Sunday, July 15, 2007

Verizon Business Offers Dedicated Optical Network for Large Enterprises and Govt Agencies

Verizon Business introduced a new service for large enterprises and government agencies that provides a dedicated optical network integrating optical technologies such as DWDM and synchronous optical network (SONET), in addition to Ethernet, onto a single "ring" platform.

The Verizon Integrated Optical Service, which is the first such commercial offering from a U.S.-based Tier One provider, employs reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers (ROADMs).

The new service is immediately available to customers nationwide within Verizon territories, including major metropolitan areas such as New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore, Washington, Tampa, Dallas-Ft.Worth, Newark, Los Angeles, Raleigh-Durham, Portland and Seattle.

Verizon said its new service is suitable for a wide array of customers, such as those in the financial, health care, government and education sectors; have large bandwidth requirements within a metro area (total overall bandwidth capability of 440 Gbps); manage various applications; and need a versatile and cost-effective solution for addressing connectivity requirements between locations.

Verizon Integrated Optical Service is backed by service level agreements (SLAs), including competitive availability and mean-time-to-repair commitments customers expect from a carrier-class wide area network (WAN) service.

In addition, the new service can connect to Verizon Business' ultra long haul network for high-bandwidth transport between regional and remote backup data centers for asynchronous data replication. Finally, the service also allows for access to many other Verizon services and solutions, such as Private IP (Verizon's MPLS network) and the public Internet.

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