Verizon launches global managed Ethernet
Three levels of support available for E-Line and E-LAN services
A new managed Ethernet offering from Verizon announced today is a reminder of how avidly the carrier has been pursuing multinational customers. The carrier previously offered Ethernet services globally, along with managed versions of other services such as frame relay and private IP.
“Now [customers] can run our entire service suite over a managed network,” Verizon Manager of Product Management for Managed Network Services Bill Sullivan told Connected Planet.
The carrier will offer three levels of managed Ethernet services. These include a monitoring and notification service through which Verizon will advise the customer of a network problem; a physical management service, through which Verizon will help manage its own and third party circuits and customer premises equipment (CPE); and a full management offering. The latter offering will include the highest level of involvement on Verizon’s part, with the carrier providing services such as network design and CPE changes.
All service levels will be available for all Verizon Ethernet offerings, including several different E-Line and E-LAN services. Several large network operations centers will support the offering 24/7, Sullivan said.
Verizon Director of Networking Solutions Danellie Young said she expects the managed Ethernet services offering to appeal to existing Ethernet customers as well as those who are just moving into Ethernet. “As we go to every opportunity that we have moving forward, we can say, ‘Let’s talk about the technology that makes sense; then we can talk to the breadth of management capabilities we have.’”
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