As more commerce takes place on the global Web, enterprise customers need to connect their mobile workforces, secure their data, manage network traffic, deliver services worldwide and innovate quickly. But they don’t necessarily want to become a network company to do it. The solution is to tap into computing capacity and other resources only when their businesses need them. Cloud computing is one way for businesses to become more flexible, achieve greater efficiencies and control costs.
Cloud computing puts business applications, data and storage capacity in the network where they can be accessed on-demand at any time, by anyone in the enterprise, anywhere around the world. Remote computers host and run applications such as e-mail, word processing and data analysis programs, while virtual servers provide additional data storage when needed. These Internet-based services allow companies to be more efficient by reducing their investments in network hardware, business software and employee training.
Verizon is already helping its customers realize the promise of cloud computing. Our “Computing as a Service” solution enables companies to employ only the resources they need, rather than incur the expense of building and managing their own networks. We also offer customers expert consulting services to help them make the transition to this new way of managing the global enterprise.
Cloud computing is transforming the way businesses operate, and the future holds even greater promise. Verizon will deliver a full range of converged IP communications and IT solutions tailored to key industries. This compelling cloud-based “everything-as-a-service” model will be backed by our leading managed and professional services. In this new era of computing, secure total solutions will be available on-demand, giving our business customers increased flexibility and efficiency. Verizon’s leadership will help drive growth in this evolving industry for years to come.