Verizon adds secure cloud connection to Amazon Web Services

The AWS connections come a few months after Verizon announced a similar link with Microsoft's Azure.

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Verizon's enterprise unit said Tuesday that it will add Amazon Web Services to its Secure Cloud Interconnect service along with Microsoft Azure.

The move highlights how enterprise customers are increasingly tying clouds together with their private cloud and data center infrastructure. Verizon's Secure Cloud Interconnect (SCI) allows customers to manage bandwidth and applications via multiple clouds.

SCI is built on AWS' Direct Connect service that enables customers to provision cloud services on the fly. SCI with AWS Direct Connect will be available in Northern Virginia, Silicon Valley and London. Asia Pacific will be up in late October.

In April, Verizon announced that its SCI service would hook up with Microsoft Azure. As part of that deal, Verizon said that companies using Equinix data centers can directly access SCI.

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