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CenturyLink reaches AWS managed service provider partner status

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CenturyLink has been named as an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Managed Service Provider (MSP) partner.

CenturyLink says that the news underscores its commitment to building robust services on AWS to deliver digital transformation to businesses on their cloud journeys. CenturyLink's Cloud Application Manager helps customers achieve increased visibility, consistency and control over their cloud deployments from network to application. In addition, allowing companies to automate application deployments, optimise costs, scale workloads, and manage connections across disparate operating environments.


"We're elated to receive this significant AWS distinction and confident it will help us continue serving a range of AWS use cases for our customers," said David Shacochis, vice president of product management, CenturyLink. "Cloud Application Manager is our 'studio' for designing, managing and optimizing cloud workloads. The AWS MSP certification validates that our approach conforms to the latest generation of cloud-native operations."


In order to achieve the AWS MSP partner status, CenturyLink had to meet strict AWS Managed Service Provider Program requirements, verified by a third-party auditor. The global partner program – developed to help AWS customers' find reliable AWS Partner Network (APN) members who could help them migrate, run and optimise their AWS workloads – aligns customers with a set of validated next-generation APN Partners who can deliver the full cloud experience.


By working with AWS, CenturyLink provides a complete cloud services and cloud management portfolio that allows customers to have low-latency access to AWS resources paired with dynamic, network-aware orchestration. The company also offers numerous secure network connectivity options such as the CenturyLink Cloud Connect Solutions portfolio designed to deliver secure, high-performance and enterprise-grade networking connections to AWS, along with layer 1, 2 and 3 dynamic connectivity options.


Last month, CenturyLink topped the Vertical Systems' US Ethernet leaderboard with AT&T and Verizon sat in second and third respectively.  CenturyLink came top of the 2017 board, in part because of an increased number of Ethernet ports due to its $34 billion merger with Level 3 Communications, completed last year. Prior to this, AT&T was top.















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