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Verizon launches Virtual Network Services

Adrian M. Reodique | July 25, 2016
The new services aims to support the transition of businesses to a virtual infrastructure.

Traditional networks no longer offer enterprises the agility required to successfully compete, according to Verizon.

In line, Verizon Enterprise Solutions has launched its Virtual Network Services to support the transition of businesses to a virtual infrastructure.

"The way in which network services are delivered is going through an unprecedented shift-the biggest we've seen since the broad adoption of MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching)," said Shawn Hakl, Vice President of Networking and Innovation at Verizon, in a press release.  

Verizon said virtualised networks are ideal for businesses with distributed organisations and multiple remote locations, ageing networks which require a hardware refresh, restricted capital expense budgets, as well as for early technology adopters who seek innovative ways to boost their business.

"Today the network is transitioning to a virtualised model using similar technology that drove the disruption in the data centre 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," Hakl added.

The new Virtual Networks Services will be delivered as-a-service to transform the network into software-based solutions. It comes on a pay-as-you-go pricing model along with reduced hardware requirements.

Verizon said the new services will enable businesses to operate a "living" network that can be changed quickly to address the number of company locations and users, bandwidth required by application, and app used by employee to enable an efficient network.

Verizon will offer three models to the clients including premises-based universal customer premises equipment (CPE), cloud-based virtual CPE services, and hybrid services where they can mix premises-based and cloud-based deployment models.

Initially, the Virtual Network Service packages include security, WAN optimisation, and SD WAN services. Lastly, it can be delivered on public, private and wireless networks from Verizon or other service providers, or a combination of multiple providers across multiple networks.


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