CenturyLink expands Google Cloud partnership for increased cloud agility

CenturyLink expands Google Cloud partnership for increased cloud agility

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CenturyLink has expanded its partnership with Google Cloud to help drive digital transformation for companies.

The partnership will enable CenturyLink to combine a leading public cloud, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) with CenturyLink IT consulting services.

“Our work with CenturyLink is a prime example of our fast-growing cloud ecosystem and Google Cloud’s commitment to support the technology needs of enterprises today,” said Carolee Gearhart (pictured), vice president of worldwide channel sales at Google Cloud. “We look forward to continuing to expand our partnership with CenturyLink, which brings a wealth of expertise in SAP consulting, big data analytics and secure private networking to public and hybrid cloud workloads.”

As part of the Google Cloud Partner Program, CenturyLink will provide implementation, sales and technical support to enterprises as they develop cloud solutions. The announcement comes less than a year after CenturyLink confirmed that it would connect customers to Google Cloud Partner Interconnect.

Only last month, CenturyLink announced that its global broadcast fibre network, Vyvx Cloud Connect, provides access to GCP by offering multi-site, diverse connectivity paths into GCP for high-bandwidth, high-quality video feeds.

“This partnership enables global enterprises to leverage the power of CenturyLink’s diverse global network combined with our innovative thought leadership in optimising application deployment and advanced IT services that help meet the full range of their hybrid cloud needs,” said Mahesh Dalvi, vice president of global it solutions and managed services, CenturyLink. “Both Google Cloud and CenturyLink are highly focused on tackling complex enterprise needs, including the optimisation of critical workloads such as SAP and Big Data.”

In addition, CenturyLink has established a Google Cloud centre of excellence with certified Google Cloud architects and engineers who are highly skilled in cloud infrastructure, networking, migration and managed services. CenturyLink Cloud Connect Solutions for Google Cloud also gives organisations with enterprise-grade, dedicated connectivity so they can move both private and public workloads from offices and data centres on their wide area networks to Google Cloud Platform in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

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