Verizon is planning to expand its cloud computing datacentres, adding 5,500 new server cabinets as part of an expansion of its facilities in Europe, Australia, Hong Kong and the US.
The move is part of an ongoing effort to expand Verizon's enterprise cloud computing services. In particular, the company hopes that the added capacity will help to serve US government customers expected to adopt the service by 2011.
Verizon is planning to spend upwards of $16bn (£10bn) on upgrades to its overall cloud computing platform.
Eventually, Verizon hopes to launch a complete IT infrastructure service which the company refers to as 'everything-as-a-service'.
"Verizon is committed to providing the essential foundation for the delivery of cloud services that enable businesses to more efficiently achieve their goals through IT transformation," said Kerry Bailey, senior vice president of enterprise strategy for Verizon Business.
"Our continued datacentre expansion marks yet another milestone in achieving our 'everything-as-a-service' vision, which will enable enterprises to do business better by getting what they need, when they need it and where they need it, while only paying for those resources consumed."
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