New Verizon Cloud Offerings Take Aim at Amazon

Verizon Communications Inc. unveiled a new cloud infrastructure on Thursday, saying it wanted to serve large corporations that are increasingly comfortable moving their workloads to public shared services. Verizon sees opportunity in a growing market where there are notably few top-tier players with the ability to serve the largest customers.

Verizon said it had spent two years developing the new public cloud infrastructure, which it calls Verizon Cloud Compute. It also launched a new storage network called Verizon Cloud Storage. The services — aimed at large and medium-size businesses and government agencies — employ new architecture that will make it possible for Verizon to offer higher performance and more control than rival platforms, according to John Considine, chief technology officer of Verizon Enterprise.

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