With the purchase, CSC becomes an instant player in the federal cloud market.
Computer Sciences Corporation has finalized the purchase of North Carolina-based cloud computing infrastructure provider Autonomic Resources.
The Feb. 19 deal, for an undisclosed sum, signals CSC’s intent to target the growing public sector cloud market by acquiring a company with a service – Autonomic Resources Cloud Platform – that’s already met some of the government’s toughest cloud security requirements.
Autonomic Resources was the first cloud service provider to achieve compliance under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program and the first to achieve compliance with security controls outlined by the Defense Information Systems Agency.
Autonomic Resources’ entire 18-member team will integrate to CSC’s North American public sector business unit. Also of significance is that Autonomic Resources’ existing certifications and authorities to operate – as well as existing contracts – will not be affected by the purchase.
The combined team will speed up CSC’s time to market for FedRAMP and DISA-certified cloud solutions, CSC said in a statement.
“The acquisition supports NPS’ goal to deliver certified Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service and Software-as-a-Service cloud offerings to federal, state and local government customers as they continue to transition to next-generation infrastructure technologies," according to the statement.
Expect CSC to hit the ground running as it targets public sector business, including the $7.3 billion the Obama administration estimates will be spent on provisioned services. Autonomic Resources is nearing a conditional provisional authority to operate higher-sensitivity workloads at DOD. In addition, the company has a facility clearance – something most CSPs do not have – that could aid it in one day hosting DOD’s most sensitive data.
Autonomic Resources is also the only CSP authorized to run Red Hat OpenShift off-premise for federal customers.
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