CenturyLink has announced the availability of its global managed hosting services in China, expanding the availability of its Asia-Pacific capabilities to better serve multinational corporations conducting business in the world’s second-largest economy.
CenturyLink customers can now access a comprehensive portfolio of managed hosting, security, cloud hosting and networking solutions through a Shanghai data center.
The new managed hosting, colocation and cloud presence in China is delivered through CenturyLink’s agreement with Neusoft, an IT solutions and services provider in China which has extensive market shares and customer bases in many infrastructure industries across the country. Businesses that need assistance entering the China market can also access extended services from CenturyLink through the Neusoft agreement.
“For multinational corporations looking to grow their customer base, entering China presents enormous opportunities and challenges,” said Gery Messer, CenturyLink managing director, Asia Pacific. “CenturyLink makes it easy for businesses to host within China’s borders, offering access to the same highly secure managed services and consistent IT experience available across our global footprint.”
Global IT Providers
The data center is located in the Shanghai Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone and operated by GDS, a provider of data center services in China. Citic Telecom CPC, an information and communication technology solutions provider and long-time CenturyLink provider in the Asia-Pacific region, serves as the network provider.
“We are excited to collaborate with CenturyLink to meet the demand from its impressive enterprise customer base for China-based managed hosting solutions,” said Angela Wang, senior vice president at Neusoft. “This collaboration offers clients a unique opportunity to expand their IT presence into China by leveraging the resources of two world-class global IT providers to help simplify the complexities inherent in China.”
CenturyLink’s expansion into China comes as the company continues its 2014 global data center expansions, including the recent opening of a second data center in the Toronto market. The growth is in direct response to ongoing demand for colocation, hybrid IT and cloud services in strategic markets.
Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations.