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Verizon’s Intelligent Cloud Control to Connect With AWS, SoftLayer, Azure

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Verizon Enterprise Solutions has a new service designed to help customers migrate workloads to public cloud services based on an enterprise’s performance and resource requirements.

Verizon's Victoria LonkerA joint effort with VMTurbo, Verizon Intelligent Cloud Control enables the carrier’s customers to take advantage of software to drive real-time, automatable, price, performance and compliance-based placements, according to the company. It also allows sizing and configuration decisions to deploy and migrate workloads to and among cloud service providers (CSPs).

Victoria Lonker, Verizon’s director of enterprise networking, tells Channel Partners that the service “opens up the opportunity for partners to have even more impactful discussions with customers about how they use the cloud to run their businesses.”

“This understanding deepens the relationship of the Verizon partner as a valued business partner to the customer, who can acquaint the customer with … options to optimize their cloud experience,” she said. “Partners conversant in both networking and cloud technologies stand to win the most here. No longer do customers wish to talk to the ‘network guy’ and the ‘cloud lady.’ They want and need an IT solutions professional who can help them navigate this converging world.”

Verizon’s partners will have the opportunity to resell Intelligent Cloud Control in 2016. Initially the service will include connections to Amazon Web Services, IBM SoftLayer and Microsoft Azure.

Intelligent Cloud Control users will be able to: control public cloud workloads through a single Verizon interface; budget and control public cloud spending to help avoid billing surprises; and help assure the performance and compliance of workloads beyond CSP-specific cloud monitoring.

“Building our joint vision of Intelligent Cloud Control with Verizon has enabled us to take VMTurbo’s core capabilities to its logical extreme – enabling automatable, real-time decisions on where to provision workloads between competing cloud providers to ensure a high-quality, low-cost service,” said Endre Sara, VMTurbo’s vice president of advanced solutions. “Intelligent Cloud Control is different from cloud broker or manager programs on the market today in that it factors in application performance in real-time along with CSP price to determine the best cloud resources for every workload.”


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