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CenturyLink extends global data centre footprint into Australia

Zafirah Salim | April 28, 2015
It now offers managed hybrid IT services to regional and multinational corporations across five Australia locations.

CenturyLink announced today its partnership with independent Data-Centre-as-a-Service provider NEXTDC Limited to offer access to its full suite of managed hybrid IT services to regional and multinational corporations in Australia with the extension of its data centre footprint into the country.

Under this partnership, both companies can sell into each other's data centres. According to them, this approach to outsourcing will be invaluable for Australian businesses that want to enhance their international reach with CenturyLink's managed hybrid IT services, and for existing global CenturyLink customers to quickly and easily gain a physical presence in Australia.

From today onwards, managed hosting and colocation services can be accessed through NEXTDC's network of five next-generation data centres in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Perth.

"We are eager to offer our managed hybrid IT services and consistent IT experience to multinational corporations in Australia, one of the most connected countries in the world," said Gery Messer, managing director, Asia Pacific, at CenturyLink. "The extension of CenturyLink's data centre footprint into Australia signifies our commitment to serve growing customer demand for IT services in the Asia-Pacific region."

The availability of CenturyLink's global managed hosting services in Australia continues the company's recent momentum in Asia Pacific, including the recent launch of its public cloud platform in Singapore, the expansion of its managed hosting services into China, and the availability of its Private Cloud service in all 58 of its global data centres.

In a joint media statement, CenturyLink said that it will continue to invest to expand the reach of its global data centre footprint into key markets like Australia. It added that it plans to deploy its public cloud service within the country later this year too.


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