The first US transpacific broadband data and fiber hub has been completed by infrastructure provider Centeris and fiber networking specialist Wave at Puyallup, Washington State. Located at Centeris’ 86-acre datacenter campus, the Transpacific Hub (TPH) provides customer access to explore new business opportunities in the Asia Pacific region.
Datacenter Dynamics — CenturyLink has announced the availability of CenturyLink Cloud in Australia, just over a year after its launch in Singapore. Located in Sydney, CenturyLink says the new cloud node will enable it to deliver enterprise-class control, agility, scalability and security through its global network.
Sonoran Weekly Review — CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL), an integrated communications company, said Wednesday that CenturyLink Cloud is now available in Australia. The CenturyLink Cloud platform delivers enterprise-class control, agility, scalability and security backed by CenturyLink’s global network.
MIS Asia — Chris Levanes, Director of Cloud and Managed Hosting for Asia Pacific at CenturyLink, talks about the need for hybrid cloud for organisations looking to digitally transform themselves, and dispels cloud security myths. With almost 20 years of experience in the IT industry, Levanes is responsible for driving cloud and managed hosting growth strategies and revenues across the Asia Pacific region, including Business Development and Geo-expansion initiatives in his company.
Enterprise Innovation — The debate over whether cloud computing has a place in an organization’s IT strategy has long passed. These days, the questions that remains is how fast the organization will transition to a cloud strategy and whether in some cases the approach will be public or private, or a combination of the two. For many organizations the logical approach is a middle ground that takes into consideration a combination of operational, budget, skills and priorities.
MIS Asia — According to CenturyLink regional director A/NZ, Stuart Mills, a hybrid IT blend of in-house and third-party IT services including colocation, managed hosting, managed services, network solutions and Cloud, can provide highly responsive infrastructure capabilities.
Enterprise Innovation — Since the dot com boom in the 1990s, Singapore has witnessed an increasing demand for greater data capacity. Today, we are seeing new trends such as increased computing and data storage. From adopting physical frames to taking a cloud-centric approach, these trends have greatly reduced data centers’ footprint over the last 20 years. For aging data centers, colocation and cloud hosting is fast becoming an alternative.
Data Center journal — New Q1 data from Synergy Research Group shows the leaders in the worldwide colocation market, with Equinix generating the most colocation revenue and achieving a 9.5% market share. It is followed by Digital Realty, NTT, Verizon, CenturyLink, KDDI, Global Switch and China Telecom.
Continuing with its practice of expanding into new markets through partnerships, CenturyLink partnered with NextDC, one of Australia’s biggest data center providers, to add presence in five major Australia data center markets. Monroe, Louisiana-based CenturyLink will be able to sell colocation services within NextDC facilities as its own, and NextDC will be able to offer its customers space in any of CenturyLink’s data centers around the world, Drew Leonard, vice president of colocation at CenturyLink, said.
One of the United States’ biggest telecommunications companies, CenturyLink, has attacked Telstra on its home soil by launching its popular cloud computing services in Australia. CenturyLink has a market capitalisation of $US20.51 billion ($26.18 billion) and is the third-largest telco in the United States. It is also one of the world’s leading providers of cloud computing and managed services, according to technology analysis firm Gartner.
A NEW public cloud platform made its Asian debut with the official launch of CenturyLink Cloud last month, a move which CenturyLink said was aimed at better serving the changing needs of businesses in the Asia Pacific region. The platform – available in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, and now in this region through one of CenturyLink’s data centres in Singapore – delivers enterprise-class control, agility, scalability and security backed by a global network, the company claimed.
Smart Cities, Internet of Things and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) data generation will drive an explosion in data use in the region – but are public sector organisations ready to address the Big Data opportunity? CenturyLink’s launch of a cloud node in Singapore yesterday was in response to this pent up need from customers, said Gery Messer, Managing Director for the company in Asia Pacific.
CenturyLink, Inc. today announced the availability of CenturyLink Cloud in Asia Pacific. The public cloud platform – available in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada andGermany, and now through one of CenturyLink’s data centers in Singapore – delivers enterprise-class control, agility, scalability and security backed by an industry-leading global network. With the expansion of the public cloud platform to Singapore, businesses in the Asia-Pacific region can turn to a single, trusted provider for public and private cloud infrastructure, managed services, colocation, networking and support for advanced hybrid scenarios.
Communications provider CenturyLink has opened up a Shanghai data centre and announced the availability of its managed hosting service in China. The latest expansion continues the telco’s aggressive move to the cloud, after a series of data openings this year including Toronto, Reading and Chicago. Back in May CenturyLink slashed prices on its cloud storage, in line with competitors, and in August they announced launch of CenturyLink Private Cloud, which aims to combine the security of private with the agility of public cloud. The expanse in Asia brings the total number of data centres at CenturyLink to 57.