an implementation of SAP solutions.”

“Cloud computing allows IT to be more responsive to the business,” said Todd Pavone, senior vice president for Solutions, VCE. “Today's announcement with CSC underscores the momentum for this delivery model as customers continue to realize the benefits of cloud computing based on Vblock Infrastructure Platforms."

CSC IU supports all aspects of SAP solution-based infrastructure, including compute, storage, back-up/restore, disaster recovery and Basis Layer services. It is developed on Vblock, the powerful, standardized cloud foundation from VCE that combines leading virtualization software from VMware; unified networking, security and computing from Cisco; and storage, security and management technologies from EMC. As compared to traditional implementation alternatives, CSC IU offers the following advantages: lower total cost, ability to scale up or back to address business requirements, and increased productivity of professionals that will no longer have to manage implementations of SAP solutions.

CSC is an SAP global services partner and has one of the world’s largest SAP implementation practices with more than 6,500 dedicated consultants with expertise in SAP software in 50 countries, and the experience of successfully completing more than 2,000 implementations of SAP solutions. CSC offers a full spectrum of services in support of SAP solutions – including implementation, upgrade, migration, consolidation and testing – and is uniquely qualified to deliver end-to-end solutions to meet unique customer requirements and achieve significant value for their investment.

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Published Monday, May 09, 2011 7:33 PM by David Marshall
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