CSC launches on-premise private cloud in Asia
By Asia Cloud Forum editors 16-Mar-2012
CSC today announced the availability of BizCloud in Asia, touted to be the first on-premise private cloud to be charged as a service.
BizCloud features CSC CloudCompute, an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) architecture that is also deployed in the CSC cloud data centers. CloudCompute delivers compute, storage and network resources as a service to support all applications.
Different SLA levels
BizCloud is a VMware vCloud data center service that gives users private cloud components -- preconfigured, integrated and tested, on their own premises behind their firewall.
"For enterprises, it has been difficult to obtain the economic benefits of a public cloud which is delivered to them as a private cloud."
-- Robert Mahowald, VP, SaaS and cloud services, IDC
It enables users to adopt a hybrid approach by keeping mission-critical applications on premise with BizCloud, while using CSC's off-premise cloud for disaster recovery, business continuity or for setting up agile development and test environments.
Because BizCloud shares the same infrastructure as the CSC public and off-premises logically separated cloud models, organizations can focus on moving workloads to the right cloud model based on the security and control those workloads require.
Ready for workloads in 10 weeks, BizCloud can speed up the adoption of a private cloud by businesses and government agencies, while reducing implementation time and avoiding huge upfront capex investment.
BizCloud can be subscribed on a pay-per-use model, and is packaged with different levels of service level agreement. All workloads are scalable on demand.
Different tiers of CloudCompute service can be mixed and matched with guaranteed availability levels from 99 to 99.95%. All CSC cloud models are billed as a service from a standard rate card.
Building on vblock
The CloudCompute infrastructure is built on VCE's standardized cloud fabric, Vblock Infrastructure Platforms. The Vblock integrates virtualization software from VMware, unified networking, security and computing from Cisco, and storage, security and management technologies from EMC.
"For enterprises, it has been difficult to obtain the economic benefits of a public cloud which is delivered to them as a private cloud," said Robert Mahowald, vice president, SaaS and cloud services, IDC. "CSC has been very strategic with this announcement. They engaged customers in a discussion about their business needs and developed a flexible solution that addresses those needs spot on. BizCloud and CSC's related services break new ground for IT buyers trying to navigate the road to data center transformation."