CSC Introduces New Self-Service Portal for Enterprise Cloud Users
Intuitive user interface allows end users to easily provision, onboard and
manage cloud projects
Integrates CA Technologies cloud management software for enhanced automation,
monitoring and security capabilities
FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- April 23, 2013
CSC (NYSE: CSC) has introduced a new self-service portal for its cloud
subscribers to ease management of CSC cloud services across an enterprise,
supporting CIOs who want to empower IT and non-IT staff to utilize the cloud.
The CSC cloud portal unveiled today incorporates an easy-to-navigate interface
that allows end users to provision, onboard and manage CSC cloud services from
a single dashboard without needing to develop the technical skills required
typically to manage IT infrastructure. By logging in to a secure account,
users can easily select services from CSC’s global catalog, ramp up and manage
cloud projects through dashboards, and apply the appropriate levels of
cybersecurity protection to individual cloud workloads by selecting from CSC’s
different tiers of managed cybersecurity services.
CSC has integrated CA Technologies tools including, CA Automation Suite for
Clouds, CA Nimsoft Monitor and CA SiteMinder®, to build the new portal. CA
Automation Suite for Clouds provides the ability to quickly and efficiently
deliver cloud services. CA Nimsoft Monitor provides enhanced monitoring
capabilities, allowing users to view server performance data and the
availability of cloud capacity. CA SiteMinder bolsters the cybersecurity of
the portal and makes it possible for users to log in to all of their CSC cloud
accounts using a single sign-on.
“With this portal as the gateway to the CSC Cloud, we are leveraging the CA
Technologies cloud management stack to enable end users to manage cloud
projects independently, without the need to develop the technical expertise or
rely on an IT administrator to allocate, subscribe and start or stop cloud
services. We believe this approach will be the centerpiece of the
next-generation managed cloud, where CIOs will provide end users with access
to all of the management capabilities, metrics, measurements and security that
they need to quickly leverage the cloud,” said Eli Almog, CTO, CSC Cloud
CSC’s new self-service portal supports next-generation cloud computing by
enabling clients to automate workflow approvals for cloud project requests and
connecting virtual machines to external or Internet-facing networks. These
features are integral to promoting an environment within enterprises that
encourages cloud use in a transparent, organized and efficient manner.
“Providing a self-service utility to end-users for accessing cloud, what may
be described as the 'IT vending machine' model, is entirely possible so long
as it is underpinned by a single, self-service portal,” said William Fellows,
Research Vice President, 451 Group. “Cloud services delivered in this manner
will enable IT organizations to focus on innovating for the business rather
than simply keeping the lights on.”
Click here to contact a CSC cloud expert to arrange a demonstration of CSC’s
new enterprise cloud portal or to learn more about CSC’s cloud services.
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Joel Shadle, 703-645-2660
Corporate Media Relations
Steve Virostek, 703-641-3000
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