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By Chris Kibler, Senior Manager, Service Provider Marketing, VMware

To deepen the level of software-defined data center (SDDC) technologies available to enterprise customers, vCloud Air Network service provider CenturyLink has announced it has expanded its global strategic collaboration with VMware.

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A Hybrid Cloud Powered service provider in the vCloud Air Network, CenturyLink has data center locations in Ontario, Toronto, Singapore, Slough, Santa Clara, and Virginia. CenturyLink’s collaboration with VMware will help preserve and enhance customer investments in on-premises data centers and extend strategic workloads and applications to the cloud. As a vCloud Air Network service provider, CenturyLink customers will be able to leverage VMware technologies with CenturyLink’s portfolio of network, managed hosting, and cloud solutions.

 

“More companies are looking for service provider expertise in managing public and private cloud solutions in various hybrid IT models. The expansion of our long-standing relationship with VMware benefits our customers through further enhancements to our cloud portfolio with deeper integration of VMware technologies.”

-Bill Corbin, Senior Vice President of Strategic Partner Alliances & Channel Operations, CenturyLink

 

Geoff Waters, VP Global Service Provider Channel at VMware adds, “[business leaders] want simplicity, security, and choice in how they consume and leverage IT services. With a robust set of organizations utilizing VMware technologies, customers can benefit even further from CenturyLink’s expertise in building, managing, and securing cloud environments across critical workloads, hybrid infrastructure, and vital network links.”

 

With their CenturyLink Cloud, one of the largest vSphere-based multi-tenant cloud environments in the world, as well as the CenturyLink Dedicated Cloud Compute offering, CenturyLink and VMware continue to bring innovative solutions to market, with this latest collaboration further strengthening their efforts.

 

To read the full press release on the CenturyLink and VMware collaboration, click here.

 

To learn more about CenturyLink and the vCloud Air Network, click here.

 

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