Monday, August 31, 2009

Verizon Business Expands Cloud Computing to Amsterdam Data Center

Verizon Business has extended availability of its "cloud-based" Computing as a Service (CaaS) solution to its Amsterdam data center. The service, which leverages Verizon's global IP infrastructure and data centers, enables mid-market and larger companies to use a Web-based portal to employ computing resources on an ad hoc basis. Verizon said the Amsterdam location particularly benefits companies doing business in Europe and elsewhere that need to operate under a "safe harbor" privacy framework that calls for a European-hosted location, or want to use facilities located closer to their European locations.

In June, Verizon Business announced its CaaS offering with the provisioning of the service in its U.S. data center based in Beltsville, Md. Additional CaaS locations are planned in the Asia-Pacific region in 2010.