Verizon Communications Joins Cloud Storage Market

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Verizon's business services arm is utilizing the well-established Nirvanex core system to provide the basic Verizon Cloud Storage service and is adding a suite of data-retention IT consulting services to go with it.

The service will become available in the U.S. and 16 countries beginning in July. It enters the market against a flock of competitors that include Amazon S3, Google's new Gdrive, Microsoft's SkyDrive, and a number of others.

Verizon Cloud Storage will use a pay-as-you-use scheme that scales on demand and can either augment traditional storage options, such as storage area networking and network-attached storage, or be used as a stand-alone solution, Crawford said.