Verizon recently announced the launch of its Secure Cloud Interconnect service (SCI) for enterprises.
The company is offering SCI with Verizon cloud in three locations (Denver, Northern Virginia and Santa Clara, Calif.), with sites in Europe (London, Amsterdam) from May. Additional sites will be added for Europe and the Asia-Pacific region by year’s end.
Verizon said organizations will be able to use Verizon’s Private IP service to connect to multiple cloud services including the Verizon cloud and Microsoft Azure, with an additional half-dozen other major cloud services expected to come online later this year.
In addition, enterprises that have located their private cloud infrastructure in Equinix data centers can access Verizon’s Private IP service in 15 Equinix data centers in the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific: Northern Virginia., Newark, N.J., Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Silicon Valley; London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Paris; Sydney, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore.
Verizon’s Secure Cloud Interconnect service will offer new features including dynamic bandwidth allocation with fully redundant connections, application performance throughput and quality of service, usage-based billing, and simple provisioning and management via a centralized portal.
Yousef Khalidi, distinguished engineer, Microsoft Azure for Microsoft, said: “With many Fortune 500 companies already using Microsoft Azure, we look forward to extending our cloud services to Verizon’s extensive network of clients through its security-enabled enterprise platform.”
With SCI, enterprises gain full visibility into which applications are being consumed, by whom, and where and how they are performing.
In addition, for added protection, clients can also add managed security services on top of their solutions.
Verizon is deploying Private IP edge routers into third-party clouds to enable pre-integration of networking and data center interfaces. After an enterprise selects its cloud partners, location and service information, Verizon will automatically provision the connection in minutes or hours.