Verizon Enterprise doubles cloud presence in APAC

Staff writer
SDN CLOUD

Verizon Enterprise Solutions is doubling the size of its footprint in the Asia-Pacific region by adding six locations and two new cloud providers, HP and Verizon Cloud, to the company’s Secure Cloud Interconnect service.

In-region, Verizon now offers connections at 12 locations from five cloud providers.

Previously the company offered access to Amazon (Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo) and Google (Hong Kong, Singapore) and Microsoft (Hong Kong) at six locations.

The new locations include HP in Singapore, Sydney and Sydney-Aurora; Microsoft Azure Express Route and Microsoft ExpressRoute for Office 365 in Sydney; and Verizon Cloud in Hong Kong and Melbourne.

In total, Verizon said in the Asia-Pacific region it now offers Secure Cloud interconnect service to five cloud providers including Amazon Web Services, Google, HP, Microsoft Azure Express Route and Verizon.

This gives its clients a seamless way to connect, manage and secure their multi-cloud environments, Verizon added.

Leveraging the underlying Software Defined Networking (SDN) architecture, Verizon’s Secure Cloud Interconnect is built on the company’s private IP network, providing a secure, private Internet connection with usage-based broadband, application performance, pre-provisioned resources and usage-based billing models.  

"Verizon's Secure Cloud Interconnect allows users to connect to applications simply, securely and reliably," said Shawn Hakl, vice president of enterprise networking and innovation for Verizon. “SCI customers will find our solution delivers an unbeatable combination of performance, security and efficiency to help enable their digital transformation while reducing the complexity often associated with cloud computing.”