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Verizon Terremark Improves Its Enterprise Cloud

By Craig Galbraith
January 15, 2013 - News

Verizon Terremark has enhanced its enterprise cloud service with increased availability, security and flexibility. Enterprise cloud-computing platforms are being expanded in two of the company's data centers (Dallas and London) as enterprises and governments demand immediate access and availability to cloud resources.

One of the changes is the extension of federal-grade security controls – previously available exclusively through the Enterprise Cloud Federal Edition – to all Verizon Terremark commercial customers. Enterprises can now use advanced security technologies, including role-based access controls and certificate-based multifactor authentication. They allow customers to bring enterprise-class authentication and access control through the use of the customers' certificates and tokens to manage cloud resources.

"The ability to provide rapid access to cloud environments with high level of security shows our leadership and commitment to the Infrastructure-as-a-Service market, not only domestically but on a global scale," said Chris Drumgoole, Verizon Terremark's senior vice president of global operations. "Through the enterprise-scale cloud ecosystem we have built, Verizon Terremark is in the best position to serve enterprises and governments and enable them to improve the lives of consumers and citizens through the use of the best technology available."

Responding to strong demand for hybrid clouds and to further simplify adoption, Verizon Terremark says it will extend the Enterprise Cloud service to include instance-based compute and storage. This feature allows customers to pay for their cloud services per virtual machine versus reserving resource capacity, as they continue to have complete awareness of usage through embedded CloudSwitch software technology. This standardized migration procedure removes adoption barriers by enabling private and public sector organizations to gain greater flexibility and control over migration to and from cloud environments and traditional computing environments without modifying workloads and applications, the company said.

Verizon and Terremark merged when the carrier bought the data-center operator in 2011 for $1.4 billion.

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