Verizon (NYSE:VZ) Business is helping customers adopt cloud computing with a new step-by-step, vendor-agnostic consulting and services program the company said will eventually be made available to its channel partners.
The new Cloud Computing Program is being offered with the assumption that most enterprises will eventually want to adopt some form of cloud computing, said Bart Vansevenant, director of enterprise sales for the Basking Ridge, N.J.-based solution provider unit of Verizon Communications.
"We want to help customers transition to the cloud," Vansevenant said.
Cloud computing is a way to dynamically combine and scale server, storage, networking, and other resources outside of a company's own traditional data center for such purposes as remote data storage or running Software-as-a-Service. A company can build an internal or private cloud, which allows those resources to be available for its own purposes, or can use external or public clouds, which are available over the Internet.
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