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CSC Unveils Self-Service Cloud Portal; Eli Almog Comments

CSC logo_GovConWireComputer Sciences Corp. is seeking to help chief information officers enable their information technology and non-IT staff to manage enterprise-wide cloud services through a new self-service portal.  

The portal provides an interface through which end users can log into a secure account and choose services from CSC's catalog to manage cloud works from a single dashboard, CSC said.

The company said it built the portal to be operated by individuals without the technical skills to handle IT infrastructures.

“We believe this approach will be the centerpiece of the next-generation managed cloud, where CIOs will provide end users with access to all of the management capabilities, metrics, measurements and security that they need to quickly leverage the cloud,“ said Eli Almog, CTO at CSC cloud services.

CSC integrates CA cloud management software, including CA automation suite for clouds, CA Nimsoft Monitor and CA SiteMinder, into the portal to improve automation, monitoring and security of the services, respectively.

The portal also supports advanced cloud computing through automated project request approvals and virtual machine connection to external or Internet-based networks.

“Providing a self-service utility to end-users for accessing cloud, what may be described as the ‘IT vending machine’ model, is entirely possible so long as it is underpinned by a single, self-service portal,“ said William Fellows, research vice president at 451 Group.

“Cloud services delivered in this manner will enable IT organizations to focus on innovating for the business rather than simply keeping the lights on,“ he added. 

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Written by David J. Barton

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