CenturyLink Cloud is now available in Australia effective April as the company seeks to widen its coverage both locally and internationally.
For beginners, the CenturyLink Cloud platform delivers enterprise-class control, agility, scalability and security backed by an industry-leading global network. Commenting on the new development, Gery Messer, CenturyLink Managing Director, Asia Pacific said it is all a sign of their continued commitment to better service delivery.
“Launching the CenturyLink Cloud node in Australia signals our strong commitment to this key growth market. 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.”
Besides expansion, CenturyLink has long been committed to operational excellence as well – the Company received the 2015 “Company of the Year Award – The Cloud Industry, North America” from Frost & Sullivan. The award recognizes CenturyLink’s hybrid IT portfolio for meeting the needs of the next generation of technical and line-of-business cloud users for highly automated, efficient, reliable and flexible IT services.
CenturyLink is also the first company to pursue the Management & Operations certification by the Uptime Institute across its global data center portfolio, with all certifications expected to be completed by the end of 2016. Business research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan has predicted that cloud spending in Asia Pacific will reach US$20 billion in 2018. CenturyLink’s presence in Asia-Pacific which dates back to 1999 will be a strategic one towards realization of that.
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.