CSC Announces Agility Platform 9.2 to Accelerate Hybrid Cloud Benefits and Reach within the Enterprise

  CSC Announces Agility Platform 9.2 to Accelerate Hybrid Cloud Benefits and
  Reach within the Enterprise

Business Wire

FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- August 20, 2014

CSC(NYSE: CSC), a global leader in next-generation IT services and solutions,
today announced the next generation of CSC’s Agility Platform™ 9.2 with new
capabilities that make it easier for clients to manage large cloud service
portfolios, order customizable hybrid cloud services, and extend a
self-service IT delivery model to more end users across the enterprise.

CSC’s Agility Platform enables organizations to rapidly realize the benefits
of a cloud-based IT operating model with multi-cloud management capabilities,
extensible policy-based governance and security controls, and application
release automation to support DevOps initiatives. By accelerating hybrid cloud
adoption, Agility Platform makes it possible for global enterprises to
increase agility and innovation, control IT costs, comply with governance and
security requirements, and avoid the pitfalls of cloud vendor lock-in.

“Central IT must provide timely self-service access to platforms and
applications to satisfy growing demand from software development teams and
business unit customers, or risk being circumvented and subject to Shadow IT,”
said Eric Pulier, vice president and general manager of CSC’s Cloud business
unit. “By embracing a hybrid cloud model with the Agility Platform, central IT
can provide a secure and compliant portfolio of self-service, on demand cloud
services to satisfy end-user demand. It is a widespread enterprise mandate to
deliver governed, secure and convenient IT-as-a-Service to the business while
preserving cloud choice and vendor contestability in the future.”

“Hybrid cloud initiatives are increasingly important to IT executives as they
seek to improve the pace of innovation and accelerate time to market for new
applications and services,” said William Fellows, vice president, 451
Research. “These IT organizations want cloud management platforms that can
minimize the complexity of deploying applications and platforms across hybrid
clouds, and provide a flexible range of governance and security controls to
fully automate deployments and select the best cloud execution venue for a
given workload.”

CSC Agility Platform 9.2

Agility Platform 9.2 introduces new capabilities to accelerate the adoption of
cloud-based IT operating models and DevOps initiatives within large
enterprises. Key features include:

  *Policy-based Store Customization.Agility Platform 9.2 adds new features
    to its self-service store that make it easier to manage large cloud
    service portfolios and expose greater end user options at time of order.
    Clients can now customize an unlimited number of cloud deployment options
    and managed services using an extensible meta-model. The meta-model allows
    clients to create custom ordering parameters and options including price.
    End users select the appropriate options, which are then automatically
    enforced at time of deployment based on cloud governance policies.
  *Customizable Provisioning and Release Automation Workflows using
    BPMN.Agility Platform 9.2 supports standard-based BPMN workflows for
    custom provisioning processes, application release automation approval
    gates, SDLC tool chain workflow automation, and more. The versatility to
    implement a wide range of custom workflows based on the BPMN process
    modeling standard enables a broad range of new use cases for consuming and
    orchestrating cloud services.
  *Support for the OAuth2.0 Authentication Standard. Agility Platform 9.2
    adds support for the OAuth2.0 open standard for user authentication,
    providing another option to enable the convenience of single sign-on for
    end users across third party applications and systems. The addition of
    OAuth2.0 expands the already broad range of Agility Platform identity
    management options supported, which include Microsoft Active Directory,
    LDAP, and SAML 2.0.
  *Enhanced API and Cloud SDK to simplify integration with third-party
    systems. Agility Platform 9.2 includes significant enhancements that
    improve scalability and simplify integration with existing IT
    infrastructure, third-party systems, and cloud providers. This includes
    enhancements to Agility Platform’s REST API, Cloud Software Developer Kit
    (SDK), and expanded supports for third-party network services including
    DNS, DHCP, and IP address management.

CSC’s Agility Platform is available in one-year term and perpetual licenses,
and is also sold as-a-service as part of CSC’s Hybrid Cloud Services offering,
and resold through CSC channel partners.

About CSC

Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) is a global leader of next generation
information technology (IT) services and solutions. The Company's mission is
to enable superior returns on our client's technology investments through
best-in-class industry solutions, domain expertise and global scale. CSC has
approximately 76,000 employees and reported revenue of $13.0 billion for the
12 months ended July 4, 2014. For more information, visit the company's
website at www.csc.com.

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