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Introduction

Verizon took its first serious steps in cloud in 2008, when the market for cloud ICT was still nascent. It now sees itself as a cloud provider in its own right, rather than merely another telco with a cloud investment plan.

Highlights

  • Verizon believes that the high end of the corporate market is experiencing a shift from an IaaS-centric approach to cloud to an application-centric approach.

Features and Benefits

  • Evaluates Verizon's new cloud strategy.
  • Assesses Verizon's strengths and highlights areas for increased focus and improvement.

Key questions answered

  • How is Verizon building its expertise in workload management and cloud professional services?
  • How will the Verizon Cloud portfolio evolve?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Portfolio overview

  • Current capabilities
  • Future plans

Cloud infrastructure

  • Platforms
  • Partners

Go to market

  • Structure and branding
  • Key customers
  • Positioning and the competition

Ovum’s assessment

  • The importance of driving convergence
  • A renewed focus on mobility, partnering, and the channel will be required
  • Orchestration and management of complexity will be critical to success

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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