Verizon Enterprise Solutions announced that enterprises of any size embracing network virtualization have a new option for achieving simpler, more centralized billing; better cost control; and lower capital expenses. Virtual Network Services – One offers single line-item, ‘pay-as-you-go’ pricing and billing for hardware, software and management services, as well as an option for centralized contracting and billing.
“With Virtual Network Services – One, enterprises can now wrap all of their virtualized network into an operating expense software licensing model without needing to pay for hardware separately,” said Vickie Lonker, vice president of Network and Virtual Solutions for Verizon. “Incorporating universal customer premise equipment (uCPE) into a commercial pricing and billing model is another of the many bottom line business benefits that come from network virtualization.”
Virtual Network Services operates on a utility-based contracting and billing model, providing network functions in an “as-a-service” fashion, without the associated device or vendor lock-ins. This simplifies the complexity of implementing, managing and maintaining multi-vendor hardware and software solutions; reduces the barrier to entry; and offers the flexibility to change vendors and functionality as the needs of a business dictate. Virtual Network Services – One extends that simplification and flexibility to the pricing and billing model as well.