Verizon Enterprise Solutions has upgraded Verizon Cloud, the company’s cloud infrastructure and storage platform, adding seamless upgrade functionality as well as other customer-facing updates. This system maintenance was completed at 5 pm ET on January 11 and the new features take effect immediately for all Verizon Cloud customers.
The seamless upgrade functionality allows Verizon to conduct major system upgrades without interrupting service or limiting infrastructure capacity. Traditionally, updates have been made via rolling maintenance and other methods. Many cloud vendors require customers to set up virtual machines in multiple zones or upgrade domains, which can increase the cost and complexity. Additionally, those customers must reboot their virtual machines after maintenance has occurred.
Verizon eliminates these requirements, since virtually all maintenance and upgrades to Verizon Cloud will now happen in the background with no impact to customers.
“We see Verizon continue to invest in Verizon Cloud,” said William Fellows, co-founder and research vice president, 451 Research. “Infrastructure improvements that have a positive impact on availability and the customer experience position Verizon Cloud well for continued market adoption.”
Additionally, Verizon updated the user interface for the recently launched Verizon Cloud Marketplace and added administrative tools making it easier to quickly review the virtual machines, disks and other resources being used for a particular project.
For more information on Verizon Cloud, visit cloud.verizon.com.