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CSC Expands VMware Partnership with Hybrid Cloud Brokering Solution

CSC (NYSE:CSC), a global leader in next-generation IT services and solutions, today announced the expansion of its partnership with VMware with the addition of a hybrid cloud brokering solution for VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™, which is interoperable with CSC’s ServiceMesh Agility Platform™.

The solution will enable customers to develop and move workloads on any combination of vCloud Hybrid Service, CSC BizCloud™, and CSC CloudCompute™ as well as other commercial cloud offerings. CSC will also add to its CloudCompute client offering by reselling VMware vCloud Hybrid Service. Additionally, both companies will collaborate to train key technical personnel in support of clients.

The CSC ServiceMesh Agility Platform automates the deployment and management of enterprise applications and platforms across private, public and hybrid cloud environments. The ServiceMesh Agility Platform provides a single control point for governance, compliance and security across a customer’s cloud applications and environments, empowering the business with fully governed, self-service access to applications, platforms, and services.

Since CSC’s BizCloud and CloudCompute offerings are certified vCloud Datacenter Services, the addition of vCloud Hybrid Service enables efficient migration of workloads between the CSC and VMware cloud offerings, which are based on common cloud infrastructure.

“We welcome this opportunity to build on our partnership with VMware,” said CSC’s Eric Pulier, vice president & general manager, Cloud. “VMware vCloud Hybrid Service is ideal for VMware customers moving workloads from traditional data centers to the cloud. ServiceMesh enables these same customers to eliminate application change requirements when targeting other non-VMware based workloads and applications for the cloud. This demonstrates the real value of the hybrid cloud.”

“Building on our longstanding partnership, we are pleased to work closely with CSC to help organizations realize the value of the hybrid cloud, which can remove traditional barriers to innovation, and help accelerate new application time-to-market, all while enhancing the relationship between IT and the business,” said Bill Fathers, senior vice president and general manager, Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit, VMware. “VMware vCloud Hybrid Service provides the architectural flexibility for companies to match private cloud environments and move workloads without friction.”

During its decade-long partnership with VMware, CSC has been an innovator in the VMware Service Provider Partner program. With BizCloud and CloudCompute, CSC was the first global systems integrator to offer a certified VMware vCloud Datacenter cloud service. CSC was named a leader for CSC BizCloud, a secure and highly flexible private cloud offering in the infrastructure-as-a-service market (Gartner, Inc., “Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service,” August 19, 2013).

For more on the VMware-CSC partnership, go to: www.vmware.com/partners/global-alliances/csc/overview.html.

About CSC

CSC is a global leader in next-generation IT services and solutions. The company's mission is to enable superior returns on clients' technology investments through best-in-class industry solutions, domain expertise and global scale. CSC has approximately 80,000 employees and reported revenue of $13.2 billion for the 12 months ended December 27, 2013.

VMware, vCloud and VMware vCloud Hybrid Service are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. The use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

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