Verizon stakes claim as global cloud mobiliser reports Cloud Storaged
(EMAILWIRE.COM, November 18, 2012 ) San Francisco, CA -- Verizon is counting on its recent expansion into cloud computing to keep it relevant and competitive for a long time to come.

Particularly in the Asia Pacific region.

The wireless mobile company recently acquired a number of cloud and telematics assets making it one of a handful of international companies likely to emerge from the recent global recession intact, said a company spokesperson.
Not every species or company makes it to the next era, said Verizon Enterprise Solutions chief marketing officer John Harrobin.

The pairing of cloud and mobility represent the third significant era in computing, he added. The very technology that is delivering enterprise IT is shifting from premises-based, to cloud-based and this is massively disruptive. It is in this discontinuity that we see the opportunity for Verizon to reposition itself in the marketplace and capture additional value.

Verizon recently purchased Hughes Telematics, which manufactures wireless systems for automobiles, for $612 million, as well as Terremark Worldwide, a cloud computing company, for $1.4 billion. It plans to zero in on Asia Pacific markets with its new cloud computing capabilities.

The assets that we have enable us to do that, said Harrobin. The IT delivery model now requires cloud and mobility. Broadband whether wired or wireless not only enables cost savings but business transfer opportunities.

We have very significant plans for our security and cloud services and in Australia these are our biggest pushes, Harrobin said. The company owns two data centers in Canberra and one in Sydney and Melbourne respectively.

Following its MCI Worldcom acquisition, Verizon also operates fiber networks in Sydney and Melbourne.

We would seek to partner appropriately to that market (on NBN), said Verizon Enterprise Solutions assistant vice president for APAC strategy Robert Le Busque. The wholesale interconnect through the region is very key to us. All of a sudden we have the potential to access infrastructure and to provide secure links for our corporation or enterprise in a far more agile and dynamic way than ever before.

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