|[August 20, 2014]
CSC Announces Agility Platform 9.2 to Accelerate Hybrid Cloud Benefits and Reach within the Enterprise
FALLS CHURCH, Va. --(Business Wire)--
CSC (News - Alert)), a global leader in next-generation IT services and solutions,
today announced the next generation of CSC's Agility
Platform™ 9.2 with new capabilities that make it easier for clients
to manage large cloud service portfolios, order customizable hybrid
cloud services, and extend a self-service IT delivery model to more end
users across the enterprise.
CSC's Agility Platform enables organizations to rapidly realize the
benefits of a cloud-based IT operating model with multi-cloud management
capabilities, extensible policy-based governance and security controls,
and application release automation to support DevOps initiatives. By
accelerating hybrid cloud adoption, Agility Platform makes it possible
for global enterprises to increase agility and innovation, control IT
costs, comply with governance and security requirements, and avoid the
pitfalls of cloud vendor lock-in.
"Central IT must provide timely self-service access to platforms and
applications to satisfy growing demand from software development teams
and business unit customers, or risk being circumvented and subject to
Shadow IT," said Eric Pulier,
vice president and general manager of CSC's Cloud business unit. "By
embracing a hybrid cloud model with the Agility Platform, central IT can
provide a secure and compliant portfolio of self-service, on demand
cloud services to satisfy end-user demand. It is a widespread enterprise
mandate to deliver governed, seure and convenient IT-as-a-Service to
the business while preserving cloud choice and vendor contestability in
"Hybrid cloud initiatives are increasingly important to IT executives as
they seek to improve the pace of innovation and accelerate time to
market for new applications and services," said William Fellows, vice
president, 451 Research (News - Alert). "These IT organizations want cloud management
platforms that can minimize the complexity of deploying applications and
platforms across hybrid clouds, and provide a flexible range of
governance and security controls to fully automate deployments and
select the best cloud execution venue for a given workload."
CSC Agility Platform 9.2
Agility Platform 9.2 introduces new capabilities to accelerate the
adoption of cloud-based IT operating models and DevOps initiatives
within large enterprises. Key features include:
Policy-based Store Customization.�Agility Platform 9.2
adds new features to its self-service store that make it easier to
manage large cloud service portfolios and expose greater end user
options at time of order. Clients can now customize an unlimited
number of cloud deployment options and managed services using an
extensible meta-model. The meta-model allows clients to create custom
ordering parameters and options including price. End users select the
appropriate options, which are then automatically enforced at time of
deployment based on cloud governance policies.
Customizable Provisioning and Release Automation Workflows using
BPMN.�Agility Platform 9.2 supports standard-based BPMN
workflows for custom provisioning processes, application release
automation approval gates, SDLC tool chain workflow automation, and
more. The versatility to implement a wide range of custom workflows
based on the BPMN process modeling standard enables a broad range of
new use cases for consuming and orchestrating cloud services.
Support for the OAuth2.0 Authentication Standard. Agility
Platform 9.2 adds support for the OAuth2.0 open standard for user
authentication, providing another option to enable the convenience of
single sign-on for end users across third party applications and
systems. The addition of OAuth2.0 expands the already broad range of
Agility Platform identity management options supported, which include
Microsoft (News - Alert) Active Directory, LDAP, and SAML 2.0.
Enhanced API and Cloud SDK to simplify integration with
third-party systems. Agility Platform 9.2 includes significant
enhancements that improve scalability and simplify integration with
existing IT infrastructure, third-party systems, and cloud providers.
This includes enhancements to Agility Platform's REST API, Cloud
Software Developer Kit (SDK), and expanded supports for third-party
network services including DNS, DHCP, and IP address management.
CSC's Agility Platform is available in one-year term and perpetual
licenses, and is also sold as-a-service as part of CSC's Hybrid
Cloud Services offering, and resold through CSC channel partners.
Computer Sciences (News - Alert) Corporation (CSC) is a global leader of next
generation information technology (IT) services and solutions. The
Company's mission is to enable superior returns on our client's
technology investments through best-in-class industry solutions, domain
expertise and global scale. CSC has approximately 76,000 employees and
reported revenue of $13.0 billion for the 12 months ended July 4, 2014.
For more information, visit the company's website at www.csc.com.
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