Realizing the growing need for Cloud services, CenturyLink, Inc. has announced that they will unfurl CenturyLink Cloud services in the APAC region. CenturyLink, Inc., an American multinational company which is known to provide communications and data services to residential, business, governmental and wholesale customers will spread to Singapore.
CenturyLink made its first Asia Pacific operations in 1999 and its virtualized service in the region in 2007 and plans to explore additional international expansions and product launches in this year in the Asia Pacific region. This expansion of the Cloud platform to Singapore bears the possibility of turning out to be a single, trusted provider for public and private Cloud infrastructure, managed services, collocation, networking and support for advanced hybrid scenarios. Prior to this the company had its Cloud services available in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Germany. CenturyLink has also expanded their managed Cloud service presence to China and their Private Cloud services has been made available to 58 of its data centers.
Frost & Sullivan, a consulting firm providing market research and analysis, has shown that in the year 2014 Asia-Pacific region has spent almost US $6.6 billion on public cloud service and has also made the prediction that cloud spending will exceed US $20 billion in 2018, owing to factors such as an increasing openness to outsource workloads to cloud, greater collaboration between business and technology decision makers in the procurement of IT, and the availability of more mature cloud offerings in the market.
Positive about the outcome of Cloud services, Gery Messer, CenturyLink managing director, Asia Pacific said, “The launch of a CenturyLink Cloud node in Singapore further enhances our position as a leading managed hybrid IT provider for businesses with operations in the Asia-Pacific region.”