CenturyLink Updates Private Cloud Service

CenturyLink has enhanced its private cloud service.

The CenturyLink Dedicated Cloud Compute (DCC) Foundation is a private service based on VMware Cloud Foundation and HPE ProLiant servers. The carrier has updated the architecture for the service to embrace a converged, software-defined data center model. It’s available to customers and channel partners in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

“With today’s digital economy fueling increased demands on IT infrastructure, the latest enhancements to our DCC service, based on VMware Cloud Foundation, build on CenturyLink’s proficiency in helping enterprises in their digital transformation,” said David Shacochis, vice president of Hybrid IT product management at CenturyLink. “The software-defined data center approach enables the flexible delivery of enterprise applications connected to our global network, across 32 hosting locations on four continents. With this service, businesses can rapidly deploy new workloads and innovations in an easily scalable, highly secure environment.”

Integration of DCC Foundation with CenturyLink Cloud Application Manager further enhances support of multi-tiered hybrid-cloud configurations.

“The impact of cloud is undeniable, reshaping the way IT operates, the way IT functions as an organization and the role IT plays within the business,” said Geoff Waters, vice president of global cloud sales at VMware. “Working with partners such as CenturyLink, VMware’s cloud strategy is to help customers run, manage, connect and secure their entire application portfolio across clouds and devices, leveraging a common operating environment. Together we will help our mutual customers drive digital transformation and gain the greatest advantage from cloud computing.”

As a partner in the HPE Partner Ready for Service Providers Program, CenturyLink also provides HPE customers access to CenturyLink services, such as managed hosting, storage, cloud, application services, big data solutions and colocation. These services, offered on HPE infrastructure solutions and technologies, provide compelling value for organizations seeking hybrid IT solutions.

CenturyLink runs one of the world’s largest VMware clouds, with more than 100,000 virtual machines under management for enterprise and government clients which deliver critical applications over a global network spanning numerous countries.