Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Verizon Business Integrates Carrier Ethernet into Managed Services Portfolio

Verizon Business is adding Global Managed Ethernet to its Managed Services portfolio, enabling multinational organizations to place Verizon Ethernet services in a managed network environment containing just those services, or in combination with other network services for a complete end-to-end, global managed network solution.

The new capabilities allow the combination of MPLS and Ethernet services in a fully-managed, end-to-end solution. Supported flavors of Ethernet are Ethernet Private Line Service (EPL), Ethernet Virtual Private Line Service (EVPL) and Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS). To ensure network management for Ethernet WAN circuits, Verizon Business is using an IP SLA mechanism from Cisco to monitor performance of each connection.

"For the first time, our customers can combine the power of MPLS and Ethernet in a fully managed end-end-to-end global networking solution," said Anthony Recine, vice president of networking and communications solutions for Verizon Business. "Together our Private IP and Ethernet services deliver an ideal business communications platform to handle big-bandwidth applications in a similar fashion, no matter where they are located around the world."http://www.verizon.com