06.13.2013|Business Tech

Verizon Extends Private IP Service to Equinix Data Centers

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NEW YORK - Verizon and Equinix announced on Thursday (June 13) that Verizon's Private IP service will be available in Equinix's International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers located in major markets around the world. As a result, enterprise customers will gain greater access to global communications solutions that are scalable, secure, reliable and high performing. These solutions are necessary because the rapid growth of cloud computing and software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications drive demand for data center services.

"Verizon and Equinix are market leaders, and the new alliance we have formed will provide customers of both companies the foundation to transform their businesses," said John Stratton, president, Verizon Enterprise Solutions. "Whether it is e-commerce applications, big data, media and entertainment or cloud computing, enterprises need to quickly and securely access and move information from various points around the world."

Verizon's Private IP solution -- which is offered in 147 countries and territories across six continents, via Verizon's resilient Private IP network -- is a market leader in both network quality and performance. The Private IP network is standards based and provides end-to-end quality of service.

Verizon also offers reporting and monitoring tools and portals with its Private IP solution, which has the ability to dynamically manage and scale the network to meet the most demanding end-user needs.

In another significant development, Verizon recently announced enablement of 100GE access for its Private IP network, giving global enterprise customers faster speeds and the bandwidth necessary to adopt new technologies.

"By leveraging Verizon's Private IP Service and Equinix data center and interconnection services, customers can count on high levels of security, reliability and performance as they grow their businesses and expand into new markets," said Equinix CEO and President Steve Smith. "This will also enable customers to use Verizon's network to reach more than 300 cloud service providers inside Equinix data centers."

By offering greater access to Verizon's Private IP platform and solutions and the Equinix data center services, both companies are striving to provide a superior customer experience for their end users. Fully integrated solutions will be available by the end of 2013.

Verizon Enterprise Solutions provides intelligent networks, cloud, mobility, managed security and machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions to the world's most successful companies. With industry-specific solutions and a full range of global wholesale offerings, Verizon Enterprise Solutions helps open new opportunities around the world for innovation, investment and business transformation. Visit verizonenterprise.com or the Verizon Enterprise Solutions News Room to learn more.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with nearly 99 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500. A Dow 30 company with nearly $116 billion in 2012 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 181,900. For more information, visit about.verizon.com.


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