Systems integration giants Accenture and Computer Sciences Corp. both made savvy moves this week to strengthen their positions in the fast-growing cloud computing arena.
Accenture expanded its Accenture Cloud Platform to offer cloud management services for public and private cloud infrastructure deployments. That allows customers to manage the services through multiple service provider platforms including AWS, Microsoft Windows Azure, Verizon Terremark and NTT Communications.
CSC, meanwhile, inked an agreement with AT&T under which the telecommunications company will host CSC's BizCloud private cloud offering. That not only allows CSC to scale out BizCloud, but will help it compete more aggressively against other cloud service providers, including Amazon Web Services.