I’m so excited to write about a partnership between Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) and Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) that has been maturing and growing rapidly in the past several years.
CSC and HDS are launching “CSC BizCloud powered by Hitachi Data Systems,” and have made moving to an enterprise-grade private cloud easy. CSC BizCloud and the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) together significantly accelerate and simplify the transformation to IT as a Service. The solution enables rapid deployment with built-in governance and orchestration with CSC’s Agility Platform integrated with Hitachi’s UCP Director software. Featuring pre-assembled hardware and pre-validated software, along with the native integration of all Hitachi and CSC system elements, CSC BizCloud delivers unmatched features, price and performance for supporting application and meeting service level agreements.
This solution from CSC and HDS offers one platform for all applications, enabling the orchestration and integration of bare-metal hardware. This feature is unique in that it allows for organizations to accommodate applications that have not been optimized for a virtualized platform and to accelerate the migration of applications that require a non-virtualized approach. The Logical Partitioning capability, along with bare-metal segregation, can drive a more cost-effective software licensing model for a variety of application environments such as Oracle and SAP. CSC’s Cloud Product Manager, Gabe Kazarian says, “We integrated the CSC BizCloud Offering with Hitachi’s Unified Compute Platform and together we help customers transfer to next generation technologies faster and accelerate the move to enterprise hybrid cloud by delivering more features and functionality to our clients.”
Just a few short years ago, the relationship between HDS and CSC was based on their purchasing HDS Storage platforms and delivering storage and private cloud services to their clients. It has evolved into a partnership where HDS and CSC are launching private and hybrid cloud services together, to the market. This is a new activity for our partnership, launching a joint solution, and driving new revenue and client acquisition together. We are eager to see how far this new strategy and partnership will take our two organizations.