May 16, 2018

Verizon selects AWS for cloud services

The move seeks to increase agility for Verizon’s clients in a bid to deliver innovative applications and services quickly.

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Telecom giant Verizon have selected AWS as their public cloud provider to migrate more than 1,000 business critical applications. With this move, Verizon aims to reduce costs and increase agility for businesses through AWS’s cloud computing, in a bid to provide applications and services at pace.

According to Verizon, the public cloud provides a large number of benefits in terms of speed and scale. Hence, in a bid to make the most out of it, Verizon say that adopting a digital strategy that was focused on the public cloud was essential.

Speaking about this move, Mahmoud El-Assir, Senior Vice President of Global Technology Services at Verizon, commented:

We are making the public cloud a core part of our digital transformation, upgrading our database management approach to replace our proprietary solutions with Amazon Aurora.

Working with AWS complements our focus on efficiency, speed, and innovation within our engineering culture, and has enabled us to quickly deliver the best, most efficient customer experiences.

Verizon claim that standardizing with AWS will allow them to access the best of cloud capabilities. They also say that Verizon have built training facilities called ‘dojos’ for their developers to innovate with AWS technologies quickly and at scale.

AWS say that they have been working with Verizon since 2015 and their cloud-first strategy is likely to benefit them in the long run. Delighted with this deal, Mike Clayville, Vice President, Worldwide Commercial Sales at AWS, commented:

We look forward to continuing our work with Verizon as their preferred public cloud provider, helping them to continually transform their business and innovate on behalf of their customers.

The combination of Verizon’s team of builders with AWS’s extensive portfolio of cloud services and expertise means that Verizon’s options for delighting their customers is virtually unlimited.

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