Cloud Computing: CSC Selects Skytap to Power CloudLab Offering

Skytap Inc., a provider of self-service cloud automation solutions, on Monday announced that CSC has selected Skytap to power its CloudLab offering, a recently launched cloud-based development and test service delivered in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. Through the strategic partnership, Skytap and CSC will help commercial and government customers accelerate their transition to the cloud with the goal of achieving greater agility, operational efficiencies and business productivity. CloudLab is available immediately via the CSC Gateway, an e-commerce portal for hosting and cloud services.

CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled business solutions and services. CSC offers a self-service cloud solution for managing the entire application lifecycle including; application development, test, application migration, training and demonstration. After an extensive evaluation of market players, CSC chose Skytap based on its self-service empowerment for functional users, visibility and control for IT professionals with secure, scalable and reliable cloud operations.

“Cloud computing is a disruptive technology that delivers new levels of efficiencies to today’s organizations,” said Siki Giunta, vice president, Cloud Computing and Software Services, CSC. “To further demonstrate CSC’s domain expertise and operational excellence, we wanted to introduce a solution along with our multiple platform application transformation offerings that could accelerate our clients’ migration to the cloud. We’re eager to see the results our clients will achieve through this partnership.”

CloudLab, powered by Skytap, provides rapid, on-demand access to a precisely configured, highly scalable and secure environment that accelerates development, maximizes productivity, avoids capital expense, and lowers development cost. CloudLab supports a secure and efficient application development lifecycle by eliminating the wait for physical machines and the budgeting processes associated with procuring new equipment. The service saves time typically spent setting up and tearing down test environments allowing for reduced cycle times and managed costs. While primary users include IT operations and application developers, CloudLab can also be used by sales for enabling ad hoc capacity for product demonstrations or training organizations to quickly ramp up resources for large online training initiatives.