Enables enterprises to move their applications to the cloud
Verizon Business and VMware have unveiled a new enterprise-class hybrid cloud offering, to enable enterprises to move their applications to the cloud quickly without compromising security or performance.
The new offering supported by Verizon’s global IP network and the VMware vSphere virtualisation platform will help remove the barriers to cloud computing adoption, while enabling the delivery of ‘IT as a Service’.
The new offering also joins Verizon’s Computing as a Service (CaaS) portfolio of cloud computing services, the company said.
The CaaS enabled by VMware vCloud Datacenter allows enterprises to decide which applications to move to the cloud, enabling enterprises adopt to changing business conditions.
The hybrid cloud environment help enterprises leverage the scalability and cost effectiveness of the public cloud by paying only for IT resources consumed, while delivering the levels of security, performance and control available in private cloud environments.
The CaaS platform is built on VMware vCloud Datacenter, leveraging VMware’s cloud infrastructure technology including vSphere, the new vCloud Director and vShield security offerings.
This enhanced platform provides enterprises with consistent performance and auditable security and integrates key Verizon security features, including layer 2 isolation and LDAP integration with the addition of role-based access control, the company said.
The enhanced platform enterprises can take advantage of a compatible virtualised data centre management and security model that allows application portability across internal data centres and all VMware vCloud Datacenter services for transition to the cloud.
The company said that enterprise clients can opt to architect their hybrid cloud using its private MPLS-based network or its global IP network.