We value the relationship
We announced today the plan to make the CloudBees PaaS available on Verizon Cloud. We’ve had a longstanding respect for the Verizon and Terremark businesses, back from the CloudSwitch and Terremark businesses when they were independent, and the strength of this Verizon Cloud offering. We believe Verizon appreciated our relationship with the enterprise developer and brand, as well as our focus on accelerating the full application delivery lifecycle. Continuous Delivery is a very current topic of discussion and CloudBees helps deliver that on a Verizon Cloud.
Helping customers help themselves
Large enterprises are service providers themselves to their departmental and divisional constituents or customers. These business customers of Verizon Cloud will be able to rapidly build applications that their employees and own end customers need. Mobile, web, social apps, the new applications that an enterprise needs - e.g., a sales applications for their field force that depend on existing back-end infrastructure, e-commerce applications that drive revenue, support applications that cut costs and help with customer care - all can get to market more quickly with the help of the CloudBees PaaS on Verizon.
Our customers will benefit from a great service through a new partner. Verizon Cloud has a great sales and support team and enterprise customer relationships that both overlap with and are incremental to our own. Success with this joint effort is in making more customers happy with enterprise PaaS in the public cloud.
Accelerating application delivery
The CloudBees PaaS speeds development and improves quality as there is a consistent experience across products from coding to building to testing to staging to production. Enterprises also want a solutions benefit and a better way of doing things, like continuous delivery, not to be sold unstitched patches of disparate tools from various vendors. While the CloudBees PaaS and Verizon Cloud are key anchor elements to this, we also rely on other technology partners to complete the cycle. Still, offering that in an integrated and cohesive experience is important to our developer users and customers.
More to come
There’s still more work to do as the Verizon Cloud is currently in beta. We expect to offer CloudBees on Verizon Cloud in a reasonable timeframe after general availability. CloudBees itself has been a generally available service since Jan 2011. So, get to know us and then get to know us on Verizon Cloud.
Andrew Lee is vice president, business development, at CloudBees