October 28, 2011
ETS to leverage CSC's cloud services including CloudCompute Infrastructure as a Service
FALLS CHURCH, Va., Oct. 28 — CSC announced today that it has signed a five-and-a-half year information technology (IT) operations outsourcing contract renewal and expansion with Educational Testing Service (ETS), the leader in advancing quality and equity in education for people worldwide. The agreement was signed in the second quarter of CSC fiscal year 2012, and has an estimated value of more than $200 million assuming all options are exercised.
As part of the agreement, CSC will continue to bring new and innovative approaches to the way ETS leverages IT. CSC will provide its industry-leading cloud services to ETS including CloudCompute, the new infrastructure as a service (IaaS) architecture deployed in the CSC Trusted Cloud Datacenters. CloudCompute, a VMware vCloud Datacenter Service, delivers compute, storage and network resources "as a service" to support any application and is especially suited for hosting mission-critical and business-critical workloads.
"CSC has provided IT solutions for ETS since 2001. We are pleased to continue our long time relationship with CSC and are confident their IT solutions will have a positive effect on ETS business," said Daniel Wakeman, vice president and chief information officer at ETS.
Additional services that CSC will provide include service desk, end-user support, network support, distributed computing, security operations, disaster recovery and datacenter management services. Work will be performed utilizing CSC's worldwide network of delivery centers.
"We are excited at the opportunity to continue our work with ETS, an organization that has a strong grasp of the way IT can be used to more effectively and efficiently position their business for the future," said Joe Schechter, president, Managed Services Sector Americas, CSC. "We are committed to building on the great partnership we have formed with ETS and to further supporting their IT needs."
"Customers like ETS are invaluable to CSC because they are proactive in offering insights and feedback about their experience with our cloud services," said Siki Giunta, vice president, Global Cloud Services and Software, CSC. "As more organizations successfully leverage the CSC cloud to introduce agility into their IT operations, our position as a global leader in managed services across all delivery vectors continues to grow and evolve."
The CloudCompute infrastructure is built on the Vblock Infrastructure Platform from VCE, The Virtual Computing Environment Company. Vblock integrates the leading virtualization software, networking, security, computing, storage and management technologies from industry leaders Cisco, EMC and VMware.
At ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS serves individuals, educational institutions and government agencies by providing customized solutions for teacher certification, English language learning, and elementary, secondary and post-secondary education, as well as conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded as a nonprofit in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually — including the TOEFL and TOEIC tests, the GRE tests and The Praxis Series assessments — in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide. www.ets.org.
CSC (NYSE: CSC) is a global leader in providing technology-enabled business solutions and services. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 93,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.2 billion for the 12 months ended July 1, 2011. For more information, visit the company's website at www.csc.com.
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