Verizon is on cloud none: Comms giant will axe two public services

Verizon will shut down two of its cloud services in two months' time.

Customers have until April 12 to migrate their virtual servers away from Verizon's Public Cloud and Reserved Performance Cloud services; after that date, all hosted virtual machine instances will be lost.

The Verizon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) service will remain in operation, as will Verizon Cloud Storage, though. "Please take steps now to plan for migration to VPC or another alternative before the discontinuation date," a notice sent to subscribers today reads. "Verizon will retain no content or data on these Cloud Spaces after that date and any content that you do not transfer prior to discontinuation will be irrecoverably deleted."