Verizon Cloud for enterprises launched

Verizon Cloud is the telecom giant’s new cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform and cloud-based object storage service.

The American telecoms is aiming to change the public cloud architecture with the new initiative. Verizon Cloud will benefit large enterprises, mid-size companies and small development shops from the agility and economic benefit of a generic public cloud along with the reliability and scale.

The public beta for Verizon Cloud will launch in the fourth quarter of this year.

Gartner says nearly half of large enterprises will have hybrid cloud deployments by the end of 2017. In the past three years, private cloud computing has moved from an aspiration to a tentative reality for nearly half of large enterprises.

The company says that Verizon Cloud has two main components: Verizon Cloud Compute and Verizon Cloud Storage. Verizon Cloud Compute is the IaaS platform — built for speed and performance. Verizon Cloud Storage is a multitenant storage platform providing safe, durable, reliable and cost-effective storage accessible from anywhere on the Web.


Verizon Cloud Compute allows enterprises to create and deploy Virtual machines (software-based computers and servers) in seconds, and users build and pay for what they need.

Verizon Cloud Storage is designed to overcome latency issues that have plagued many traditional storage offerings, providing improved performance.

“We are putting control and choice back in the hands of the user, while still addressing their needs for availability, performance and security,” said John Considine, chief technology officer of Verizon Terremark.

The telecom service provider has installed Cloud Compute and Verizon Cloud Storage in Verizon cloud data centers in Culpeper, Va., Englewood, Colo., Miami; Santa Clara, Calif.; and in Amsterdam, London, and Sao Paolo.

Initially, enterprise clients will be served out of the Culpeper data center, with other centers around the globe expected to be added through mid-2014.

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