Another Ones Bites the Dust: Verizon Shuts Public Cloud Services

Cloud

Verizon is shutting down two public cloud services and telling users to move their workloads by April 12, 2016 according to @Kennwhite’s Tweet from February 11.

Verizon will discontinue its Public Cloud Reserved Performance and Marketplace services. As an alternative Verizon will offer its Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) to customers. Verizon says VPC provides the cost effectiveness of a multi-tenant public cloud, but includes added levels of configuration, control and support. It claims this will improve isolation and control for more advanced businesses. Customers that don’t move face data loss as Verizon warns that no data or content will be retained.
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Telcos Hold the Crown Jewels of Cloud, But Does it Matter?

Telecom Operators

There is a massive opportunity for telcos in the cloud – a hungry audience waiting to be engaged exists, but at the same time existing customers are ready to switch and are under threat from competitors. For telcos, there is an urgent need to implement effective action now.
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Why Tierpoint Buying Windstream is Important for Telcos

Cloud Orchestration

News this week that cloud service provider TierPoint has entered into a definitive agreement with comms vendor Windstream to buy its data center business for a pure cash transaction of $575 million marks continued change for the telco industry.
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Telecom Operators: Your Customers are Confused

Telecom Operator

A study of 500 US and UK small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) showed that while there is a strong demand for cloud computing services, the buying decisions are delayed by confusion over which services will best suit their needs.
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What Vodafone Ireland’s €7M Means to You

Telecom Operator

Just last week, Vodafone Ireland announced its €7M investment in the development of new datacenter services for enterprise and public sector customers according to the Irish Times. The group plans to offer new services including co-location, managed hosting, private cloud and infrastructure as a service (IaaS).
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