Focusing back on core services, CSC outsources US data centers to QTS and one other
Giant services company CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation) has turned to two providers in the US to outsource its data center operations there.
QTS Realty Trust and one other unnamed provider have been picked as partners, in a deal which continues CSC’s 2012 decision to focus on its core services business approach, and let go of non-core functions.
QTS provides the facilities
”Our model is a little different than what the industry average is,” Danny Crocker, vice president of critical facility management at QTS told DatacenterDynamics, at last week’s DCD as-a-Service event in Chicago. “We provide critical facility management along with IT services.” This contrasts with traditional “real-estate” focused competitors, he said.
QTS runs 25 data centers worldwide currently with more than 1000 customers, a factor which CSC helped its decision to settle on the company for this critical role . The partnership will allow CSC to focus on its IT services business in the US while QTS provides the actual facilities for CSC customers to use. This allows both companies, QTS and CSC, to focus on their business strengths to provide the best experience for CSC customers, QTS said.
In the US, QTS currently provides data centers on both coasts and in middle America, which will allow CSC customers to make use of both regional and major hub facilities, depending upon their business needs.
QTS expanded its portfolio of available services earlier this year when it acquired hybrid-cloud and managed hosting provider Carpathia, filling out its service capabilities beyond colocation, custom data centers, and managed services. CSC has been taking a best-of-breed approach to adding capabilities to its portfolio, as evidenced by recent announcements such as teaming up with AT&T on cloud management and Cloudera on HIPAA and PCI certification.