Verizon Enterprise Solutions, part of Verizon Communications (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) that generated more than $127 billion in 2014 revenues, has announced an expansion and deepening of its Secure Cloud Interconnect footprint globally – with expansion into Latin America and additional sites in Europe and the U.S. These include Sao Paulo; Frankfurt and Russelsheim, Germany; and New York, and Los Angeles in the U.S.
Verizon Enterprise Solutions’ Secure Cloud Interconnect service, a software-defined networking offering, would help enterprises seamlessly connect, manage and secure their cloud environments that often extend across multiple clouds and data centers around the globe.
In total, Verizon’s Secure Cloud Interconnect service now offers secured, private connections to six cloud providers and three data center providers at more than 30 global locations in the Americas, Latin America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
Verizon’s Secure Cloud Interconnect, cloud provider footprint includes the following locations:
- Amazon Web Services: Sao Paulo; Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and New York; Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo; London and Frankfurt, Germany
- Google: Chicago and Denver; and Hong Kong and Singapore
- HP: Atlanta (2); and Frankfurt and Russelsheim, Germany
- Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute and Microsoft ExpressRoute for Office 365: Silicon Valley, Washington, D.C.; London; Hong Kong and Sydney
- com: Chicago and San Jose, Calif.
- Verizon Cloud: Sao Paulo; Culpeper, Va., Denver, Miami; and Santa Clara, Calif.; and London and Amsterdam.
Future expansion plans include a significant build out in the Asia-Pacific region slated to be completed this fall.
Private IP Networking
Enterprises using cloud, hybrid cloud and colocation solutions from any of the cloud and/or data center providers connected to Secure Cloud Interconnect can take advantage of Verizon’s Private IP networking solution that features consumption-based bandwidth, pre-provisioned on-demand resources, controlled application performance, multiple classes of service and usage-based billing models.
Rapid, on-demand provisioning via a centralized online portal would reduce deployment time and maintenance requirements for Secure Cloud Interconnect customers.
Performance, Security, Efficiency
Secure Cloud Interconnect customers are enabled to “securely” access their mission-critical applications in the cloud via either their mobile devices or from their office laptops. This distinction would enable enterprises to offer users a truly integrated experience – no matter what device they use or where they use it – to access information, content and applications.
“Verizon’s Secure Cloud Interconnect allows users to connect to applications simply, securely and reliably,” said Shawn Hakl, vice president of enterprise networking and innovation for Verizon. “SCI customers will find our solution delivers an unbeatable combination of performance, security and efficiency to help enable their digital transformation while reducing the complexity often associated with cloud computing.”