Verizon (NYSE: VZ) and VMTurbo, an application control system for software-defined data centers, are now offering enterprise customers Intelligent Cloud Control, a service the pair said will help enterprise customers migrate workloads to the a public cloud service based on their unique performance and resource requirements.
A key point of this new joint offering is automation.
One of the drawbacks of traditional cloud brokerage solutions is that they manually recommend workload placement into public cloud service providers (CSPs). Intelligent Cloud Control enables Verizon customers to take advantage of software to drive real-time, automatable, price, performance and compliance-based placements. Additionally, it allows sizing and configuration decisions to deploy and migrate workloads to and among CSPs.
Intelligent Cloud Control will enable users to achieve three main benefits: control public cloud workloads through a single Verizon interface; budget and control public cloud spend to help avoid billing surprises; and assure the performance and compliance of workloads beyond CSP-specific cloud monitoring.
Set to launch in the first quarter of 2016, the service will initially include connections to Amazon Web Services, IBM SoftLayer and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Azure. It also provides the perfect complement to Verizon's Secure Cloud Interconnect service.
Providing enhanced features for its cloud services set makes sense, particularly as Verizon tries to revamp struggling revenues in the overall business services unit. During the second quarter, Verizon reported that Global Enterprise revenues declined 4.9 percent to $3.21 billion.
At the same time, it has been expanding its cloud and data center footprint in the U.S. with a recent expansion of its facilities in Culpeper, Va., as well as expanding its cloud footprint in Asia-Pacific, for example.
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