CenturyLink acquires cloud startup ElasticBox

Staff writer
Telco SDN/NFV Asia

CenturyLink has announced the acquisition of ElasticBox, a multi-cloud application management service for an undisclosed amount.

The acquisition combines the ElasticBox platform with the global network, hosting and delivery capabilities of CenturyLink.

ElasticBox, a startup with offices in San Francisco and Madrid, enables enterprise IT organizations to orchestrate the deployment of applications and create a self-service catalog of applications and infrastructure.

Aamir Hussain, CenturyLink CTO said the acquisition of ElasticBox strengthens and enhances CenturyLink's development and deployment of multi-cloud services management capabilities, as well as the company’s ability to deliver end-to-end network and hybrid IT services to business customers globally.

 “The ElasticBox multi-cloud management platform frees businesses to focus on issues that are central to their organization rather than spending time and resources managing multiple clouds,” Hussain noted.

ElasticBox enables application orchestration for more than 12 different cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services, IBM's SoftLayer, Microsoft Azure and VMware. ElasticBox recently added support for CenturyLink Cloud and more feature support for Google Compute Engine and OpenStack. ElasticBox also supports Docker and Amazon ECS containers, and recently added Kubernetes as another destination for applications. These deployment options enable customers to package a range of applications into a container and manage it via ElasticBox.

CenturyLink and Nxtra Data Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bharti Airtel, meanwhile announced an exclusive business partnership to provide advanced hosting and managed IT services to enterprises in India.

This exclusive partnership brings Nxtra Data's Indiadata center management expertise together with CenturyLink's cost-effective hosting, managed services and cloud capabilities to serve businesses and government organizations in India.

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