Verizon broadens Terremark's cloud service reach

Terremark, Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) cloud and data center services unit, has expanded the capabilities of its cloud services in its Dallas and London data centers.

The service provider said the new service drive is designed to meet the ongoing demand from its business customers to get access to cloud-based services in the geographies where they reside.

Specifically, Terremark is now offering its federal-grade security controls, which were previously only available through its Enterprise Cloud Federal Edition, to all its commercial customers.

Customers can take advantage of various advanced security technologies such as role-based access controls and certificate-based multi-factor authentication. As a result they will be able to leverage enterprise-class authentication and access control through the use of their certificates and tokens to manage cloud resources.

The company already operates Enterprise Cloud data centers in Amsterdam and in the Netherlands, and the new U.K. center will provide another option for disaster recovery.

Another key point of the cloud enhancement is that enterprises will be able to address the need for hybrid cloud environments with the addition of instance-based compute and storage.

Verizon said that means private companies and government agencies will able to have "greater flexibility and control over migration to and from cloud environments and traditional computing environments without modifying workloads and applications."

Expanding Terremark's reach and capabilities comes at a time when the company is seeing ongoing growth in cloud and data center services.

Verizon won't release its earnings until Jan. 22, but like its counterparts AT&T (NYSE: T) and CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL), the telco reported cloud services were a major revenue driver in its business unit in Q3 2012. Despite the fact that global business revenues declined 3.6 percent year-over-year to $3.8 billion in Q3 2012, cloud and Ethernet services rose 4.4 percent over Q3 2011.

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