CenturyLink Acquires ElasticBox

CenturyLink has acquired ElasticBox, a multi-cloud application management service.

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.

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

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 continues to focus on innovation and expertise, and adding ElasticBox’s capabilities to our portfolio furthers our commitment,” Hussain said. “With our strengths in performance, reliability and security, we are committed to deliver cloud solutions that help create great customer experiences by putting the needs of businesses at the center of what we do and connecting them to the power of the digital world.”

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