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Verizon Business Expands Cloud Computing Capabilities In Europe

AMSTERDAM, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Business has extended availability of its comprehensive on-demand, "cloud-based" Computing as a Service (CaaS) solution to the company's Amsterdam data center. The announcement reinforces the company's strategy of expanding cloud-computing deployment resources around the globe to meet the stringent security, performance regulatory requirements of business customers.

In June, Verizon Business announced its CaaS offering with the provisioning of the service in its U.S. data center based in Beltsville, Md. Additional CaaS locations are planned in the Asia-Pacific region in 2010.

The service, which leverages Verizon's world-class global IP infrastructure and data centers, enables mid-market and larger companies to use a Web-based portal to employ computing resources in the quantities and duration dictated by the companies' business needs. As a result, businesses pay only for the resources used and avoid having to build out for peak capacity requirements by buying new equipment and adding staff.

The Amsterdam location particularly benefits companies doing business in Europe and elsewhere that need to operate under a "safe harbor" privacy framework that calls for a European-hosted location, or want to use facilities located closer to their European locations.

The Amsterdam data center is part of Verizon Business' secure global infrastructure, which the company's network and security professionals proactively manage under a program developed by the Verizon Cybertrust Security team. Verizon's data centers are also audited for physical security.

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