CSC and IBM have announced a collaboration in which IBM is providing its Cloud Managed Services for z Systems - IBM Cloud for z - and associated mainframe hardware, software, monitoring and governance support to CSC clients who are moving to the cloud.
As part of the expanded alliance to further CSC`s vision of the "Service-Enabled Enterprise" and IBM`s "as-a-service" strategy, the partnership will provide consumption-based pricing for the IBM z Systems environment to give clients` greater capital investment flexibility.
According to Stephen Hilton, CSCs executive vice president & general manager, Global Infrastructure Services, many of its clients are looking for ways to migrate from legacy platforms to modernized applications and to a cloud enabled infrastructure. The new cloud-based service expands CSCs cloud offering and provides clients with greater choice and capital flexibility while moving legacy computing to a cloud-like service.
The agreement builds on an announcement earlier this year that the IBM Cloud is available to CSC clients as an option through CSCs next generation IT services. Integration of the CSC Agility Platform with the IBM Cloud will enable clients across multiple industries - including healthcare, insurance and finance - to leverage the benefits of the hybrid cloud and deploy some 10,000 applications.
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