To boost innovation for multinational companies including Hong Kong, Melbourne and Singapore will have access to a suite of new and significantly enhanced cloud services as Verizon expands its cloud offering in the Asia-Pacific region.
David Kim, Verizon Enterprise Solutions managing director for Australia and New Zealand, told ZDNet that Verizon Cloud is an end-to-end enterprise-grade cloud offering that will service both large and small to medium-sized corporations.
News of Verizon Cloud’s arrival to Australia was first hinted at by Kim back in November, when he said that the company’s local cloud offering will help address the security concerns of its existing customers.
Kim argued that even though there are already other cloud players in the market, Verizon is not too late to the game.
“There are not a lot of providers out there that can provide an underlying global network, end-to-end service, and the ability to provide flexibility in managed services and compliance,” he said.
Microsoft launched Azure Geo in Australia late last year, while Amazon Web Services has been available locally since 2012, and recently expanded into Melbourne.
While it’s still early days, Kim said the company already has plans to expand its offering to other cities in Australia. Verizon also has datacentre facilities in Sydney and Canberra.
In conjunction with the announcement, Verizon Cloud has also been launched in Hong Kong and Singapore.