Businesses can leverage the power of the cloud over a best-in-class network with a single provider uniquely positioned to unleash the full potential of their business critical applications
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), May 06, 2013 – Sprint (NYSE:S, news, filings) today announces the launch of Sprint CloudCompute, the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solution that integrates CSC’s industry-leading virtualized, utility-based cloud computing solution with Sprint’s robust cloud-aware Global MPLS network. The integrated solution provides secure, reliable networking and IT efficiency to business customers headquartered within the United States.
In the Ovum Business Trends Cloud Services Survey and as highlighted in Ovum’s recent white paper, respondents rated cutting costs – whether IT or business related – and improving business agility as the most important factors influencing their decision to invest in cloud services.
“Sprint’s IaaS offering is coming to market at an opportune time,” said John Madden, principal analyst-IT Services, Ovum. “Customers are searching for the best options for cloud deployments including IaaS, and want to work with proven providers of IT services that are secure, reliable and well managed. Sprint’s relationship with CSC brings together high-profile skills of two trusted providers for IaaS: one with expertise in secure network services and management with ‘ownership’ of the cloud, the other with extensive experience in cloud and data center management. Sprint’s offering through its CSC collaboration gives customers another strong and viable option as they move ahead with their cloud decisions.”
“Sprint has a long history of providing comprehensive, integrated solutions,” said Mike Fitz, vice president-Wireline and Solutions Engineering, Sprint. “Companies can rely on Sprint as their single source for all their networking needs, which now includes cloud computing solutions. Investing in the network is critical to a company’s cloud strategy and success. Sprint’s all-IP network has the flexibility, scalability and reliability required to meet the performance demands of cloud applications.”
Sprint’s robust “cloud-aware” Global MPLS network is congestion-free, designed for low latency and jitter needed for critical, real-time business applications. Sprint offers Class of Service (CoS) at no additional charge to eliminate bottlenecks in a customer’s network through prioritization. Application performance is optimized through network-based Quality of Service (QoS), and Sprint’s comprehensive service level agreements enable full support of any and all enterprise cloud applications.
With Sprint CloudCompute, businesses will benefit from:
- Secure, private network access and seamless connectivity from the subscriber’s business into the IaaS environment
- Scalable, flexible and reliable cloud-aware network
- On-demand provisioning and management capability via Web portal
- Simplicity with a single account team, one contract and one invoice for all services
To learn more and view resources, visit www.sprint.com/cloudcompute.
A winning combination
Sprint advanced to a Challenger position within the most recent Gartner Magic Quadrant for Global Network Service Providers (March 26, 2013). Since the previously published Magic Quadrant report, Sprint has grown its global MPLS, Ethernet and SIP Trunking coverage for business customers.
In addition, CSC is positioned in the Leaders quadrant of the 2012 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (Oct. 18, 2012).
A comprehensive approach to cloud
The key to Sprint’s cloud strategy is teaming with leaders in software and cloud computing while enhancing the services with seamless integration of mobility for virtually anytime, anywhere access from any device. With reliable, secure connectivity over Sprint’s network via 3G, 4G and all-IP Global MPLS technologies, businesses of all sizes can confidently embrace a variety of hosted services to improve their productivity and cost structures.
Sprint offers a wide variety of cloud-based solutions in addition to IaaS, including Unified-Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) with Sprint Complete Collaboration and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) with Office 365. Sprint also delivers an innovative private-label cloud services platform to wholesale customers, enabling them to quickly deliver simple and affordable brand-name software services to SMBs.
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Sprint Network Leadership
Sprint offers a best-in-class global all-IP network and is a leader in converged solutions with forward thinking design and innovation in IP, mobile solutions, and wireless technologies.
The Network Vision initiative is designed to enhance customers’ network experience with faster wireless data speeds, improved voice quality and easier connectivity. Sprint expects to be mostly complete with Network Vision by the end of 2013.
For more information on Sprint’s converged, cloud and mobility solutions, visit www.sprint.com/convergence or contact your Sprint account team. To join in the latest discussions and learn more about business solutions available through wireline convergence, visit the Seamless Enterprise at www.seamlessenterprise.com.
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 55 million customers at the end of the first quarter of 2013 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint No. 1 among all national carriers in customer satisfaction and most improved, across all 47 industries, during the last four years. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in both its 2011 and 2012 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.