Finding Value in OpenSource


It seems a perpetual journey for me to help my employers understand the value associated with full participation with the global Open Source community.  Sure, everyone leeches the value, but what happens when you move from GET to GET, POST, PATCH within that ecosystem. As CSC looks at a number of the forces that are re-shaping IT, it is important for CSC to be an active participant and a transformational…

SDN for the Global Enterprise


For many in the enterprise, their relationship with their WAN carriers has been an opaque, long lead time, inflexible experience, looking at the WAN as a big, dumb pipe.  With the advent of NetBond, AT&T has taken a bold step in putting the enterprise "user" in control of their own, private channel between two points on the MPLS cloud.  In effect, turning what is often a set of static MPLS…

CSC and Amazon Team Up to Deliver Enterprise Clouds


CSC has been building on it's successful BizCloud plans for the past 3 years, but this year we really put Cloud in the center of our Infrastructure portfolio.  We have moved our Cloud delivery into our Global Infrastructure business so that customers gain a consistent service experience, but also so that the CSC clouds become the "first place" that we position workloads that we develop, service and manage for customers.…

IT and SDDC, Agile Development and Release Management


For me, there have been a number of processes in typical IT that have been substantial challenges from a business risk, regulatory and latency perspective.  I constantly ask myself: Why is the hurdle between Dev and Ops so high which causes so many to "trip and fall".  Many key DevOps projects focus necessarily on the agile developer/operational staff scrum in order to underwrite the risk of the addition of a…

ServiceMesh on CSC Cloud


Many customers and partners have been asking about ServiceMesh and CSC cloud, I saw an interesting internal post and just wanted to share this more broadly. ServiceMesh runs on 64-bit RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.8 and to connect to CSC Cloud you need [The VPN Clien] running to establish the secure connection [to the administrative API's on the CSC Cloud]. I fired up a RedHat 5.8 box on Amazon AWS. Use…

Industrializing Application Modernization


One of the things that I have learned and is a  substantial challenge for enterprise technologists, is the exceedingly large estate of legacy applications, that lock a treasure of enterprise information and process deep inside.  The sad truth is that these legacy applications are costing more to operate than ever before because of license burden, infrastructure expenses, ever more rare skill sets, and even middleware and consultants that are needed…

Channeling My Inner Groundhog: Predictions for 2014


More [Data, Cloud, Cyber], Faster and Secured 2013 was a big year for the cloud, mobile technology, big data and social media. What’s in store for the new year? I’ve identified six information technology trends that are poised to make a big difference in your IT operations and strategies. Here’s what I expect to see in 2014 <crosspost to CSC.com> Update(s): BYOT: Also, look at tefficient's recent 1h2013 mobile data usage…

ServiceMesh + CSC = [Agility, Governance, Cloud, Enterprise, Transformation]


Today CSC announced the acquisition of ServiceMesh™. ServiceMesh is an enterprise Cloud Broker / Cloud Management Platform (CMP) recognized by many analysts as the leading independent provider.  CSC is a Gartner Magic Quadrant Enterprise IaaS provider and technology services firm, helping enterprises transform their delivery of critical business applications.  Together, CSC and ServiceMesh will offer enterprises increased agility, flexibility and the opportunity to fully leverage their multi-vendor cloud landscape. What…

The Apps rEVOLUTION… drastic times call for drastic measures


[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"] Apps Revolution Report[/caption] A really cogent position piece has been developed by a number of technical leaders within CSC.  Lead by Dr.Erika Olimpiew, but also Nabil Fanaian, Henry "Hank" Liang, and a cast of over 20 others, this piece positions the new requirements around mobility, architecture, delivery, economy and other key contributors to leading developers to "storm the gates." Below, the prologue... Applications are the way we put…

CSC Distinguished Engineering Program: Darwinism & Talent Evolution


As the the Systems Integration marketplace continues to evolve, so must CSC.  The CSC family tree includes a large number of scientific and technical breakthroughs, and we CSCers need to continue to innovate in both business and technical domains. In talking with our customers, there is a broad recognition of the value of technology in their continued efforts to develop and retain customers, grow revenue, drive agility, improve safety, etc...  CSC…