CoreSite is the latest provider to join Verizon Enterprise Solutions’ Secure Cloud Interconnect (SCI) service ecosystem that enables enterprises to rapidly scale and use multiple clouds and, in some cases, colocation services. SCI to CoreSite is backed by a high level of service and support and is available immediately at four of its U.S. data centers in Los Angeles, New York/New Jersey, Chicago, and Silicon Valley with a fifth site in Northern Virginia expected to come online next month.
With connections to six cloud providers (Amazon, Google, HP, Microsoft, Salesforce and Verizon) and now three data center providers (Equinix, Verizon and CoreSite), Verizon’s footprint is one of the largest of its kind. The company today offers this service in the U.S., Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America.
“With Verizon’s SCI solution, our customers can tap directly into the leading enterprise-class cloud networking service to meet their performance and reliability objectives,” said Ben Green, VP of Network and Mobility for CoreSite. “The cloud offers a huge opportunity for organizations on so many levels especially with the ease of control offered by Verizon’s solution.”
A Truly Integrated Experience
Enterprises using cloud, hybrid cloud and colocations solutions from CoreSite will be able to tap into Verizon’s world-class networking solution that features dynamic bandwidth allocation, strong security (encryption), application performance throughput and quality of service options. Rapid, on-demand provisioning reduces deployment time and maintenance requirements for Verizon SCI customers.
SCI customers are able to securely access their mission-critical applications in the cloud via either their mobile devices (running on Verizon’s U.S. 4G LTE network) or from their office laptops (connected to Verizon’s global Private IP network). This distinction enables enterprises to offer users a truly integrated experience — no matter what device they use or where they use it — to access information, content and applications.
Transition to Cloud Infrastructure
“Verizon SCI now connects to CoreSite which gives our customers more choices when architecting their cloud and colocation solutions,” said Shawn Hakl, vice president of enterprise networking and innovation for Verizon. “CoreSite is a good fit for Verizon as they offer the security, expertise and right mix of customer locations that will enhance our customers’ experience.”
According to Verizon’s State of the Market: Enterprise Cloud 2014 report, 65 percent of enterprises are now using cloud technology and are increasingly moving more complex and mission-critical workloads to this environment.
The report also found that enterprises will continue to use a mixture of providers, partly to benefit from the “best-of-breed” values that different providers offer, and partly to avoid “putting all their eggs in one basket.” Cloud providers must recognize that for most enterprises they’re just one part of an interconnected and federated ecosystem of providers.
Verizon Private IP: A Secure Cloud Backbone
SCI is built on Verizon’s world-class Private IP network that offers any-to-any connectivity of IP via MPLS, while providing the security and reliability associated with private wide-area networking solutions. Using Verizon’s Mobile Private Networking service, SCI is further extended to users of its 4G LTE service.
Available in more than 170 markets around the globe, Private IP delivers scalability, varying classes of service, expansive reach and exceptional service, including stringent service level agreements for latency and packet-loss.
In addition, SCI clients can add Verizon Managed Security Services including firewall, anti-virus, anti-spam, image and content control.
Read "Verizon Secure Cloud Interconnect Service Now Available in Five CoreSite Data Centers" to learn more about the CoreSite/Verizon announcement.