Verizon Intros Workload-Specific Cloud Capabilities

Verizon is reshaping its cloud strategy to enable specific levels of network and security services to be assigned to specific workloads, giving enterprises more control over how they use the cloud.

September 23, 2014

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NEW YORK -- Verizon Enterprise Solutions, this month, will release a new service model and a set of new features and functionality for the company’s cloud infrastructure and storage platform, designed to help enterprises move business critical workloads into the cloud. This updated Verizon Cloud will include a variety of services tiers, onboarding and workload migration services, seamless integration with third-party cloud services and several deployment options ranging from public cloud to private on-premise cloud. Verizon Cloud is the centerpiece of Verizon’s strategy to tightly bond the company’s core cloud platform with network and security capabilities aligned to enterprises’ specific risk sensitivity and service management expectation for each workload. These cloud services and features will be available in a unified, easy-to-operate user console.

Enterprises are looking to put more business-centric applications in the cloud. This requires an approach that builds cloud-based solutions that specifically fit each workload — taking into account geography, security, networking, etc. Enterprises must create individual cloud spaces that correspond to the individual needs of their workload. Verizon Cloud provides businesses with the flexibility to directly align the capabilities of the cloud infrastructure and surrounding services, such as management and onboarding, to the workload.

The unified Verizon Cloud portfolio delivers a range of cloud products supported by a collection of service capabilities. Enterprises can develop the solution that best fits their specific needs — choosing from public cloud infrastructure with limited support to a private, on-premise cloud that is fully managed by Verizon, and any option in between. This offering gives enterprises performance flexibility and control over their cloud environment to address specific workload needs, network protocols, etc.

All Verizon Cloud clients are able to leverage Verizon’s comprehensive global network technologies and implicit understanding of the hybrid cloud challenges. Secure Cloud Interconnect, for example, provides Private IP (PIP) access to an increasing number of major cloud service providers, enabling enterprises to easily connect a PIP-enabled location to a cloud deployment including Verizon Cloud. Also, Verizon understands the end-to-end challenges of delivering applications and maintaining high performance and reliability. Moreover, Verizon’s cloud data centers and cloud solutions are designed with built-in security features, such as firewalls, load balancers and network segmentation, as well as third-party penetration testing and remediation. Verizon’s managed security services can be added to meet more rigorous and custom enterprise requirements.

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