Like AT&T, Verizon’s Virtual Network Services Goes Live Globally

Like AT&T, Verizon’s Virtual Network Services Goes Live Globally Image Credit: Verizon

Verizon's Enterprise Business has launched a series of new Virtual Network Services, including Security, WAN Optimization, SD WAN and virtual CPE solutions to 53 countries around the world including the US, and plans to expand the reach to 67 countries by the end of 2016. The move follows its rival AT&T's launch of similar offering. Read Also: AT&T Launches VNF on Demand Offering in 76 Countries.

These services which will be delivered as-a-service in the form of Virtual Network Functions(VNFs) will enable global enterprises to transition to a virtual infrastructure model, providing greater agility and on-demand resources. Self-service portals are made available to rapidly enable the order and deployment process.

According to Verizon, the new services will be fundamentally transforming the network into software-based solutions running on open platforms - a significant departure from how network services are provisioned and consumed today. Virtualized networks are ideal for enterprises with distributed organizations with multiple remote locations, said the operator.

Verizon establised a rich technology partner ecosystem with world-class vendors including Cisco, Juniper Networks, Fortinet, Riverbed, Palo Alto Networks, and Viptela to help to deliver the Virtual Network Services. The new services can be delivered across public, private and wireless networks from Verizon or other service providers, or a combination of multiple providers across multiple networks. 

Verizon will offer three models to clients for deploying virtualized services including: premises-based universal customer premises equipment (CPE), cloud-based virtual CPE services (available Fall 2016) and hybrid services where clients can mix premises-based and cloud-based deployment models to meet their individual business and technical requirements.

Shawn Hakl, vice president of networking and innovation, Verizon
Today the network is transitioning to a virtualized model using similar technology that drove the disruption in the data center market. With our new solution set, enterprises will be able to balance agility, performance, cost and security necessitated by the growth of mobile-to-cloud applications and the Internet of Things.

Nav Chander, IDC Research Manager, Enterprise Telecom
As a global networking leader, Verizon is out front with its global launch of Virtual Network Services. Their vision, strategy and service deployment are right on point. I expect others in the industry to follow suit.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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