WASHINGTON – Verizon on March 16 announced that it is expanding its cloud service offerings in Hong Kong, Singapore and Melbourne, three of the largest cities in Asia and hubs of international commerce and finance. Company officials said the new cloud services will facilitate enterprise growth through improvements in memory, storage and network uptime, along with better network flexibility and control.
SINGAPORE, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Verizon Enterprise Solutions’ customers will now have access to a suite of new and significantly enhanced cloud services as Verizon expands its cloud offering in Hong Kong, Melbourne and Singapore. The new services are designed to meet the demand for secure, enterprise-grade cloud capabilities as opportunities for multinational companies in the region grow.
NEW YORK – Verizon has deployed 100G technology on its network in Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong, connecting these three locations and further extending 100G technology on the Verizon global network. This deployment, which used the Fujitsu Flashwave 9500 ROADM and Ciena 5430 Reconfigurable Switching System, added approximately 11,681 terrestrial and submarine miles (18,800 kilometers) to the company’s extensive 100G network. These additional miles add to the more than 32,000 100G miles already deployed on Verizon’s U.S. network and 8,500 100G miles on its European network.
Verizon enterprise cloud has been scheduled for a maintenance outage later this week which could result in the supplier being offline for up to 48 hours. The planned outage, which is planned to commence on Saturday at 5pm ADST (1AM US EST), will provide the company the opportunity to undertake a major platform upgrade. One US-based Verizon customer who contacted support for further advice was told that the outage would affect all cloud instances and that no VMs would be accessible during the maintenance window.
Verizon Enterprise Solutions, the cloud computing and enterprise IT-focused division of American operator Verizon has appointed Francis Yip to group vice president of Verizon Asia Pacific, where he will lead all of the business’ strategic initiatives. He will be responsible for delivering strategic cloud, security, mobility, network and connected machines solutions to Verizon’s multinational enterprise clients across the region