CenturyLink is purchasing AppFog, a Platform as a Service provider, according to a report in Tech Crunch citing an unnamed source at the telco.
Savvis, CenturyLink's data center and cloud provider subsidiary, is giving customers that have operations in the Asia Pacific region access to its Cloud Application Database service, one that enables businesses to quickly get access to an operational database or disaster recovery solution.
Savvis, CenturyLink's data center and cloud services subsidiary, is increasing its data center footprint by adding capacity in eight existing sites and lighting up two new data centers in Hong Kong and London.
CenturyLink saw an uptick in broadband and Prism IPTV subscribers that drove up its Q1 2013 strategic consumer revenues 5.4 percent year-over-year to $620 million, but the carrier's overall consumer revenues declined, and it forecast "significantly lower" broadband growth in the next quarter.
SDN is a new buzz word in the telecom and IT worlds, with promises of automation and enhanced service provisioning times. Yet despite its potential, the SDN concept comes with a number of challenges. Besides the lack of an industry standard, service providers and vendors need to figure out how to integrate SDN with existing OSS/BSS.
Savvis, CenturyLink's cloud and data center subsidiary, was named as one of the top managed hosting providers in North America on Gartner's Magic Quadrant where it is directly competing with AT&T and Verizon.
During the past three years, the wireline industry has gone through rapid change as various vendors and service providers have either been bought or purchased other companies.
Jim Ousley, the CEO of Savvis, CenturyLink's data center and cloud subsidiary on Thursday announced that he will retire from the company on April 1.
Savvis, the data center and cloud subsidiary of CenturyLink, on Tuesday opened a new data center serving the London metro market.
On the surface, cloud or IT infrastructure service initiatives appear to be attractive offerings for telecom service providers, but are they? Cloud or Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) explicitly involves network services and hosting/IT infrastructure services. However, telecom operators have been slow to adopt these new services.