CSC expands cloud management capabilities with ServiceMesh acquisition

Purchase of startup gives CSC customers ability to orchestrate applications across private, public, hybrid cloud environments

With a continued push toward the cloud, CSC has acquired enterprise cloud management startup ServiceMesh for an undisclosed sum of money. The move will allow CSC to continue its transformation into what it calls "a next-generation IT company."

ServiceMesh is the third in a series of CSC acquisitions made since the company underwent a strategic transformation under new leadership 20 months ago. Executives have stated they are positioning the company for the high-growth segments of the technology solutions and services marketplace, including cloud computing, big data, cyber security, and next-generation applications. To that end, CSC acquired big data firms Infochimps in August and 42Six Solutions last October.

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This latest acquisition provides CSC with the ServiceMesh Agility Platform, a software solution that automates the deployment and management of enterprise applications and platforms across private, public, and hybrid cloud environments. The platform is a single, policy-driven, integrated control point for governance, compliance, and security across cloud applications and environments, providing employees with self-service access to applications, platforms, and services.

CSC is clearly betting that in the near future, enterprise customers will be leveraging cloud services across a variety of providers rather than sticking with a one-vendor-fits-all approach.

"As an agent for cloud management, ServiceMesh is right at the point of consumerization for next-generation enterprise applications," said CSC chief technology officer Dan Hushon. "With ServiceMesh, we will empower an ecosystem of enterprise software providers by lowering the friction for companies to execute a multivendor hybrid cloud strategy while maintaining central governance, policy and administration."

Hushon said that CSC would provide the modernization, transformation, and migration services and IT operational management while ServiceMesh would allow for the cataloging of applications into a storefront, and the policy directed deployment into an open choice of cloud targets.

Eric Pulier, CEO of ServiceMesh, added, "Our software will allow CSC to reinforce its global independent technology stance. CSC will also employ their world-class services capability to help clients onboard their applications and services to this next generation IT environment at a scale and speed that will allow us to dominate the market. ServiceMesh will extend CSC's cloud leadership and put us in a strong position to be a trusted advisor to enterprises looking to transform IT to the new cloud operating model."

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