CenturyLink expands cloud platform to Australia

Staff writer
Telco SDN/NFV Asia

CenturyLink has announced the availability of CenturyLink Cloud in Australia.

The CenturyLink Cloud platform delivers enterprise-class control, agility, scalability and security backed by an industry-leading global network.

Businesses based or operating in Australia can now turn to a single, trusted provider for public and private cloud infrastructure, managed services, colocation, network connectivity and support for advanced hybrid solutions.

The Sydney cloud node joins the company's other available cloud locations in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, and Singapore.

Gery Messer, CenturyLink managing director, Asia Pacific, said “Launching the CenturyLink Cloud node in Australia signals our strong commitment to this key growth market.

“We're seeing increased customer demand for IT services in Australia, which is one of the most connected countries in the world. Thanks to our continued investment in Asia Pacific, many more organizations are achieving success on their hybrid IT journeys,” the executive said.

Business research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan predicts cloud spending in Asia Pacific will reach $20 billion in 2018.

CenturyLink's presence in Asia-Pacific dates back to 1999. Numerous regional and multinational corporations in Australia are customers.

The Australia cloud node is one of several recent cloud advancements for CenturyLink. In early March, the CenturyLink Development Center opened in St. Louis with a focus on building cloud-based managed services that help drive increased value for businesses. In January, the company launched Relational Database (DB) Service, a MySQL-compatible database-as-a-service designed to meet application developers' rapid software requirements and drive more agile IT.

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