CenturyLink Reports Capacity and Geographic Expansions
Data center operator CenturyLink (CTL) has announced an expansion of its global data center footprint in the first half of 2015. So just what does this expansion look like? Here are the details.
But first a little background. Last year CenturyLink made a bigger play for the managed services market by unveiling what it called a managed cloud service with utility-style pricing. Many of these services were actually on-demand application, operating and infrastructure services, billed by consumption. Now it looks like the company is expanding its capacity.
CenturyLink has completed data center expansion projects in Boston, London, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Phoenix, Seattle and Washington, D.C. during that period and it also grew its market presence into Australia and central Washington.
“As enterprises increasingly consolidate their on-premise and sprawling data center infrastructures, and move workloads to the cloud, they want outsourcing options that are flexible, reliable and in specific geographic regions,” said Drew Leonard, vice president of colocation product management at CenturyLink, in a prepared statement.
“Many of our customers are turning to CenturyLink as their strategic partner as they move toward hybrid IT environments to help manage their legacy and cloud workloads. This allows them to focus on objectives tied to business goals instead of worrying about IT infrastructure operations.”