Verizon Expands Cloud Hosting Solutions, Launches Secure Multi-Cloud Interconnect Service

With the launch of its Secure Cloud Interconnect service (SCI), Verizon now offers enterprise organizations the option to use Verizon’s Private IP service to connect to multiple cloud hosting services including the Verizon cloud and Microsoft Azure, with an additional half-dozen other major cloud hosting services expected to come online later this year.

verizon-cloudVerizon’s Secure Cloud Interconnect service will offer a combination of features to enterprises, including dynamic bandwidth allocation with fully redundant connections, application performance throughput and quality of service, usage-based billing, simple provisioning and management via a centralized portal. In addition, for added protection, clients can also add managed security services on top of their solutions.

Enterprises that have located their private cloud infrastructure in Equinix data centers can directly access Verizon’s Private IP service in 15 Equinix colocation facilities in the U.S. (Northern Virginia., Newark, N.J., Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Silicon Valley), Europe London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Paris), and Asia-Pacific (Sydney, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore).

Verizon will offer connections up to 10 gigabits to cloud hosting environments (Verizon, Equinix, Microsoft) connecting to SCI.

Enterprise-grade Security, Performance

To ensure enterprise-grade performance and security, Verizon is deploying Private IP edge routers into third-party clouds to enable pre-integration of networking and data center interfaces. After an enterprise selects its cloud hosting partners, location and service information, Verizon will automatically provision the connection in minutes or hours, versus days or weeks or a month when using the traditional model.

SCI with Verizon cloud will be immediately available in three locations (Denver, Northern Virginia and Santa Clara, California), with sites in Europe (London, Amsterdam) available in May. Additional sites are planned for Europe and the Asia-Pacific region by year’s end. The service with Microsoft Azure is expected to be available this summer for customers in the U.S.