Verizon Business joins virtualization parade

Virtualization of data centers and other network resources, with moves by companies such as Cisco Systems, VMware, Nortel Networks, Juniper Networks and others, are dominating the headlines. Amid these moves, service providers showed interest in staking their claim on the market, and with Verizon Business' new virtualization professional services offering, perhaps we are seeing that interest bear fruit.

Verizon Business is now able to pitch itself as a VMware Authorized Consultant, giving it a connection to the virtualization pioneer and a strong position from which to convince companies to adopt the technology in their data centers. The telco, using VMware software, can help corporations assess which of their many applications could be consolidated on a single server, and which of their many servers are most-underused, and in turn can help them plan their virtualization strategy.

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