While some vendors have whitewashed the term cloud, Verizon Terremark is not one of them. Verizon Terremark offers managed hosting, co-location servers as well as cloud servers as part of its technology services portfolio. Helping to lead the technical direction for Verizon Terremark’s cloud efforts is Chief Technology Officer John Considine.
In a video interview with eWEEK, Considine explains why his company has built its own cloud technologies while still choosing to be interoperable with other cloud technologies, including the open-source OpenStack cloud platform.
Considine said that cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) technology offers an orchestrated virtualization system where customers can provision compute, storage and networking technologies, on demand. In his view, the big transition from managed hosting services to the cloud is the level of integration and automation.