BizCloud for Government is designed to meet Federal Information Security Management Act certification and accreditation controls without the long lead times that typically come with building a cloud infrastructure.
CSC’s BizCloud for Government works as a cloud hybrid platform, combining the privacy, security and control of a private cloud with the agility, convenience and elasticity of a public cloud.
Based on the company’s standardized, commercial BizCloud platform, BizCloud for Government is customized to meet the needs of government agencies’ IT, security and overall mission.
BizCloud for Government helps speed up the process of government agencies’ adoption of a private cloud by reducing the time to implement an operational spending model.
The VMware vCloud Datacenter-powered service gives users a private cloud behind their firewall or at their desired location. The platform is ready for workloads in 10 weeks.
“With dozens of successful implementations of BizCloud in a little more than a year, BizCloud for Government benefits from commercial lessons learned,” said Siki Giunta, vice president of global cloud computing and hosting services at CSC. “Mission-specific executives and business leaders share a strategic goal to act quickly and to be agile with cost-effective infrastructure. CSC is using our combined expertise to be a leader in providing secure enterprise applications in the cloud.”
BizCloud for Government is based on a converged infrastructure, the Vblock System from VCE.
CSC is adding standard service catalogues, chargeback methodology and automation to simplify management, orchestration and continuous monitoring, providing a highly differentiated offer for enterprise cloud.
CSC’s BizCloud was initially launched in the United States in February 2011, before being expanded in Canada in April 2012.
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