In order to give its customers more choices, CenturyLink announced today that it has expanded its private cloud offerings to include Dell servers.
Specifically, CenturyLink Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation is now available on Dell EMC PowerEdge servers. CenturyLink said the expansion resulted in a complete software-defined data center (SDDC) solution based on the Dell Technologies stack by combining Dell EMC PowerEdge servers with the VMware Cloud Foundation software architecture into a fully automated and fully-managed service.
The combination brings together compute, storage, security and network virtualization into a single resource stack that also is backed by CenturyLink's staff.
“As our customers continue on their digital transformation journeys, it is common to find workloads that don’t fit in the public cloud, yet still require reliable automation, simple operations, and resilient data protection,” said CenturyLink's David Shacochis, vice president of Hybrid IT product management, in a prepared statement. “With this new capability, we continue to give customers more ways to tap into the power of the software-defined data center while staying connected to a range of hybrid cloud venues through our adaptive, global fiber network.”
CenturyLink Private Cloud is available in 31 hosting locations on four continents. Integration of CenturyLink Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation with CenturyLink Cloud Application Manager provides better support for ongoing monitoring and support for business workloads, according to CenturyLink.The telco's private cloud service is also available on HPE technology.
CenturyLink's partnership with VMware is deep as it runs one of the world’s largest VMware clouds, with more than 100,000 virtual machines under management for enterprise and government clients over a global network spanning more than 60 countries.
Last year, after a nearly six-month process, CenturyLink gained Amazon Web Services' (AWS) stamp of approval by being named as a Managed Service Provider Partner.
CenturyLink struck up a partnership with Oracle Cloud in 2018, and it also announced support for Google Cloud Partner Interconnect, a service from Google Cloud that allows customers to connect to the Google Cloud Platform from anywhere in the world.