CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has acquired ElasticBox, a multi-cloud application management service provider, in a move that will deepen the telco's multi-cloud and hybrid IT service capabilities.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
By becoming part of CenturyLink, the ElasticBox platform will be able reach more customers as it will not only gain access to the service provider's global network, but also its broader hosting and delivery capabilities.
ElasticBox brings a number of things to CenturyLink's cloud table.
For one, the company enables applications orchestration for over 12 of the largest cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services, IBM's SoftLayer, Microsoft Azure and VMware. Prior to announcing the acquisition, ElasticBox recently added support for CenturyLink Cloud and more feature support for Google Compute Engine and OpenStack.
Additionally, ElasticBox supports Docker and Amazon ECS containers, and recently added Kubernetes as another destination for applications. Having these deployment options in-house enables customers to package a range of applications into a container and manage it via ElasticBox.
CenturyLink said that it expects its own resources and innovations will improve and leverage the ElasticBox hybrid cloud application management platform to deliver end-to-end network, multi-cloud and hybrid IT managed services.
The ElasticBox acquisition is just one of several moves that CenturyLink has made in recent years to enhance its cloud portfolio. Other cloud-based providers it has acquired include Tier 3 and Platform as a Service (PaaS) provider AppFog and Orchestrate, a managed database provider.
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