Skytap Joins CSC In Powering New Cloud-Based SAAS Offering for Development and Test
SEATTLE, WASH. – September 13, 2010 – Skytap, Inc., the leading provider of self-service cloud automation solutions, today announced that CSC (NYSE: CSC) has selected Skytap to power its CloudLab offering, a recently launched cloud-based development and test service delivered in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. Through the strategic partnership, Skytap and CSC will help commercial and government customers accelerate their transition to the cloud with the goal of achieving greater agility, operational efficiencies and business productivity. CloudLab is available immediately via the CSC Gateway, an e-commerce portal for hosting and cloud services.
CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled business solutions and services. CSC offers a self-service cloud solution for managing the entire application lifecycle including; application development, test, application migration, training and demonstration. After an extensive evaluation of market players, CSC chose Skytap based on its self-service empowerment for functional users, visibility and control for IT professionals with secure, scalable and reliable cloud operations.
“Cloud computing is a disruptive technology that delivers new levels of efficiencies to today’s organizations,” said Siki Giunta, vice president, Cloud Computing and Software Services, CSC. “To further demonstrate CSC’s domain expertise and operational excellence, we wanted to introduce a solution along with our multiple platform application transformation offerings that could accelerate our clients’ migration to the cloud. We’re eager to see the results our clients will achieve through this partnership.”
CloudLab, powered by Skytap, provides rapid, on-demand access to a precisely configured, highly scalable and secure environment that accelerates development, maximizes productivity, avoids capital expense, and lowers development cost. CloudLab supports a secure and efficient application development lifecycle by eliminating the wait for physical machines and the budgeting processes associated with procuring new equipment. The service saves time typically spent setting up and tearing down test environments allowing for reduced cycle times and managed costs. While primary users include IT operations and application developers, CloudLab can also be used by sales for enabling ad hoc capacity for product demonstrations or training organizations to quickly ramp up resources for large online training initiatives.
CloudLab provides the following breakthrough features based on Skytap’s cloud automation solution:
- Self service – Easily provision and manage users, configurations, templates and assets through an easy-to-use self-service portal
- Runtime applications remain unchanged – Easily import and export existing production images with no modifications
- Snapshot and suspend – Rapidly create exact copies of complex configurations
- Controlled access – Restrict access and passage rights on any project, person or environment
- Reporting and visibility – Easily capture users, usage and actions with detailed audit trails
“Being selected by CSC, a global leader, is a strong validation to Skytap’s cloud innovation, solutions expertise, market traction and proven track record in cloud automation,” said Scott Roza, CEO of Skytap. “CSC has created a strong global footprint, achieved the highest level of operational excellence, and delivered unprecedented results to clients spanning Fortune 1000 customers, government and defense agencies. We look forward to CSC leveraging Skytap to accelerate their clients’ journey to the cloud.”
Skytap recently announced several new capabilities including network automation and organizational policy management. This strategic partnership is a testimonial to Skytap’s pace of innovation and its ability to deliver immediate results to customers of all sizes.
CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions and Services, the Managed Services Sector and the North American Public Sector. CSC’s advanced capabilities include system design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management consulting. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 95,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.2 billion for the 12 months ended July 2, 2010. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.csc.com.