"This is a breakthrough approach to how cloud computing is done," said Bryson Koehler, chief information officer at The Weather Company, the nation's leading provider of weather forecasts and information. "Weather is the most dynamic dataset in the world, and we also use big data to help consumers better plan their day and help businesses make intelligent decisions as it relates to weather. As a big data leader, a major part of The Weather Company's go-forward strategy is based on the cloud, and we are linking a large part of our technical future to these services from Verizon."Rob Walters, chief technology officer at Engine Yard, a Platform as a Service that lets developers plan, build, deploy and manage applications in the cloud, said: "The new Verizon Cloud will give us ease of deployment and flexibility with full enterprise capabilities, saving us time and money. We've had a long and successful relationship with Verizon. We've deployed some of our most demanding enterprise-grade applications on Verizon cloud infrastructure to deliver the high scalability and reliability required for business-critical apps running on Engine Yard." Verizon Cloud Storage Verizon Cloud Storage is an object-addressable, multitenant storage platform providing safe, durable, reliable and cost-effective storage accessible from anywhere on the Web. Object storage is extra robust and Web-traffic reliable, making it ideal for cloud-based applications. Verizon Cloud Storage overcomes latency issues that have plagued many traditional storage offerings, providing improved performance. "We are putting control and choice back in the hands of the user, while still addressing their needs for availability, performance and security," said John Considine, chief technology officer of Verizon Terremark. "We started from scratch, building the core components we felt necessary to achieve that goal." Powered by Verizon These new cloud services are backed by the deep technical and operation experience of Verizon and supported by the company's global IP network, global data centers and managed security services. Verizon also offers a wide range of hosting, managed hosting and colocation services to meet all of an organization's IT needs.