CSC and Hitachi Data Systems Expand Strategic Alliance to Accelerate Client Transformation to the Cloud

Partners Deepen Focus on As-a-Service IT Delivery and Sign Agility Platform Reseller Agreement

TYSONS, Va. and SANTA CLARA, Calif., September 20, 2016CSC (NYSE: CSC), a global leader in next-generation IT services and solutions, and Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) today announced the expansion of their long-standing, global alliance to help clients quickly and cost-effectively realize the benefits of cloud-enabled digital transformation through strategic focus on joint delivery of CSC BizCloudTM powered by Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP), storage-as-a-service (STaaS) and SAP HANA offerings. The companies have also entered into a new multi-year CSC Agility Platform reseller agreement.

As more enterprises shift to the cloud and embrace as-a-service IT deployment, they are encountering challenges around security, flexibility and build-versus-buy cost considerations. CSC BizCloud powered by Hitachi UCP addresses these challenges and enables infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and STaaS IT delivery across hybrid cloud environments. Clients in a wide range of sectors – from financial services to manufacturing and aerospace – have already adopted these joint offerings and have achieved:

  • Real-time, remote and secure access to content;
  • A consistent application deployment framework that addresses regulatory and compliance requirements;
  • Rapid, reliable application currency via software release automation and workflow;
  • One-step provisioning and deployment with increased security;
  • Management of sensitive records; and
  • Lower investment costs with existing storage infrastructure.

"Today, organizations are embracing digital transformation in order to accelerate innovation and increase mobility and business agility," said Mike Walkey, senior vice president, Global Partner Organization at HDS. "Because every client and every transformation is different, we see value in offering many alternatives to help clients navigate this journey and achieve their desired business outcomes. Organizations want trusted partners who can ease enterprise cloud deployment, deliver cost-effective as-a-service offerings, and support corporate mobility initiatives. With a shared vision and strategy to simplify and accelerate the digital transformation journey for our mutual clients, HDS and CSC can be those partners."

"We are capitalizing on and expanding our 20-year strategic relationship to deliver greater value to clients as they transform in the digital economy," said Dave Zolet, executive vice president and general manager of CSC Americas Region. "Transformative offerings, like CSC BizCloud powered by Hitachi UCP and CSC Agility Platform, can help enterprise clients leverage the power of their data to create economic value."

The new CSC Agility Platform reseller agreement enables HDS to offer greater choice and flexibility to clients looking to find the best-fit solution for their IT environment. The advanced automation and management capabilities of the CSC Agility Platform combined with the Hitachi UCP converged infrastructure solutions from HDS can cost-effectively ease and accelerate enterprise hybrid cloud deployments through a single platform.

Learn more about the expanded CSC and HDS alliance and how the companies are enabling digital transformation through simplified data, mobility, cloud management and as-a-service IT delivery:

About CSC
CSC (NYSE: CSC) leads clients on their digital transformation journeys. The company provides innovative next-generation technology services and solutions that leverage deep industry expertise, global scale, technology independence and an extensive partner community. CSC serves leading commercial and international public sector organizations, including some of the world's leading healthcare providers. CSC is a Fortune 500 company and ranked among the best corporate citizens. For more information, visit us at www.csc.com.

About Hitachi Data Systems
Digital transformation improves every business's cost-efficiency, time to market, customer experience, and revenue through better management of data. No one knows data like Hitachi Data Systems. Our integrated strategy and portfolio helps enterprises – including the world's largest – to manage, govern, mobilize and analyze data to uncover insights for better outcomes. www.hds.com.

Contacts

Sara Herrmann
Corporate Media Relations, CSC
571.255.9863
sherrmann@csc.com

Neil DeSilva
Investor Relations, CSC
703.245.9700
neildesilva@csc.com

Chris Drago
Corporate Communications, HDS
408.410.4591
christopher.drago@hds.com

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