Verizon expands global data reach to meet customer cloud computing needs

Verizon Business (NYSE: VZ) wants to keep up with the growing demand for cloud services so it has put a plan in place to expanding its Computing as a Service (CaaS) service suite in various global sites.

Over the next year, Verizon Business will expand its CaaS service suite into data centers in San Jose, Calif., London, and Canberra, Australia in addition to lighting up CaaS data centers for the U.S. government in Miami and Culpeper, Va. in Q1 2011. This network expansion is part of what Verizon says is a $16.8 to $17.2 billion planned spend in 2010 for "building, operating and integrating its advanced, reliable and high-performance networking and computing platforms."

To achieve its "everything-as-a-service" (EaaS) vision to global enterprises, Verizon will add more than 5,500 new server cabinets for enterprise customers in premium data centers in Paris, Dublin, London, Frankfurt, Belgium, Canberra, Hong Kong and throughout the U.S. When completed, Verizon Business will deliver private clouds via over 200 data centers connected to Verizon's MPLS network, Private IP.

Among Verizon Business early cloud computing adopter customers are companies such as Modevity, Celstream, iSOFT and GWR Medical and Intelenet.

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