CSC (NYSE:CSC), a global leader in next-generation IT services and solutions, today announced that it is among the first global Amazon Web Services (AWS) Premier Consulting Partners to pass the latest and most stringent version of the independent, third-party audit required for acceptance into the AWS Managed Service Program. The AWS Managed Service Program is limited to AWS Partner Network (APN) Consulting Partners. In January 2016, AWS increased Managed Service Provider certification requirements in the areas of DevOps, continuous compliance, service intelligence and the proper use of AWS best practices for security, design and migration. Successfully completing the yearly audit ensures that AWS Managed Service Providers can demonstrate that they add value to clients and are current on all AWS products and features. "This important designation signifies CSC's commitment to developing client-focused managed services offerings, and demonstrates our continued investment in security, DevOps and migration automation tools," said Stephen Hilton, executive vice president and general manager, Global Infrastructure Services, CSC. "Our recent investment in Racemi for automated cloud mass migrations is a good example of how clients can maximize their AWS investment using CSC's portfolio of AWS offerings. "To ensure we meet customer's high delivery expectations, we continue to invest in training for our skilled, next-gen workforce. With more than 5,000 accredited AWS professionals, 300 AWS Associate certifications and 25 AWS Professional certifications, CSC has one of the largest pools of certified AWS architects outside of AWS." The foundation of CSC offerings for the AWS platform is the CSC Global Cloud Center of Excellence (CoE). The AWS Managed Services Program leverages CSC's next-generation management services capabilities, global delivery model and leadership in digital transformation. CSC extends this value to clients by providing managed offerings with cloud migration services and application modernization on AWS, including big data and analytics offerings.