Verizon announced the launch of its Secure Cloud Interconnect service (SCI), enabling its enterprise customers to use a Private IP service at up to 10 Gbps to connect to multiple cloud services, including the Verizon cloud and Microsoft Azure.
SCI with Verizon cloud will be immediately available in three locations (Denver, Northern Virginia and Santa Clara, Calif.), 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. Private Cloud Interconnect will be available to an additional half-dozen other major cloud services expected to come online later this year.
In addition, enterprises that have located their private cloud infrastructure in Equinix data centers can directly access Verizon’s Private IP service in 15 Equinix data centers in the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific: Northern Virginia., Newark, N.J., Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Silicon Valley; London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Paris; Sydney, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore.
Verizon’s Secure Cloud Interconnect service offers dynamic bandwidth allocation with fully redundant connections, application performance throughput and quality of service, usage-based billing, and 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.
“With Secure Cloud Interconnect, Verizon is removing the barriers for enterprise cloud adoption,” said Michael Palmer, vice president of product development for Verizon. “The reality is that many organizations today use multiple clouds to meet their business and technical objectives, but there was no easy way to manage this environment until now. Our new offering uniquely gives enterprises everything they require in a multi-cloud environment – security, private connectivity, performance, simplicity and efficiency. SCI will enable a wide range of applications and use cases for organizations.”