July 27, 2010 by USA Post
Network Solutions, Verizon Business in the second quarter continued to roll out high-performance solutions that enable global multinational corporations, medium companies and governments to take advantage of cloud-based delivery of key IT resources and applications. These include new information based on the cloud, data storage, security, enterprise mobility and unified communications features, as well as key industry-specific IT and consulting services.
The company continued to invest aggressively in the network and technology infrastructure to offer cloud solutions to their global customer base, including the opening of a second data center in Hong Kong and significantly expanding the capacity of its data centers.
Customers responded to these moves, the company of major trading firm in all segments during the quarter. Multinational companies, including CA technologies, First Data Corporation, Hewitt Associates LLC and Rent-A-Center concluded new agreements to expand its relationship with Verizon Business for a wide range of advanced communications and information technology. In addition, Verizon has entered into new agreements with several government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
“There are a lot of hype around” cloud “, but in essence is to create a new delivery model – which is having a profound impact on the industry,” said Kerry Bailey, Verizon Business senior vice president of corporate strategy and general director of marketing. “Our unique combination of network and data center solutions – all with built-in safety – it is truly enabling the cloud of the company and our customers are responding.”
New high-performance solutions support unit Cloud
Verizon Business delivers new capabilities to support the convergence of IP and IT during the quarter, including:
A new global offer based on the cloud storage Cloud Verizon and a complementary set of data retention of IT consulting services that provides a flexible solution for managing and retrieving data through the Internet on a pay-as-you -go.
A new cloud-based on-demand service identity and access management technology driven Novell ® that will make easy and profitable for customers of the company to outsource the infrastructure and expertise necessary to secure and extend manage user access to resources based on the cloud, while maintaining control over the policies and governance.
Delivery of Cisco unified communications and collaboration applications in the cloud “as a service.” The company is conducting field trials with the new Cisco Hosted collaboration solution, enabling participants to see how unified communications based on the cloud and collaboration capabilities can be quickly and profitably used by many employees in a company.
A new cloud-based managed security-as-a-service portfolio that provides businesses the ability to quickly and easily add robust security services and avoid purchasing expensive equipment. The service allows customers to quickly and easily secure new sites with the latest security technology through a centralized management console allows real-time provisioning and management.
An innovative, the cloud-based enterprise mobility as a service offering that allows workers to progress quickly and securely access their corporate networks, while making it easier for IT administrators to manage a force of Global mobile work. The new offering uses advanced software and an intuitive user interface for notebooks and netbooks used to detect and connect to the network to better service at a particular time and place.
Improvements in Verizon-demand, global solution in the cloud computing – computing as a service Verizon – which gives customers greater control and flexibility over their IT environments. New features include: cloning of servers, support for SUSE Linux operating system, and expanded options and network rationalization.
Harnessing the power of advanced technology and expertise
Besides the cloud of services, Verizon Business has continued to introduce improvements in technology and professional consulting services to help enterprise customers tailored solutions to meet their specific business objectives. These include:
New IT Services Security Consulting – Physical Security Services Verizon – which proactively integrate physical security with information security and compliance programs. The new offering combines a physical security assessment and penetration testing, training on safety and an assessment of logical security technologies such as smart cards and biometric readers to evaluate and strengthen the position of a global security organization.
New area-wide management capabilities of network performance with Riverbed Technology offers companies around the world to share videos more effectively, Web and other key business applications across multiple locations and new professional consulting services that help enterprise application acceleration solutions tailored to help boost your business performance.
A set of consulting services designed to help enterprise customers worldwide and plan of implementation of effective strategies for the construction, consolidation and outsourcing of data centers.
The new IP capabilities to support the adoption of unified communications and collaboration, including: IP audio conferencing for conducting instant meetings; VoIP IP Routing Management (Viper), which removes per-minute charges for calls when calls are made between the VIPER clients, and centralized multi-site designs for customers of Verizon Hosted IP Centrex in Europe added to calls through a central hub location connected to Verizon’s expansive global IP network.
A new Global Fixed Mobile Convergence service that can significantly reduce roaming charges for mobile European workers who make and receive calls outside their local service area. The service also offers a universal telephone number with “find me / follow me” capabilities to immediately reach employees on a fixed or mobile phone.
A new comprehensive security assessment and certification program for mid-sized companies. Verizon Security Management Program proactively protects organizations against security threats by leveraging a set of best practices for evaluating the position of a security company. It recommends ways to improve safety cost-effectively and facilitates compliance with industry regulations.
Expanded focus on vertical industries
Verizon continued to focus increasingly on key vertical markets during the quarter, including the deployment of new capabilities that include:
Network Expansion Verizon Financial Services – dedicated infrastructure company trading-business – customers in Europe. VFSN is a scalable, secure and low latency that is designed to facilitate investment and exchange of information in global capital markets.
A set of data discovery, identification and classification of security consulting services designed to help healthcare providers securely sharing electronic patient information. DDISC discovers, identifies and classifies the personal health information – as noted by the doctor, x-rays, and insurance information and payment – to determine if you are being treated properly, safely and shared electronically.
