Verizon expands cloud in Hong Kong, Melbourne and Singapore

Verizon Enterprise Solutions today said it has expanded its cloud offering in Hong Kong, Melbourne and Singapore.

Verizon will target multinational companies in the region.

Improvements in memory, storage and network uptime, enhanced flexibility and control are some of the features of enhancements.

As per the new features announced today, Verizon Cloud customers can request a specific amount of computing, memory and storage capacity, in addition to the existing preset virtual machine configurations.

This apart, enterprise customers also can benefit from Verizon Secure Cloud Interconnect, which enables secure connections to six leading cloud service providers such as Microsoft, Salesforce, Amazon, Google, HP and Verizon.

Verizon Cloud Marketplace provides a one-stop shop for software-based cloud resources that are certified to operate in Verizon’s cloud environments.

Francis Yip, regional vice president at Verizon Asia-Pacific, said: “We continue to invest in our capabilities in the region to support consistent and predictable performance for mission-critical applications, as cloud deployments continue to grow in scale and scope.”


65 percent of enterprises are already using cloud computing, and 71 percent of enterprises expect to be using cloud for external-facing production applications by 2017, said Verizon State of the Market: Enterprise Cloud 2014 Report.

Australian-based Panviva is a provider of cloud-based Business Process Guidance software solutions. Over 200,000 users including banks, contact centers and healthcare companies  in 37 countries use its SaaS solution, SupportPoint.

“Our conversation with Verizon has evolved from which applications and workloads to deploy to the cloud, to how we can use the cloud to boost innovation to better serve our valued SupportPoint customers,” said Ben Cordeiro, chief information officer of Panviva.

Verizon operates nearly 50 data centers including 13 top-tier network access point facilities. Verizon facilities in Asia-Pacific include data centers in Australia (Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra), Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan.

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