Verizon Enterprise Solution’s Secure Cloud Interconnect service will now offer Microsoft ExpressRoute for Office 365 and Microsoft Azure Government Cloud as announced at Microsoft Corp.’s online conference AzureCon on Tuesday (Sept. 29).
Verizon’s private networking option provides additional benefits and control to Azure and Office 365 customers, including consumption-based bandwidth; pre-provisioned, on-demand resources; controlled application performance and varying classes of service. “Verizon’s Secure Cloud Interconnect is fast becoming the premier choice for enterprises that are shifting workloads into the cloud,” said Shawn Hakl, vice president of enterprise networking and innovation for Verizon. “Microsoft cloud users will find this solution delivers an unbeatable combination of security, resiliency, application performance, simplicity and efficiency, while enabling a wide range of applications and use cases.”
With this platform, Verizon removes many of the barriers that often affect enterprise cloud adoption, including control, scalability and flexibility.
Secure Cloud Interconnect with Microsoft ExpressRoute for Office 365, Government Cloud A
zure uses Verizon’s Secure Cloud Interconnect to pre-provision wireless and IP data networking into the cloud service provider community, to create a security-enhanced, high-performance environment. With this service, Azure users can maintain the security, consistency and reliability of their business cloud connections, without the need to expose data to the public Internet or to construct costly and time consuming custom network connections. In addition, Microsoft and Verizon’s interconnect service are built with redundant links to further increase the reliability of the solution.
Azure ExpressRoute for Office 365 with SCI is now available in Microsoft’s Verizon’s Northern Virginia, San Jose, London and Hong Kong data centers. Microsoft Azure Government complies with FedRAMP and FISMA requirements. This option is now available to Azure customers in Microsoft’s data center in Northern Virginia with an additional site in Chicago planned to come online this fall.
Verizon Private IP Provides Secure, High-Performance Environment for Cloud Computing
Secure Cloud Interconnect is built on Verizon’s world-class Private IP network that offers any-to-any connectivity of IP, while providing the security and reliability associated with private wide area networking solutions. Using Verizon’s Private IP wireless access feature, Secure Cloud Interconnect is further extended to U.S. users of its world-class 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.