AT&T, CSC form cloud service alliance

AT&T (NYSE: T) and systems integrator CSC have established a strategic alliance to deliver a joint cloud service solution for their global enterprise customers.

With a plan to develop a suite of cloud services and solutions, they will combine CSC's cloud services, consulting and applications expertise with AT&T's network and cloud infrastructure platform.

CSC will be able to deliver its BizCloud and other cloud services via AT&T's cloud infrastructure and networks. The integrator will also migrate applications to enable AT&T's customers get access to a cloud environment.

AT&T will also take over the management of CSC's internal network and managed network services portfolio with its business customers. By doing this, AT&T said it will be providing a secure "network capability and enabling development of next-generation network service offerings."

One of the key drivers for both AT&T and CSC is time to market. By bringing AT&T's network to the edge of CSC's data centers, the pair will be able to more rapidly roll out cloud services for their customers that are considering a migration to cloud services.

AT&T, however, is not the only provider CSC is working with to expand its cloud services reach.

CSC also established an agreement last July with Sprint. In that agreement, Sprint's CloudCompute integrates CSC's  virtualized, utility-based cloud computing solution with Sprint's cloud-aware Global MPLS network. 

For more:
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