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Press Release -- July 23rd, 2014
Source: Verizon

Verizon Enterprise Solutions: 2Q 2014 Highlights

Verizon Enterprise Solutions provided innovative cloud, security, M2M (machine-to-machine), networking and other technology solutions for a variety of clients around the globe in the second-quarter of 2014. Highlights include:


  • 1-800-Flowers is working with Verizon Enterprise Solutions to virtualize its IT environment and improve their IT cost structure. 1-800-Flowers is moving their web applications – the front end of their e-commerce business – into the cloud with Verizon. It chose to work with Verizon because the company’s cloud infrastructure was flexible and allowed 1-800-Flowers to embrace new technologies in improving their business operations.
  • One of Australia’s biggest banks, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, continues to engage Verizon’s professional services team for a range of consulting projects.
  • Verizon Enterprise Solutions helped Ferrellgas transition the company’s existing wired infrastructure with a Private IP wireless gateway that utilizes Verizon’s network. By enabling Ferrellgas’ gateway build and with the routers configured, local loop failures are no longer an issue. Remote sites can be now activated within 24 hours, instead of the 30 days or more needed for traditional Private IP installations. With these new efficiencies distributed across over 400 sites, Ferrellgas expects to save more than $1M over the next three years.
  • Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company, renewed an agreement with Verizon Enterprise Solutions for end-to-end management of its global network infrastructure which includes support for data and voice applications. Johnson Controls uses Verizon to connect its 170,000 employees in over 150 countries with their clients, partners and suppliers.
  • KG Inicis, a leading payment gateway provider in South Korea, selected Verizon’s professional services team to further strengthen its security capabilities. With more than 80,000 merchants, KG Inicis is one the largest payment service providers in the Asia-Pacific region. Its merchant customers can continue to conduct online transactions with the confidence of added security and compliance.
  • Northgate Information Solutions provides technology solutions and services for HR & Payroll management through its NGA Human Resources division, while Northgate Public Services provides integrated solutions and services to public sector organizations. As the company’s global communications provider, Verizon is providing a single managed communications network for the group, reinforced with a variety of other services including security, Internet, conferencing and Ethernet access. The Verizon solutions underpin Northgate companies’ ability to provide the right technology outcomes for its clients around the globe.
  • State and local government agencies across Colorado, including school districts, colleges and universities and public safety agencies, now have access to Verizon Enterprise Solutions’ leading portfolio of cloud computing and data center services through Colorado’s Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA), a self-funded government organization that serves as the state’s comprehensive delivery channel for e-government services.


Cloud and Data Centers

  • Verizon is addressing the growing need for organizations to connect more than one cloud seamlessly and securely with its Secure Cloud Interconnect service. Enterprise organizations can use Verizon’s Private IP service to connect to multiple cloud services including the Verizon cloud and Microsoft Azure, with an additional half-dozen other major cloud services expected to come online later this year.
  • Amplidata’s Himalaya storage architecture now provides Verizon Cloud Storage with distributed object management and global file accessibility, as well as a new framework for massively scalable storage, designed from the ground up to address demanding cloud applications and provide service-level flexibility for businesses looking to optimize their cloud resources.
  • Verizon and Unisys are offering Verizon enterprise-class cloud computing solutions through Unisys’ Public Cloud Hosting contract with the Western States Contracting Alliance-National Association of State Procurement Officers (WSCA-NASPO) cooperative purchasing organization, providing cooperative purchasing contracts for use by all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories to help spur innovation and competition in the marketplace.
  • Five Verizon data centers that provide enterprise-class colocation services have been converted to carrier-neutral facilities, providing clients with greater choice and flexibility, including locations in Boston, Denver, Elmsford, N.Y., Manassas, Va., and Seattle.


  • To help businesses mitigate the security risk caused by lost or stolen credentials, Verizon’s Smart Credential offers a single trusted identity that connects the online and physical environments.
  • Verizon published its 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report, which found that 92 percent of the 100,000 security incidents analyzed over the past ten years can be traced to nine basic attack patterns that vary from industry to industry.


Global Network


  • Verizon launched Verizon Virtual Visits, which provides an easy, convenient and cost-effective way for patients to be seen remotely by a clinician for a cold, flu, sore throat or other simple, acute condition via video on their smartphone, tablet or computer. The new solution is built to provide an enterprise-class platform for health systems, health plans and employers to meet the needs of their specific patient or member population base, helping to reduce visits to the emergency room for non-urgent care.
  • Verizon extended its healthcare focus to include the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries, unveiling two new industry-specific solutions designed to help companies keep up with increasing regulatory requirements for this sector.
  • To help enable the healthcare industry to meet the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements for safeguarding electronic protected health information (ePHI), Verizon expanded its Healthcare Enabled Services to five additional data centers and is offering a broader range of cloud and data center infrastructure services.

Awards and Appointments

  • John Stratton, Verizon executive vice president and president of the company’s wireline organization, named Christopher Formant as president of Verizon Enterprise Solutions.
  • Christopher Formant, president of Verizon Enterprise Solutions, promoted Francis Yip to group vice president of Verizon Asia Pacific.

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