Verizon Enterprise expands cloud footprint in Asia-Pacific

Verizon Enterprise Solutions  (NYSE: VZ) is doubling the size of its cloud 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, the company offers connections at 12 locations from five cloud providers.  Previously, it offered access to Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) 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 that in the Asia-Pacific region it now offers Secure Cloud interconnect service to six cloud providers including Amazon Web Services, Google, HP, Microsoft Azure Express Route, Salesforce and Verizon.   

Verizon's Secure Cloud Interconnect is a software-defined networking tool that provides a secure, private Internet connection with usage-based broadband, application performance, pre-provisioned resources and usage-based billing models.  

Verizon has been rapidly expanding its Cloud Interconnect service. Last month the company announced that it added Microsoft ExpressRoute for Office 365, Skype for Business and Microsoft Azure Government Cloud to its Secure Cloud Interconnect service giving business customers another choice for cloud migration.

For more:
- see this Verizon blog post

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