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CenturyLink Unveils Pay-by-the-Hour Managed ServicesCenturyLink Unveils Pay-by-the-Hour Managed Services

CenturyLink (CTL) has announced new managed services that will be available starting June 30.

Dan Kobialka

June 20, 2014

2 Min Read
CenturyLink Cloud Chief Technology Officer Jared Wray
CenturyLink Cloud Chief Technology Officer Jared Wray

American telecommunications provider CenturyLink (CTL) this week announced it will offer new on-demand managed services. The company will deliver pay-as-you-go cloud-based services that will be available via CenturyLink Cloud starting June 30.

The company’s new managed services will be available through CenturyLink Cloud nodes in Santa Clara, California and Sterling, Virginia.

CenturyLink initially will provide the following eight managed services:

  • Active Directory

  • Apache HTTP Server

  • Apache Tomcat

  • Microsoft Internet Information Services

  • Microsoft SQL Server

  • MySQL

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux

  • Windows

Jared Wray, CenturyLink Cloud’s chief technology officer, commented on the new managed services in a prepared statement:

“CenturyLink continues to change the game in cloud. One-click access to managed services delivers our expert management resources in a new way, providing customers with extraordinary flexibility. As cloud adoption evolves and enterprises pursue new and easier ways to manage their IT infrastructure, the time is right in the industry for an optimized experience that brings cloud together with expert managed services.”

CenturyLink said it also will introduce additional services and global locations in Asia and Europe later this year and integrate its entire portfolio of managed hosting services into its cloud platform.

Launching new managed services appears to correspond with CenturyLink’s long-term goals as well.

CenturyLink has added to its managed hosting and colocation business through the acquisitions of platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provider AppFog and public cloud services company Tier 3, merging them with Savvis to form its Technology Solutions division.

Jeff Von Deylen, CenturyLink Technology Solutions’ president, last November said his company ultimately wants “to provide world-class managed services to global businesses on virtual, dedicated and colocation infrastructures.”

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About the Author(s)

Dan Kobialka

Contributing writer, Penton Technology

Dan Kobialka is a contributing writer for MSPmentor and Talkin' Cloud. In the past, he has produced content for numerous print and online publications, including the Boston Business Journal, Boston Herald and Patch.com. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State College (now Bridgewater State University). In his free time, Kobialka enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football (Go Patriots!).  

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