Everyone becoming a cloud provider, even consulting companies

Summary:CSC: 'We like to think of ourselves as the Merlot of cloud.'

With the rise of cloud sources, outsourcing is entering a whole new dimension. Just as non-IT companies may find themselves in the cloud business, classic IT providers also are changing their game.

Silicon Angle's Alex Williams recently spoke to Pam Casale, director of global cloud marketing for CSC, the big systems integrator, about her company's evolution to cloud services provider. CSC's new cloud services are similar to Amazon Web Services, but targeted to larger enterprises that need high-value or premium services.

As Williams describes it:

"This 50-year-old consulting giant is going through some changes of its own. These days it is acting in some ways like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and less like its counterparts in the consulting world. 'We like to think of ourselves as the Merlot of cloud,' said Pam Casale, director of global cloud marketing for CSC."

CSC's BizCloud features its CSC CloudCompute architecture, offering SaaS, PaaS and infrastructure services through an integrated technology that combines VMware virtualization, Cisco networking and EMC storage. BizCloud will be supported by 12 data centers across the globe.

Topics: Amazon, Cisco, Cloud, CXO, Data Centers, EMC, Enterprise Software, Storage, Virtualization, VMWare


Joe McKendrick is an author and independent analyst who tracks the impact of information technology on management and markets. Joe is co-author, along with 16 leading industry leaders and thinkers, of the SOA Manifesto, which outlines the values and guiding principles of service orientation. He speaks frequently on cloud, SOA, data, and... Full Bio

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