Verizon’s Cloud Services expand Data Centers WW

Verizon announced expansion of its Data Centers WW to support its cloud offering.

Verizon Business Furthers Cloud Strategy Through Global Data Center Expansion

Expanded Facilities to Accommodate Increased Customer Demand for Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud Services

September 30, 2010

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. - To meet the increasing demand for the full range of cloud services, Verizon Business is enhancing its data centers around the globe. Within the next year, Verizon Business will expand its flagship cloud computing services suite - Computing as a Service (CaaS) - into centers in San Jose, Calif.; London; and Canberra, Australia. In addition, CaaS data centers to serve U.S. government customers will come online in Miami and Culpeper, Va., during the first quarter of 2011.

Here are some of the details on how much expansion Verizon plans.

As part of this infrastructure enhancement project, more than 5,500 additional server cabinets for enterprise clients also will be added to Verizon Business premium Internet data centers in Paris, Dublin, London, Frankfurt, Belgium, Canberra, Hong Kong and throughout the U.S. The expansion further enables the delivery of private clouds via more than 200 global data centers connected to Verizon's MPLS network, Private IP.

Verizon Enterprise-Class CaaS Solutions Lead Market in Performance, Security

Verizon's cloud computing solutions suite, Computing as a Service, offers enterprises on-demand computing resources, including server, network and storage capacity, with high-performance and built-in security that are ideally suited to the complex needs of large enterprises. Enterprises have a choice between Verizon's flagship CaaS offering of its hybrid solution, CaaS enabled VMware vCloud™ Datacenter, which facilitates moving applications from a private to a public cloud setting. Clients can configure their enterprise cloud using Verizon's Private IP network or its global IP network.

Today, the company has CaaS data centers in Amsterdam and the U.S. A third center in Hong Kong will come online in October.

Some of the customers are.

Early adopters of Verizon's cloud services include Modevity, Celstream, iSOFT, ISID and GWR Medical and Intelenet.. Many are using cloud computing to drive further efficiencies within their operations as well as a way to provide corporatewide access to applications while delivering enhanced ease-of-use for end-users.

And VMware is part of the Verizon partnership.

Verizon Builds Hybrid Cloud with VMware vCloud Datacenter

The widgetry won’t be quite as secure as Verizon’s existing Computing as a Service (CaaS) – but pretty close

Verizon is trusting the solution will get its target accounts up off their collective arse and into the cloud.

Right now the thing, whose clumsy handle is Computing as a Service (CaaS) enabled by VMware vCloud Datacenter, is in field-test with the big International Hotel Group (IHG), a company whose business inherently sees peaks and troughs, expecting to widen the beta before the stuff goes GA in Q1.

While the high-end CaaS enterprise is priced à la carte, the Datacenter version will be available on both a utility model and a reservation model.

The company says it hasn't worked out the numbers yet but that's how it wants to price it; the first for transient trade, the latter for those with predictable workloads that want guaranteed resources.