Data center provider Verizon Terremark announced this week it has added two new cloud data center locations in Dallas and London to expand its enterprise cloud services.
These additional data centers will help to improve the company’s enterprise cloud service with increased availability, security and flexibility.
At the time of the purchase, both Verizon and Terremark had significant data center footprints. Once the acquisition closed, Verizon appointed Terremark management to oversee most of its data centers.
Verizon Terremark will expand its enterprise cloud computing platforms in both the Dallas and London data centers with a growing number of enterprises and governments demanding immediate access and availability to cloud services.
The recent extension of federal-grade security controls that was previously only available through Verizon Terremark’s Enterprise Cloud Federal Edition is now open to all of the company’s commercial customers.
Enterprises can now access advanced security technologies, enabling them to offer enterprise-class authentication and access control through the use of customers’ certificates and tokens to manage cloud services.
“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.”
Additionally, Verizon Terremark will respond to customer demand for hybrid clouds by extending its Enterprise Cloud service to include instance-based compute and storage.
As a result, customers will now be able to pay for their cloud services on a per virtual machine basis instead of reserving resource capacity.
This makes it easier for private and public enterprises to migrate to and from cloud environments and traditional computing environments without modifying workloads and applications, said Verizon Terremark.
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