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Verizon gets integrated with Delaware state government

Tweet Delaware state government has signed up for a single managed networking solution from Verizon.  The solution will link hundreds of state offices and school districts and provide the infrastructure for “the adoption of advanced applications” so the state can consolidate data centers, as well as do telework and enhance business continuity.

Services included IP [...]

Everybody intros cloud-communications service for Enterprise Connect


NOT from Orlando, Florida – Global Crossing, Verizon Business, and XO Communications all introduced cloud-based communications services today.

You can find more information on XO’s rollout of its HD voice and video service on HD Voice News.  Key points out of its release are 1) They’re supporting HD voice and video on an enterprise-basis [...]

Verizon Business improves VoIP SLA, adds Switzerland to VoIP portfolio


Verizon Business (www.verizonbusiness.com) has upgraded its VoIP SLA for businesses and introduced Switzerland to its VoIP portfolio of services.

The new SLA guarantees a MOS score of 4.0 – up from 3.8 – and introduces a new four-hour mean-time-to-repair metric if you’re willing to pay for it. Currently, the SLA is available for all [...]

Cloud computing storming (and obscuring) at all levels: SMB, Tier 1, IP Centrix (ugh)


Everyone is on the cloud computing bandwagon, making it the “it” marketing term for people explaining exactly what they do (and the UC people should be scared because cloud is overrunning “UC”).  Tier 1 service providers, including Verizon Business and France Telecom, are storming ahead while other people use more – shall we say [...]

Verizon and VMware announce enterprise hybrid cloud solution


Verizon Business (www.verizonbusiness.com) and VMWare (www.vmware.com) have announced field trails of an enterprise-class hybrid cloud solution.

The new Computing as a Service (CaaS) is built on top of Verizon’s IP network and VMware vCloud Datacenter.  Businesses will be able to decide which applications to move to the cloud while allowing them to leverage [...]

Verizon Business gets on the IPv6 switch-now-now bandwagon


When it comes to migration to IPv6, Verizon Business (www.verizonbusiness.com) is all about it.  Be happy, my friends at ARIN.

Fewer than 5.5 percent of IPv4 addresses remain, and ARIN has been increasing its push this year that, yes, really and truly, the world is running out of IPv4 addresses and there’s no way [...]

Verizon business will “trial” hosted Cisco UC solution


Verizon Business (www.verizonbusiness.com) will run field trials of Cisco’s new Hosted Collaboration Solution for the next two months.

The trial is expected to enable participants to see how cloud-based UC&C (unified communication and collaboration) capabilities can be used quicly and cost-effectively across an enterprise.

Participants include  “a multinational auto manufacturer, a woman’s [...]

Verizon Business opens up second data center in Hong Kong


Network Hub, Data Center to Address Growing Demand of Asia-Pacific Businesses

HONG KONG – Verizon Business is strengthening its extensive Asia-Pacific network

Touting its major-league infrastructure spending, Verizon Business (www.verizonbusiness.com) announced it is opening up a second data center in Hong Kong. The new facility will “enhance” Verizon’s ability to [...]

Verizon announces beefed-up Cloud Computing, big pipes for content providers


Verizon Business (www.verizonbusiness.com) announced enhancements to its cloud computing offering and dedicated delivery pipes for large content providers; Verizon is bragging about “flowing” up to half a terabyte per second from Internet and video content owners directly onto its network.

Verizon Computing as a Service (CaaS) now supports server cloning for rapid deployment of [...]

Verizon Business goes IT crazy


Racking up its latest win, Verizon Business has announced AMF Bowling Centers as its latest IT win.  It’s part of a bigger march that must be giving heartburn to system integrators such as IBM, HP, and EDS.

VB will run an integrated IP network solution for AMF that includes over 300 bowling centers in [...]