Leadership Network and Global Expansion
Verizon Business continues to invest in its global network leader, who is based network computing platform integrated solutions essential to the company. the evolution of the network during the quarter were:
Adding a second data center in Hong Kong, which will increase the cloud of the company and data center services in the region and provide direct access to its worldwide network. The company also significantly expanded the capacity at its other global data centers.
Installation of 18 additional Private IP edge routers A total of 781 edge routers in 221 sites across 60 countries. This included six new cities – Winnipeg, Canada; Glasgow, Scotland, Krakow, Poland, Rome, Italy, San José, Costa Rica, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Private IP reaching 130 countries with the addition of Costa Rica.
Add four new converged packet switches Architecture in Tel Aviv, Israel; Rotterdam, Holland, Winnipeg, Canada, and San Jose, Costa Rica. This brings the total number of CPA changes to 146 from 129 sites in 35 countries.
Complete a field study carrying 100 Ethernet traffic from a gigabit per second in a metro Ethernet infrastructure. Using Alcatel-Lucent equipment deployed in the Ethernet switching network of Verizon Services, the successful test of data transmission through 12.7 km (7.9 miles) of fiber network field in the Dallas area company .
Verizon Business Industry Recognition
During the quarter, the overall capacity of Verizon Business has received over 15 awards and industry experts. These awards and citations include:
IDC named Verizon Business the leading provider of communications services for multinational corporations, citing the strength of the company’s solutions and security portfolio. In his “MarketScape IDC: Worldwide Telecommunications Services 2010 MNC Vendor Analysis, Doc # 222 429, March 2010,” IDC says that “Verizon’s leadership positioning results of numerous awards, such as a well developed service portfolio that includes a set of complementary offerings. Key among them are its capabilities in the area of security services, where the company really differentiates itself from its competitors. ”
IDC also recognized Verizon Business as a leader in the rapidly growing home-based telephony unified communications (UC) market. Verizon was one of seven suppliers for IDC’s new report examines MarketScape, “IDC MarketScape: United States-based telephony Hosted Unified Communications 2010 Vendor Analysis, Doc # 222 897, May 2010.”
Forrester Research Inc. found Verizon Business is a leading supplier in the global provision of managed security services. In a recent report (“Market Overview: Managed Security Services,” Forrester Research Inc., March 2010), describes 24 global managed security services (MSS), citing Verizon Business as a leader in the market “on customer satisfaction and innovation “with” a balanced set of supply is focused on customer needs augmented with an experienced, competent and good execution. ”
Forrester also recognized Verizon Business as a European leader in wide area network services market in a recent report (“The Forrester Wave ™: European WAN Services, Q2 2010, Forrester Research Inc., April 2010) .
Freeze & Sullivan for Fourth Consecutive Year, Verizon Business awarded the North Americananlyst firm Market Leadership Award for Hosted Contact Center Services (“Market share leadership, Hosted Contact Center”).
Frost & Sullivan awarded Verizon Business in 2010 North American Award for Market Penetration Leadership in managed security services, citing the company’s growth, product portfolio and product strategy.
Frost and Sullivan also recognized the Verizon Enterprise Center, the portal of online customer company for large and medium enterprises, with the 2010 North American Customer Service Leadership Award for Enterprise Self-Service Portals. In a research report (“Customer Service Leadership, Self-Service Enterprise Portals), theanlyst firm highlights the accessibility features of the VEC that make it ideal for a wide customer base.
RIS News and Gartner Inc. named Verizon Business a list of 10 providers of consulting for retailers, in a joint study (“20th annual RIS / Gartner Retail Technology Study).
Ovum Verizon gave the chief place in the list above Ovum stay in touch with providers of services of the center in a new research report (“decision matrix: selecting a hosted contact center service in the U.S.” ), citing the strength of the technology company and leader in the market.
SC Magazine named Verizon Business as a provider of Managed Security Services of the Year, recognizing the company’s leadership and innovation in the security market. The award cited Verizon Business’ high levels of customer service, range of managed security solutions and industry leadership.
Billing & OSS World Magazine awarded Verizon Business with the Best Business Process Automation Excellence Award for innovative customer portal self-service company and billing practices. Verizon Business received the award from the capabilities of self-service technology demonstrated by the Verizon Enterprise Center client.
Juniper Networks named Verizon Business as 2009 Partner of Juniper’s best year for the Americas, recognizing the company’s continued success in providing advanced IT solutions based on platforms from Juniper high-performance technology and the commitment of the company’s customer service excellence and revenue growth.
Cisco recognizes the close collaboration of Verizon Business and enduring success as a Cisco channel partner with two major awards for services sold in the U.S. and Canada – the Cisco 2009 Service Provider Partner of the Year in 2009 and the Cisco Managed Service Provider Partner of the Year.
SAP AG certified company demand computing cloud-based services as a platform for delivering business applications to SAP ®. Verizon Business is the first vendor to receive SAP global certification of its cloud services.
Verizon Business also successfully completed the SAS 70 Type II years exams global data centers, which support the placement of the company, managed hosting and application management. The firm has successfully completed the first annual SAS 70 Type II examination of the controls CaaS data centers.
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