Sprint to expand cloud offerings to enterprises

American telecom operator Sprint is expanding its Cloud presence.

In association with CSC, Sprint will offer cloud computing, cloud-based email, managed hosting and colocation services within the United States to potential commercial customers.

CSC’s Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions has joined  Sprint Complete Collaboration, a Unified-Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS), which is planned for launch in the second half of 2012.

Enterprises can use hosted services to improve their productivity and cost structures with secure connectivity over Sprint’s 3G, 4G, and all-IP Global MPLS networks.

“Our strategic relationship with CSC is another step in our plan to offer a comprehensive set of solutions that leverage Sprint’s Tier 1 backbone. Sprint’s announced and pending cloud solutions will help our clients take advantage of the agility and scale the cloud enables,” said John Dupree, senior vice president – Business Sales, Sprint.

The partnership with CSC will help Sprint’s network to become the communications backbone, which will enable secure, high speed connectivity to CSC’s Cloud.

As part of this new service, Sprint also will offer compute, storage, hosting and backup capabilities to midsized and large businesses by late 2012.

“This exclusive relationship with Sprint to deliver public, private and hybrid cloud services is a win for CSC, Sprint and our mutual customers,” said Siki Giunta, vice president – Global Cloud Computing and Hosting Services, CSC.

IDC predicts that global public IT cloud services revenue is projected to hit $45.5 billion by 2013.

The relationship between Sprint and CSC offers great potential for businesses to simplify, and speed up, their increasingly strategic deployments of mobile and cloud services,” said Frank Gens, chief analyst at IDC.

Sprint launches fully managed unified communications bundle for enterprises

In March this year, Sprint launched Sprint Complete Collaboration, a comprehensive hosted and fully managed unified communications (UC) bundle for businesses.

The company is also planning to bundle services to create solutions that are accessed by users via the Web through any device.

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