February 16, 2016
Verizon Communications is shutting down its public cloud service, after notifying customers of the coming change last week. Verizon’s cloud customers have until Apr. 12, 2016 to move their data elsewhere.
Verizon swiftly removed any mention of public cloud services from its website, and the company has kept quiet about the public cloud closure. According to a report by Talkin’ Cloud’s sister site, Data Center Knowledge, the world learned about the move from a customer who shared the notice on Twitter.
The announcement comes a few months after Verizon’s CFO Fran Shammo denied reports that the company was exploring a sale of its enterprise assets, including cloud hosting provider Terremark, which Verizon acquired in 2011.
The telco is not the only company who has shuttered its public cloud services after failing to compete with the public cloud leaders AWS and Microsoft Azure. For example, HP killed its public cloud efforts in October.
According to the notice provided to customers, the services being shut down are Public Cloud and Reserved Performance Cloud Spaces. Public cloud storage services will remain intact, according to Data Center Knowledge.
To read more about the impending shutdown, please visit Data Center Knowledge.
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