Clients can now seamlessly connect to AWS through Verizon Secure Cloud Interconnect
by Janet Brumfield
Verizon Enterprise Solutions, today, announced the addition of Amazon Web Services (AWS) to its growing list of cloud services accessible via its Secure Cloud Interconnect (SCI) service, enabling clients to easily manage a multi-cloud environment that allows for dynamic bandwidth allocation, application performance throughput, quality of service and usage-based billing.
With SCI, Verizon is removing many of the barriers that often affect enterprise cloud adoption, including scalability, control and flexibility.
"As more organizations look to hybrid computing, SCI offers enterprises a very viable option," said Thierry Sender, director, technology, Verizon. "The service offers enterprises the right blend of security, private connectivity, performance, simplicity and efficiency while enabling a wide range of applications and use cases for organizations. With SCI, we help enterprises truly take advantage of the cloud."
According to a recent study by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services and sponsored by Verizon, companies moving aggressively to adopt cloud computing are winning competitive advantage by reducing complexity and increasing business agility. The study found that the real benefit comes not from lowering costs but from being able to capitalize on new opportunities more quickly than competitors. In addition, companies found benefits to be many, including rolling out new business initiatives more quickly and better connecting employees and information.
SCI with AWS Direct Connect
SCI uses AWS Direct Connect to enable pre-integration of networking and data center interfaces to create a secure, high-performance environment.
With Verizon's SCI service and AWS Direct Connect, enterprises can register and select the AWS region location and service information to automatically provision high-speed, dedicated connections in minutes or hours, versus days or weeks using a more traditional model.
SCI with AWS Direct Connect is available immediately in Northern Virginia and Silicon Valley. London and three Asia-Pacific locations (Sydney, Singapore, Tokyo) are planned for late October.
Verizon Private IP Provides Secure, High-Performance Environment for Cloud Computing
SCI is built on Verizon's world-class Private IP network that offers any-to-any connectivity of IP, while providing the security and reliability associated with private wide area networking solutions. Available in more than 170 markets around the globe, Private IP delivers scalability, varying classes of service, expansive reach and exceptional service including stringent service level agreements for latency and packet-loss.
Check out Top 5 Reasons to Move to a Multi-Cloud Environment, to learn more about Interconnect Cloud Services.