ict strategy enterprise cloud 300x142 Verizon Challenges Amazon With Verizon Cloud Storage and ComputeVerizon has finally made public in the New York Interop Show the details of its new business cloud service, the Verizon Cloud. The company fearlessly announced last October 3 that the new IaaS offering will be more performance user friendly over other cloud providers, which obviously everybody knows pertain to Amazon.

Verizon has re-engineered its existing data centers to come up with Verizon Cloud, a mass cloud service, which will provide three times of its current performance. This cloud solution is still in beta version, which will be used to launch Verizon Cloud Storage and Verizon Cloud Compute. The key feature of this new cloud product will be its performance versatility that allows users to determine file execution according to their needs and not what they are simply offered.

These new services are expected to compete head on with Amazon’s EC2 and S3 storage systems. Verizon Cloud in beta version will be released before the end of the fourth quarter of this year. Terremark Enterprise Cloud, which runs on HP Blade System, Cisco servers, and VMware virtualization, continues to work closely with Verizon in the development of the new cloud architecture.

“We want to enable people to do more in the cloud. We wanted to make this platform accessible. The chief marketing officer in some cases will acquire cloud servers with the swipe of a credit card, just to get work done,” Verizon Terremark’s cloud unit CTO, John Considine said.

Considine also added that Verizon will revolutionize the new cloud architecture as it releases the sleek server that is much like the size of an index card. The Verizon Cloud servers will contain 10u of networking, storage and server capacity. He said that each 10u box will contain 64 servers, 100 TB of storage and 4TB of RAM. Now, isn’t that exciting! A server that contains so much power housed in a sleek box that is so convenient for the cloud end-user.

Considine said, “When we think about the cloud space, we look at the generic cloud, where performance is what you get, and if your neighbor is doing stuff, you get impacted. Most of the time in the network and the storage spaces, you can’t get consistent performance. We’ve addressed all that fundamentally, so if you say, ‘Give me 100 megabits on this NIC,’ we will give you that performance on that network.”

This new proprietary intellectual property was developed using a high-bandwidth fabric infrastructure where allocation of performance can be distributed by element per cloud user. Considine also added that the company is aware of the compatibility issue that is why expansion of the cloud services is part of the immediate plans.

Out of the 50 data centers around the globe, seven Verizon data center providers will be used to run Verizon Cloud, which  include the one in Miami, Denver, Amsterdam, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Culpepper, Va., Santa Clara, California and London.

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