Clouds come and go everyday – well, Verizon’s Public Cloud will be gone forever on April 12th. Customers must move to another virtual cloud service by April 12 or lose all of their data.
Customers on Verizon Public Cloud Reserved Performance and Marketplace can move their work to the company’s Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) or other cloud providers. And note, users of the Verizon Cloud Storage will not be affected. Verizon’s few public cloud customers may migrate to their private cloud.
No official public announcement has been released by Verizon, it’s been e-mailing its cloud customers that it “will discontinue its Public Cloud Reserved Performance and Marketplace services on April 12, 2016.” (via Kenn White on Twitter, Verizon Cloud Storage, its online storage and backup service for smartphones and tablets, will continue on as usual.
Verizon may be leaving the public cloud, but it isn’t giving up on the cloud market yet. A Verizon spokesman recently told The Register that the company “remains committed to delivering a range of cloud services for enterprise and government customers and is making significant investments in its cloud platform in 2016.” Sounds like Verizon will focus on private and hybrid cloud installations instead of the public cloud market.
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