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Red Hat , the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that its leading operating platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, is driving further enterprise adoption of cloud computing .
Building on the strong, long-term technology collaboration between Red Hat and Verizon Business, today Red Hat Enterprise Linux is offered as one of the first two operating system platforms available for Verizon Business’ new Computing as a Service solution .
Verizon CaaS is a new on-demand solution that enables business and government agencies to take advantage of cloud computing to control IT costs and improve operational flexibility .
CaaS enables customers to manage IT resources, including server, network and storage, efficiently and securely, meeting today’s business demands .
Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides a reliable, high-performance, secure open source platform on which to base cloud deployments .

”Verizon Business is now delivering to customers what we believe to be the most comprehensive and secure cloud-based computing solution on the market, said Michael Marcellin, vice president of global managed solutions, Verizon .
”Verizon CaaS was engineered to meet the challenging security needs and performance requirements faced by enterprises and the Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system is playing a big part as we bring this unique offering to customers around the world .

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Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) unveiled on Wednesday a service that allows large companies to outsource their technology infrastructure to the telecommunications provider.

The New York company is tapping into the “cloud computing” trend, where corporate IT services are managed over the Web. Large companies looking to cut costs can hand over their IT equipment, which include storage, server and network gear, for Verizon to manage through its own network and data centers.

“Clearly, there’s a huge savings opportunity for companies to deploy cloud services,” said Michael Marcellin, who is vice president of Verizon’s global product marketing.

Rather than buy their own data centers and servers, companies can utilize Verizon’s infrastructure. Customers only have to pay for what they use, which is a more efficient model than buying banks of data center and servers to serve current needs and have enough capacity for future growth.

“It really changes how enterprises and government agencies purchase resources and manage them,” Marcellin said. “You can scale up for a busy season, or scale down for dead times.”

Customers pay a subscription fee of $250 a month, and then get billed on daily usage. Because of the variability of the pricing, Marcellin wasn’t more specific with costs. He added, however, that companies can expect to save between 30% and 60% in IT costs through Verizon’s offering.

Verizon, however, enters a crowded field. International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) and Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) – often partners with the telco – offer traditional data center and computing services. Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) recently unveiled a virtualized data center for businesses. The increased competition has each company securing their grip on their customers. AT&T Inc. (T), meanwhile, has a cloud storage service, and plans to offer its own computing service as well.

In addition, large companies that have… Read more