Monday, June 14, 2010

Verizon Business Introduces Cloud-based "Storage-as-a-Service"

Verizon Business is introducing a new cloud-based storage service for enterprises. The pay-as-you-go Verizon Cloud Storage delivers a flexible solution for managing and retrieving data over the Internet. It also helps organizations address data retention requirements mandated by increasing regulatory and compliance requirements.

Verizon Cloud Storage, available in the U.S. and 16 countries around the globe beginning in July, offers strong physical and logical security such as secure multitenant file system and encrypted data transfers. The new service supports multiple methods for accessing stored data, including software, application programming interfaces and third-party applications, and offers enterprises the option to select where data is stored.

Verizon Business will initially leverage the Storage Delivery Network from Nirvanix, a premier enterprise cloud storage service provider. Later this year, Verizon is targeting deployment of additional Nirvanix managed storage nodes in its U.S. and European data centers, with additional nodes planned for deployment in the Asia-Pacific region in 2011.

"The current methods of storing huge and growing volumes of enterprise data are simply not sustainable from either a cost or management perspective," said Joseph S. Crawford, executive director -- IT solutions product management, Verizon Business. "Verizon Cloud Storage is a game-changer for enterprises, offering IT departments a cost-effective and simpler way to store data. Our new cloud storage service is yet another example of our vision to deliver IT services via an 'as-a-service' model."

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