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Press Release -- May 6th, 2014
Source: Verizon
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TE Connectivity’s IT Transformation Powered by the Cloud

When TE Connectivity, a world leader in connectivity solutions, was looking to improve its IT service delivery model to remove geographic boundaries, enable continuous business operations around the clock and build a stronger foundation for future growth, it turned to Verizon Terremark for a colocation and data center solution that would allow greater agility and flexibility for integrating globally dispersed IT resources with customer business communities.

TE Connectivity operates globally and designs and manufactures the connections that enable the Internet of Things. The company serves a broad range of industries such as Automotive, Consumer Devices, Telecommunications, Industrial, Appliances and Energy. Forces including business globalization and IT consumerization were challenging TE Connectivity's existing IT infrastructure, and served as the catalyst for the company's IT transformation initiative that it embarked on to remain competitive and accommodate future growth opportunities.

"We needed a flexible and efficient global IT solution from a trusted partner that would allow us to integrate the many applications that our partners and customers depend on, in addition to a strong business continuity plan for protecting our business and clients," said Bill Wert, Director, Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS), TE Connectivity. "Virtualizing our operations through Verizon's state-of-the-art cloud and colocation data centers located in strategic business hubs around the world will allow us to offload day-to-day operational infrastructure maintenance to their dedicated support teams so that our in-house IT experts can focus on strategic service delivery for our customers."

Leveraging Verizon Private IP, the company's global MPLS-based IP network, and Verizon Terremark Colocation services and data centers will provide TE Connectivity with an on-ramp to Cloud and other Managed Hosted services.

"TE Connectivity serves a critical role in the global economy for many key industries and needed a foundational IT infrastructure that would streamline business operations, while positioning the company for future growth," said, John Edmunds, managing director of Cloud Solutions with Verizon Terremark. "Moving to the cloud will allow TE Connectivity to become more agile when moving product and inventory through their complex supply chain, and will help to consolidate communications with their many suppliers, distributors and clients."

Edmunds added that, "colocating equipment and resources in data centers and sharing resources with other organizations makes good economic sense and is more critical than ever in today's economy."

For more information on Verizon's Cloud and Colocation solutions, visit Verizon Terremark.

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