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CSC, Terremark Pitch Cloud Computing To Feds

Outsourcer Computer Sciences Corp. and infrastructure services provider Terremark are teaming up to introduce cloud computing services aimed at the federal government.
Outsourcer Computer Sciences Corp. and infrastructure services provider Terremark are teaming up to introduce cloud computing services aimed at the federal government.Under the plan, CSC and Terremark will offer remotely delivered computing, storage, and disaster recovery services.

Services will be delivered from Terremark's secure data center facilities in Culpeper, Va. CSC adds program management, IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) integration, service design, security integration, and training services to the package.

Cloud computing, an IT architecture in which data and computing resources are tapped from the Internet, "will allow our government customers to implement IT services for mission-critical applications in minutes, not days," said James Dos Santos, president and CEO of Terremark Federal Group, in a statement.

"Our clients are faced with the need to provide secure solutions for sensitive and classified information for both our citizens and warfighters," added Ashley Smith, president of CSC's Information Technology Infrastructure Solutions division. "Through this alliance, we can implement the latest capabilities in cybersecurity to meet constantly changing threats."

CSC counts the Department of Defense among its biggest customers. Cloud-based services have been catching on in the public sector as governments look to cut costs and improve the efficiency of their technology operations. Washington, D.C., recently tapped Google's cloud-based Google Apps package for the bulk of its software needs.

The trend is putting pressure on vendors of traditional client-server offerings, such as Microsoft. In its most recent quarterly report, the company said its Microsoft Office unit posted a revenue gain of just 1%.

CSC is expected to report quarterly earnings on Feb. 10. Shares of the company were up 2.09% to $36.70 in midafternoon trading Monday.

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