MONROE, La. – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced it now offers access to its full suite of managed hybrid IT services to regional and multinational corporations in Australia with the extension of its data center footprint into the country through an agreement with independent Data-Center-as-a-Service provider NEXTDC Limited.
CenturyLink’s comprehensive portfolio of managed hybrid IT services comprises network, managed hosting services, colocation and cloud. The company has offered network services to more than 50 regional and multinational corporations in Australia since 2002, and plans to deploy its public cloud service within the country later this year. Starting today, managed hosting and colocation services can be accessed through NEXTDC’s network of five next-generation data centers in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Perth.
Through the agreement, CenturyLink and NEXTDC can sell into each other’s data centers. This innovative approach to outsourcing will be invaluable for Australian businesses wanting to enhance their international reach with CenturyLink’s managed hybrid IT services, and for existing global CenturyLink customers to quickly and easily gain a physical presence in Australia.
The availability of CenturyLink’s global managed hosting services in Australia continues the company’s recent momentum in Asia Pacific, including the recent launch of its public cloud platform in Singapore, the expansion of its managed hosting services into China and the availability of its Private Cloud service in all 58 of its global data centers. The company also earned industry analyst recognition for its Asia-Pacific cloud-enabled managed hosting capabilities, and received a Brill Award from the Uptime Institute for Asia-Pacific data centers facilities management.
Rated by Deloitte in its APAC Tech Fast500 as Asia Pacific’s fastest-growing telecommunications company, NEXTDC’s quality-first design philosophy saw the company win a 2015 Uptime Institute Brill Award for Efficient IT in the Product Solutions category for the APAC region, and NEXTDC’s Sydney data center achieve the inaugural 2014 DatacenterDynamics APAC Award for Innovation in the Mega-Data Center.
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