CenturyLink Technology Solutions, a large company that delivers managed services for global businesses on virtual, dedicated and colocation platforms, has launched on-demand managed services on its cloud hosting platform, CenturyLink Cloud. Clients can now choose to consume web servers, middleware, directory services and database applications, along with operating systems with pay-by-the hour billing.
While CenturyLink will integrate its entire portfolio of managed hosting services into the CenturyLink Cloud platform, the initial launch debuts eight services: Windows and Red Hat Enterprise Linux managed operating systems, as well as managed applications Active Directory, Apache HTTP Server, Apache Tomcat, Microsoft Internet Information Services, Microsoft SQL Server and MySQL.
“CenturyLink continues to change the game in cloud,” said Jared Wray, chief technology officer, CenturyLink Cloud. “One-click access to managed services delivers our expert management resources in a new way, providing customers with extraordinary flexibility. As cloud adoption evolves and enterprises pursue new and easier ways to manage their IT infrastructure, the time is right in the industry for an optimized experience that brings cloud together with expert managed services.”
US, Europe, Asia
With these new capabilities from CenturyLink, businesses can turn to a single provider for public cloud hosting infrastructure, managed services and support for advanced hybrid networking scenarios.
These cloud-based managed services will be available starting June 30 through CenturyLink Cloud nodes in Santa Clara, California, and Sterling, Virginia, with additional managed services and global locations in Europe and Asia enabled later this year.
During the past year, CenturyLink has added to its managed hosting and colocation business with new cloud capabilities through the acquisitions of AppFog and Tier 3, merging them with Savvis and forming the CenturyLink Technology Solutions business unit.