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CSC Acquires Cloud Service Automation Vendor ServiceMesh

Systems integrator CSC has filled a key hole in its cloud service portfolio by agreeing to acquire ServiceMesh, a key cloud service automation provider that facilitates running various apps on multiple public cloud services.

The deal gives CSC the ServiceMesh Agility Platform, software that automates the deployment and management of enterprise apps running on public, private and hybrid clouds. The ServiceMesh policy engine provides governance, compliance and security of enterprise information running in various cloud environments, the company said. 

"With ServiceMesh, we will empower an ecosystem of enterprise software providers by lowering the friction for companies to execute a multi-vendor hybrid cloud strategy while maintaining central governance, policy and administration," said CSC Chief Technology Officer Dan Hushon in a statement announcing the deal.

Forrester Research analyst Dave Bartoletti noted in a blog post that adding ServiceMesh gives CSC a much-needed unified service catalog, orchestration and governance platform; cloud neutrality; and an orchestration engine that rivals like Dell, HP and IBM already have.

"CSC has picked up one of the few independent hybrid/multi-cloud management vendors," Bartoletti noted. "CSC can combine its strong managed services capabilities and IT management tools expertise with the application lifecycle (DevOps) focus of ServiceMesh to reach a powerful cloud buyer: the app owner and developer. Apps are where the cloud action is."

CSC said the deal is slated to close by the end of the quarter.

Posted by Jeffrey Schwartz on 10/31/2013 at 1:24 PM


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