How Verizon leveraged AWS to drive business success: A case study

Abhinav Shreyash
2 min readAug 3, 2023

About Verizon

Verizon, a global leader in communication technology, connects millions of individuals, businesses, and communities through its award-winning network. With breakthroughs in interactive entertainment, digital media, the Internet of Things, and broadband services, Verizon is at the forefront of innovation. The company operates one of the leading wireless networks in the U.S., as well as a nationwide all-fiber network, providing integrated solutions to businesses worldwide. With 163,400 employees and nearly $126 billion in revenues generated in 2016, Verizon is a powerhouse in the industry.

Verizon and AWS Join Forces to Bring 5G to the Edge

Verizon communications Inc. is a leading telecommunications company and mobile carrier, with the largest subscriber base in the US. At re:Invent 2019, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Verizon announced a partnership that will bring the power of the cloud closer to mobile and connected devices at the edge of Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network.

Navigating the Cloud: How Verizon is Ensuring Security in their Digital Transformation -

As a technology provider to many of the world’s leading companies, Verizon is well aware of the benefits of cloud computing. To support the migration of its business applications to Amazon Web Services (AWS), Verizon needed a way to scale its security validation processes beyond the manual efforts of its security team. Chris Durand, director of cloud security integration services at Verizon, notes that there are several considerations that Verizon had to address for effective solution, including:-

  1. Shared physical environment
  2. Different deployment models
  3. Reliance on automation

The Power of AWS: Revolutionizing Infrastructure with Automated Certification Pipelines -

Verizon’s new Development-Security-Operations Pipeline (DSOP) is one preventative method that the company is using to ensure that applications deployed to the public cloud meet all security policies for cloud applications. DSOP, which itself runs on AWS, was built with assistance from Stelligent, a division of HOSTING and a Premier Consulting Partner of the AWS Partner Network (APN).

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