Verizon Enterprise Solutions and VMTurbo announced on Monday the launch of Verizon Intelligent Cloud Control to help Verizon customers migrate workloads to the public cloud that best suits their needs.
According to Verizon, Intelligent Cloud Control enables customers to use software to drive automated, price, performance, and compliance-based placements, as opposed to existing cloud brokerage solutions that typically manually recommend workload placement to public cloud service providers.
“In listening to our customers, we realized they require a better way to manage their risk when moving to the public cloud,” said Victoria Lonker, director of enterprise networking for Verizon. “With Verizon’s Intelligent Cloud Control, we are removing the complexities and myriad trade-offs between price, performance and compliance in various public cloud services and enabling them to focus instead on the applications and services that their end-users demand all within a secure environment.”
Intelligent Cloud Control allows users to control public cloud workloads through a single Verizon interface, budget and control public cloud spend, and assure performance and compliance of workloads.
“Building our joint vision of Intelligent Cloud Control with Verizon has enabled us to take VMTurbo’s core capabilities to its logical extreme – enabling automatable, real-time decisions on where to provision workloads between competing cloud providers to ensure a high quality, low cost service,” Endre Sara, vice president, advanced solutions of VMTurbo said in a statement. “Intelligent Cloud Control is different from cloud broker or manager programs on the market today in that it factors in application performance in real-time along with CSP price to determine the best cloud resources for every workload.”
Verizon said that its Intelligent Cloud Control powered by VMTurbo will launch during Q1 2016. The service will initially include connections to AWS, IBM SoftLayer andMicrosoft Azure.
Verizon recently formed a new enterprise cloud unit with EMC that operates under the Virtustream brand.