Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Verizon Kicks Offs Cloud Computing Program

Verizon Business launched a new Cloud Computing Program - a set of IT consulting and managed services that offer enterprises a holistic approach to transitioning to the cloud, while addressing specific security, privacy, performance and governance requirements. The Verizon Cloud Computing Program also helps enterprises manage, monitor and maintain their clouds, whether applications are delivered from an enterprise's own data center, or one operated by Verizon or a third party.

This lifecycle-centric program offers enterprises a flexible, vendor-neutral approach to understanding the cloud environment, using a five-tiered process: assess, design, migrate, manage and secure. Verizon Business said its experts in data center virtualization, application management and security can help enterprise customers to create a secure, cloud computing environment, while giving them the level of support desired, no matter where they are in their cloud computing deployment.

"It is now clear that cloud computing is part of the future of IT," said Joe Crawford, executive director - IT solutions and hosting product management, Verizon. "While many businesses recognize the many benefits associated with cloud computing, concerns still persist over security, performance and governance. With our market-leading IT capabilities and experience from building and deploying our flagship cloud offering, Computing as a Service, Verizon Business is well-positioned to advise enterprises on their cloud computing strategy."http://www.verizon.com

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