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Verizon and Intuit Introducing New Cloud Services

Posted Jun 04 2009 10:41pm

Time for a little tech talk today, two more names we all recognize moving into the Cloud.  Intuit, better known as Quick Books for their software are ready to move the data bases up and Verizon has a varied solution that claims to be flexible to even adapt for holiday needs.   BD 

Verizon (NYSE: VZ ) on Wednesday introduced Verizon Computing as a Service, designed to be more flexible and accessible than traditional hosting services, as customers can rent shared or dedicated computing systems by the day. Customers that pay a $250 monthly retainer-type fee can instantly rent more servers and storage to handle a sudden boost in online sales, for example, and then stop using those systems a week later, only paying usage fees for those days.

Verizon CaaS, for example, puts a heavy focus on letting customers quickly get in and out of a contract for additional computing capacity. Verizon has offered IT outsourcing for about 15 years and has a large global infrastructure of Internet-based networks and data centers.

Verizon CaaS is specifically designed for a company looking for more computing capacity because of a new development project or a major event, and to appeal to companies that require brief capacity increases based on seasonal demands, such as retailers during the holidays.

Intuit is trying to broaden use of its PaaS, called the Intuit Partner Platform, by opening it up. The platform was initially designed to provide cloud-hosted Intuit QuickBase databases for small SaaS companies to run their apps on. The companies sell their on-demand software services to their customers, typically small businesses, with Intuit providing the database portion of the SaaS infrastructure.

Verizon, Intuit, Boomi Jump Into Cloud Services -- Cloud Computing -- InformationWeek

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