CenturyLink Adds IaaS Offering for Federal Agencies

CenturyLink Government Cloud is now part of the company’s hybrid IT services portfolio.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

February 16, 2016

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CenturyLink has added a new infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offering that’s now available to federal government agencies via its General Services Administration (GSA) Networx contract.

CenturyLink Government Cloud is now part of the company’s hybrid IT services portfolio. It brings together public, private and hybrid cloud services, enabling agencies to migrate and extend their data-center workloads to the cloud while complying with federal security standards.

CenturyLink plans to make the service available on other GSA contracts.{ad}

Through the VMware vCloud Air Network Managed Services Provider Model, CenturyLink is using VMware vCloud Government Services.  This IaaS product is accredited under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).

“CenturyLink’s collaboration with VMware enables us to help government agencies move their IT services to the cloud via innovative infrastructure services that are built on a secure, FedRAMP-approved platform,” said Tim Meehan, CenturyLink’s senior vice president and general manager. “CenturyLink Government Cloud combines the power of the VMware cloud with our carrier-class network and secure data centers, positioning us as a leading provider of hybrid IT solutions to the government.”

FedRAMP is a government-wide risk management framework that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. Managed by GSA, the program was designed to provide a cost-effective, risk-based approach for the federal government’s adoption and use of cloud-based services.

CenturyLink is ranked No. 37 on Washington Technology’s 2015 Top 100 list of federal government IT contractors.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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