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Verizon gets 'black eye' in long cloud shutdown

Sharon Gaudin | Jan. 13, 2015
Company says upgrade means future maintenance won't interrupt users.

Trying to do the upgrade without a lengthy shutdown might have taken Verizon weeks and it probably would have cost it a lot more money.

"...My view is that this has set Verizon back considerably in terms of entering a highly competitive market," said White. "So, yes, my testing is done for now. I would consider reassessing in perhaps 18 months, but they lost a lot of credibility the past few months."

 

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