CenturyLink expands private cloud offerings

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CenturyLink has announced the availability of its private cloud via VMware Cloud Foundation on Dell EMC PowerEdge servers.

Dell EMC PowerEdge servers are a scalable platform that delivers the flexibility and performance demanded by enterprises. As a result of this expansion, CenturyLink will be able to deliver a complete software-defined data centre (SDDC) solution based on the Dell Technologies stack combining Dell EMC PowerEdge servers with the VMware Cloud Foundation software architecture into a fully automated and fully-managed service.

“As our customers continue on their digital transformation journeys, it is common to find workloads that don’t fit in the public cloud, yet still require reliable automation, simple operations, and resilient data protection,” said David Shacochis, vice president of Hybrid IT product management, CenturyLink. “With this new capability, we continue to give customers more ways to tap into the power of the software-defined data centre while staying connected to a range of hybrid cloud venues through our adaptive, global fibre network.”

The offering features over 1,000 infrastructure configuration options, is supported by highly experience CenturyLink staff and brings together compute, storage, security and network virtualisation into a tightly integrated resource stack.

CenturyLink Private Cloud is available in 31 hosting locations across four continents. Integration of CenturyLink Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation with CenturyLink Cloud Application Manager further enhances support for ongoing monitoring and support for business workloads.

In April, CenturyLink announced the expansion of its cloud connectivity and services portfolio with the availability of the IBM Cloud Object Storage platform. The latest offering will enable CenturyLink to deliver media and entertainment companies a more scalable, highly-available and secure way to improve the management and delivery of their content on a global scale.

"Providing high-performance, geographically-diverse origin storage is critical to achieving great user experiences when attempting to reach global audiences – particularly when it comes to serving fast-growing regions like Latin America and Asia-Pacific," said Bill Wohnoutka, vice president of global internet and content delivery solutions for CenturyLink. 

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