CenturyLink Debuts Google, IBM Cloud Integrations

CenturyLink has expanded its cloud connectivity and services portfolio to include the IBM Cloud Object Storage platform.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

April 5, 2019

2 Min Read
Integration strategy

CenturyLink on Thursday unveiled new integrations with Google and IBM, and a new global agreement with Streamroot.

CenturyLink’s Vyvx suite of fiber-based broadcast services now provides secure connectivity into the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Vyvx Cloud Connect provides broadcasters, as well as studios and stadium venues, a path for getting live and linear video in and out of the cloud.

Garrett Gee, CenturyLink’s senior vice president of indirect and alliances, tells Channel Partners that his company’s partners now have the ability to offer their customers broadcast quality, secure video transport into and out of the Google Cloud Platform through Vyvx Cloud Connect.


CenturyLink’s Garrett Gee

“By bringing our network into Google Cloud Platform, partners can offer access to one of the richest ecosystems of video transformation software as a service,” he said.

CenturyLink also has expanded its cloud connectivity and services portfolio to include the IBM Cloud Object Storage platform. With the addition of this storage option, CenturyLink can offer media and entertainment companies a “more scalable, highly-available and secure way” to improve the management and delivery of their content globally.

IBM Cloud Object Storage offers CenturyLink customers a centralized, scalable solution so they can manage and move content securely and at high speed. IBM Cloud Object Storage can handle content libraries of any size for management and delivery, which is particularly important to media and entertainment companies that need to rapidly move and manage large, complex and sensitive data, according to CenturyLink.

And Streamroot‘s peer-to-peer networking solutions now can be used in combination with CenturyLink’s content delivery network (CDN). Called CenturyLink CDN Mesh Delivery, the platform leverages a software-based mesh network to easily manage peak traffic loads.

CenturyLink’s new mesh delivery platform sources video content from both a CDN and a mesh network of devices watching the same stream. This allows for “rapid scalability and resiliency,” even within hard-to-reach markets, according to CenturyLink.

CenturyLink partners now have more business opportunities to sell our CDN, which can be bundled with a scalable and secure cloud object storage platform,” Gee said. “Partners can also provide high-performing content delivery solutions in APAC, LATAM and MEA, where demand for CDN services is growing significantly faster than in Europe and North America.”

“Streamroot’s work with CenturyLink demonstrates once more that the future of OTT streaming belongs to hybrid delivery,” said Pierre-Louis Théron, Streamroot’s CEO and co-founder. “The combination of CenturyLink’s world-class CDN with Streamroot’s proven peer-to-peer technology provides broadcasters a robust and scalable OTT delivery solution, and ushers in a new standard for large-scale video delivery to audiences around the world.”

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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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