Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Verizon Business Manages Juniper J-Series Routers as Outsourced Service

Verizon Business announced a new managed services option for large-business and government customers with remote locations or for smaller networks. Specifically, Verizon Business is now the first U.S.-based service provider offering management of a customer's Juniper Networks J-series services router. The new managed service offering is available immediately to U.S.-based medium- and large-sized business and government customers. It has been certified with a variety of Verizon Business networking services, including company's flagship Private IP, an MPLS-based virtual private network service, as well as the company's private line and Frame Relay services.

Verizon Business offers three levels of service to support customers deploying the managed Juniper Networks J-series services router. The company's multi-tiered approach to network management enables it to help enterprises reduce the complexity associated with an IP environment. Verizon Business' IMPACT management platform supports its industry-leading service level commitments and enables the company to offer customer with the fully managed service option an actual time-to-repair commitment as low as 3.5 hours in the U.S.; the majority of Verizon Business' competitors still offer a mean time-to-repair commitment.

Verizon Business said this service will help enterprise customers take full advantage of the Juniper platform by reducing the day-to-day management burden so that the customer's technical staff can focus on critical business initiatives. The company plans to build on this announcement by offering a powerful branch office services delivery platform based on the Juniper Networks J-series services routers and that integrates managed routing, security and other services, including IP telephony.

Verizon Business noted that it currently manages 260,000-plus devices on more than 4,200 customer networks in 142 countries and territories, overseeing non-Verizon connections from more than 60 network providers around the world.

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