IBM (NYSE: IBM) and CSC (NYSE: CSC) today announced an expanded partnership to help global enterprise clients accelerate their transition to the cloud. This includes the modernization and development of key applications that support mobile, analytics and cognitive intelligence across hybrid cloud deployments.
Global organizations have embraced the cloud due to the increased flexibility, productivity and cost-efficiency of cloud services. Enterprise clients are now increasingly adopting cloud computing to speed development of cloud-based applications to fuel data-driven applications.
Under terms of the expanded agreement, IBM Cloud will become a key component of CSC’s next generation IT strategy to deliver innovative solutions that meet complex compliance requirements of global enterprise clients.
The integration of the IBM Cloud with the CSC Agility Platform™will enable clients across multiple industries – including healthcare, insurance and finance – to quickly and securely leverage the benefits of the hybrid cloud and deploy some 10,000 innovation applications that deliver rapid proof of value.
CSC has already begun the training of a substantial number of developers to enable them to rapidly prototype, develop and deploy next generation applications that leverage more than 120 API’s and cloud services IBM has available on its Bluemix cloud platform.
IBM Cloud delivers fast, easy and automated access to public, private and hybrid cloud services to help drive digital transformation. IBM Cloud is a growing collection of services including analytics, mobile, networking, storage, Internet of Things and cognitive computing. With more than 40 global cloud data centers, IBM helps companies securely manage and gain insight into their data no matter where it resides.
The CSC Agility Platform enables clients to use hybrid clouds across multiple cloud providers, as well as their traditional IT environments. Today’s announcement will secure the ability for CSC clients to leverage IBM Cloud services in a hybrid, multi-cloud model.
“The addition of IBM’s cloud into the portfolio of clouds managed under CSC Agility Platform further validates our strategy of creating client value through the orchestration of multiple cloud platforms,” said Mike Lawrie, CSC’s chairman, president and CEO. “Our expanded partnership with IBM will help us accelerate the delivery of next generation applications that give our joint clients greater flexibility, safety and control of their data as they design and adopt hybrid cloud strategies.” “Cloud has become the key driver of helping companies digitally transform their business operations for greater value,” said Robert LeBlanc, senior vice president, IBM Cloud. “Working with CSC will provide greater value to our joint clients, helping them leverage the IBM Cloud to speed application development, data analysis, and faster value from their products and services across hybrid clouds deployments.”