New Consulting Services From Verizon Business Take the Guesswork Out of Data Center Planning and Deployment

Chief information officers building, consolidating or outsourcing data centers can now utilize a new suite of Verizon Business consulting services to help drive efficiency and performance.

Verizon Data Center Consulting Servicesare designed to help enterprise customers around the globe plan and implement effective data center strategies.  By thoroughly assessing an enterprise's data center needs and long-term business objectives, Verizon Business' consultants can help IT departments avoid the potential pitfalls associated with commonly overlooked requirements such as power for heating and cooling, adequate physical and logical security measures, business continuity planning, and the human and capital costs associated with ongoing management.

(Note - See related news release on new Verizon data center in Hong Kong.)

This new set of professional consulting services offers the flexibility to address any phase of an enterprise's data center project.  The portfolio consists of the following services: facility and infrastructure design; facility and infrastructure implementation; facility, infrastructure and application migration; and facility, infrastructure and application consolidation.

"Data centers and the applications they support are at the heart of enterprises around the globe" said Bart Vansevenant, director - enterprise solutions development, Verizon Business.  "Verizon has offered enterprise-class data center outsourcing and management services for nearly two decades.  The launch of Verizon Data Center Consulting Services is a logical extension of our capabilities and will help large-business and government clients better align their data center strategies to support business and sustainability objectives."

Enterprises are increasingly looking to drive data center efficiency and performance.  According to Info-Tech Research Group, 42 percent of IT leaders plan to build or upgrade a data center in 2010.  The research also indicates that establishing a clear project scope will help limit expensive changes during later project stages.¹

Verizon Business offers a comprehensive suite of professional consulting services designed to help enterprises make informed strategic IT-investment decisions. For more information, visit the Verizon Business IT consulting services website.

About Verizon Business
Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ), is a global leader in communications and IT solutions. We combine professional expertise with one of the world's most connected IP networks to deliver award-winning communications, IT, information security and network solutions.  We securely connect today's extended enterprises of widespread and mobile customers, partners, suppliers and employees - enabling them to increase productivity and efficiency and help preserve the environment.  Many of the world's largest businesses and governments - including 96 percent of the Fortune 1000 and thousands of government agencies and educational institutions - rely on our professional and managed services and network technologies to accelerate their business. Find out more at www.verizonbusiness.com.


¹ Info-Tech Research Group, “Build a Data Center,” February 24, 2010.