Verizon aims to support 'digital transformation' of enterprises

Staff writer
03/08/2016
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Verizon Enterprise Solutions is launching Virtual Network Services that will enable enterprises to transition to a virtual infrastructure model, providing greater agility and on-demand resources.

The company said the solution, available immediately around the globe, will be delivered as-a-service fundamentally transforming the network into software-based solutions running on open platforms—a significant departure from how network services are provisioned and consumed today. Driving this change is digitization of business, IP communications, Internet video, and mobile to cloud.

Verizon’s Virtual Network Services will enable clients to essentially operate a “living” network that can be changed quickly to address the number of company locations and users, bandwidth required by application, and application use by employee to enable a secure, high performance and efficient network.

Shawn Hakl, VP of networking and innovation at Verizon, said “The way in which network services are delivered is going through an unprecedented shift—the biggest we’ve seen since the broad adoption of MPLS.”

“Today the network is transitioning to a virtualized model using similar technology that drove the disruption in the data center market. With our new solution set, enterprises will be able to balance agility, performance, cost and security necessitated by the growth of mobile-to-cloud applications and the Internet of Things,” the executive said.

Verizon will offer three models to clients for deploying virtualized services including: premises-based universal customer premises equipment (CPE), cloud-based virtual CPE services (available Fall 2016) and hybrid services where clients can mix premises-based and cloud-based deployment models to meet their individual business and technical requirements.

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