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May 06, 2013 — OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sprint (NYSE: S) 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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