Verizon's Secure Cloud available with Microsoft Azure

Verizon Enterprise Solution´s Secure Cloud Interconnect service will now offer Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) ExpressRoute for Office 365, Skype for Business and Microsoft Azure Government Cloud.

Verizon´s private networking option provides additional benefits and control to Azure, Office 365 and Skype for Business customers, including consumption-based bandwidth, pre-provisioned on-demand resources, controlled application performance and varying classes of service.

“Verizon´s Secure Cloud Interconnect is fast becoming the premier choice for enterprises that are shifting workloads into the cloud,” said Shawn Hakl, vice president of enterprise networking and innovation for Verizon. “Microsoft cloud users will find this solution delivers an unbeatable combination of security, resiliency, application performance, simplicity and efficiency, while enabling a wide range of applications and use cases.”

Azure uses Verizon´s Secure Cloud Interconnect to pre-provision wireless and IP data networking into the cloud service provider community to create a security-enhanced, high-performance environment.

In addition, Microsoft and Verizon´s interconnect service are built with redundant links to increase the reliability of the solution.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, employs a diverse workforce of 178,500 and generated more than USD127 billion in 2014 revenues.