PETALING JAYA: Technology solutions provider CSC has announced the expansion and availability of BizCloud in Asia - the first on-premises private cloud to be charged as a service.
The new service combines the privacy, security and control of a private cloud with the agility, convenience and commercial model of a public cloud.
Ready for workloads in 10 weeks, BizCloud accelerates the adoption of a private cloud by businesses and government agencies, eliminating lengthy implementations and the need to budget for capital investment.
"Asian organisations have been uncertain about the move from traditional IT to cloud computing. As an Asian first, customers can now take a safe first step to a pre-configured, integrated and tested private cloud on their own premises in just 10 weeks," said Bob Hayward, chief technology & innovation officer for CSC in Asia.
By offering this service, CSC is aiming to take the work out of implementing a private cloud and overcome the objections that security-conscious organisations usually raise around cloud adoption.
Customers pay only for what they use and can choose from different levels of a service-level agreement, provisioning and support. All workloads are catered for and can be scaled up or down according to demand.
BizCloud features CSC CloudCompute, infrastructure as a service (IaaS) architecture, which is also deployed in the CSC Cloud datacentres.
This allows users to take advantage of a hybrid approach by keeping mission-critical applications on premise with BizCloud while using CSC's off-premises cloud for disaster recovery, business continuity or for setting up agile development and test environments.
"BizCloud and CloudCompute provides the centrepiece of the modern virtualised datacentre. Organisations can now easily make the initial move to 'as a service' with infrastructure, platform and software on-demand," said Siki Giunta, vice-president of cloud computing and software services at CSC.
CloudCompute enables organisations to align workload requirements with the right CloudCompute package and service level. Customers mix and match the tiers of service with guaranteed availability levels from 99 to 99.95%.
All CSC cloud models are billed as a service from a standard rate card. For more information visit www.csc.com/cloud.