CenturyLink Expands Its Cloud Platform to Australia

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL), a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company, continues its international expansion by launching a CenturyLink Cloud node in Sydney, Australia. The CenturyLink Cloud platform delivers enterprise-grade control, agility, scalability and security backed by a global network.

Businesses based or operating in Australia can now turn to CenturyLink for public and private cloud infrastructure, managed services, colocation, network connectivity and support for advanced hybrid solutions. The Sydney cloud node joins the company’s other available cloud locations in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany and Singapore.

microsoft-azure-australia“Launching the CenturyLink Cloud node in Australia signals our strong commitment to this key growth market,” said Gery Messer, CenturyLink managing director, Asia Pacific. “We’re seeing increased customer demand for IT services in Australia, which is one of the most connected countries in the world. Thanks to our continued investment in Asia Pacific, many more organizations are achieving success on their hybrid IT journeys.”

CenturyLink’s presence in Asia-Pacific dates back to 1999, and numerous regional and multinational corporations in Australia are among its customers.

The Australia cloud node is one of several recent cloud advancements for CenturyLink. In early March, the CenturyLink Development Center opened in St. Louis with a focus on building cloud-based managed services that help drive increased value for businesses. In January, the company launched Relational Database (DB) Service, a MySQL-compatible database-as-a-service designed to meet application developers’ rapid software requirements and drive more agile IT.

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