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Verizon Business Adds Cloud to Hong Kong Datacenter

"Everything as a Service" (EaaS) is the Ultimate Goal

Verizon Business is pushing the idea of "Everything as a Service" (EAAS) in its efforts to rein in as much Cloud Computing business as possible.

I first heard the term a few weeks ago when Ray McMillan, an American exec from Verizon Business who had recently relocated to Australia, outlined the company's view of cloud at a conference in Shanghai.

EaaS is described as "cloud-based, converged solutions delivered with built-in security via managed and professional services over the company's global IP network.

Adoption of Cloud services in the Asia-Pacific region "continues to grow dramatically," according to Verizon Business; the company's Hong Kong expansion initially goes after what it calls Computing as a Service (CaaS).

My guess is that CaaS can be equated with PaaS, and EaaS with IaaS. In any case, now comes word that Verizon Business is adding a component dedicated to Cloud Computing at a datacenter it recently opened in Hong Kong.

Things is a' happenin' in Asia, as you may know. Or, as Andrew Dobbins, the company's Regional Vice President for Asia-Pacific, puts it, "Driven in large part by its overall economic prosperity, the Asia-Pacific region is leading the world in embracing Cloud Computing."

The datacenter "is located in a highly resilient facility and connects directly to the Verizon global IP network, reducing latency and making interconnection more convenient," according to Verizon Business.

More Stories By Roger Strukhoff

Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040) is Executive Director of the Tau Institute for Global ICT Research, with offices in Illinois and Manila. He is Conference Chair of @CloudExpo & @ThingsExpo, and Editor of SYS-CON Media's CloudComputing BigData & IoT Journals. He holds a BA from Knox College & conducted MBA studies at CSU-East Bay.

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