Verizon once had visions of being a leading cloud provider. Today, it is conceding that AWS is the best platform for its own internal use.
An acquisition of Terramark was central to Verizon’s cloud strategy which would have represented a serious effort to compete for cloud hosting business. But it sold the platform to IBM two years ago.
With this move, Verizon is moving its own applications and databases to Amazon’s platform.
“We are making the public cloud a core part of our digital transformation, upgrading our database management approach to replace our proprietary solutions with Amazon Aurora,” said Mahmoud El-Assir, senior vice president of Global Technology Services at Verizon. “The agility we’ve gained by moving to the world’s leading public cloud has helped us better serve our customers. Working with AWS complements our focus on efficiency, speed, and innovation within our engineering culture, and has enabled us to quickly deliver the best, most efficient customer experiences.”