Verizon has expanded its Secure Cloud Interconnect footprint in India to include two of country’s biggest cloud providers, Amazon WebServices and Microsoft Azure. The company said this would make the number of Secure Cloud Interconnect partners available to India-based multinationals to 9 including Google Cloud Platform, Oracle Cloud, HP, IBM, Cloud, and Salesforce.
Verizon’s Secure Cloud Interconnect service, a software-defined networking offering, helps enterprises seamlessly connect, manage and secure their cloud environments that often extend across multiple clouds and data centers around the globe.
“Secure Cloud Interconnect is essentially Verizon’s network extension to the cloud service provider community,” said Helen Wong, Director of Partner and Product Strategy for Verizon Asia-Pacific. “It’s literally as easy as flipping to your preferred cloud service provider at any time and at a fraction of the cost instead of using private circuit.”
Verizon’s Secure Cloud Interconnect is a Software Defined Network-enabled (SDN) service built on Verizon’s private IP network which offers any-to-any connectivity of IP.
“This is the start of a number of product investments that we’re making, on what is our tenth-year anniversary in India. We’re very pleased to be able to increase our Secure Cloud Interconnect footprint in India at a time when our customers are increasingly starting to rein in shadow IT and increase governance of their online assets because they need to be in control of mission-critical workloads,” said Robert Le Busque, Regional managing director for Australia, New Zealand and India.
According to TechSci Research report, the market for cloud computing services in India is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of over 22% during 2015-2020.
Recently, Tokyo-headquartered healthcare provider, Astellas Pharma announced that the company is using Verizon’s SECURE CLOUD INTERCONNECT to connect to its multiple cloud service providers around the world, including India.