CSC Acquires Enterprise Cloud Management Company ServiceMesh
According to CSC, the ServiceMesh Agility Platform will automate the deployment and management of enterprise applications and platforms across private, public and hybrid cloud environments for CSC customers.
"ServiceMesh allows us to catalogue enterprise applications and orchestrate those applications dynamically to run in different clouds based on the characteristics of the applications," CSC CEO Mike Lawrie said in a prepared statement.
He added that CSC will integrate those workloads for customers through the company's portfolio of services and technologies.
A ServiceMesh spokesperson told Talkin' Cloud that ServiceMesh will continue as a CSC company, while leveraging the power of CSC behind it.
"This will allow us to dramatically increase market share and compete effectively against large systems management vendors," the spokesperson said.
IT market research firm Ovum said in a statement that CSC's commitment to reorganizing and reinvesting in strategic areas would "spark additional growth."
"With this deal, CSC will now have capabilities to address two key elements that must be addressed as the cloud services market continues to grow: the ability to size, deploy, scale and manage hybrid cloud environments, and the need for enterprises to have proper cloud governance within their organizations," Ovum IT Services Practice Leader John Madden said in a prepared statement.
All ServiceMesh partners were notified of the acquisition, the ServiceMesh spokesperson said, adding that partners support the company's decision and plan to continue working with ServiceMesh.
ServiceMesh CEO Eric Pulier, who was recently featured in Friday's Last Word, will run the Cloud Division of CSC, including Biz Cloud. ServiceMesh will be part of the Cloud Division and continue forward as described.
The companies expect to close the transaction in the third quarter of CSC's fiscal year 2014.