A new CenturyLink IBM deal calls for customers to connect via CenturyLink Cloud Connection solutions to the IBM Cloud. CenturyLink’s service is designed to help customers establish low latency connections on a global basis, the company announced today.
The IBM Cloud connection builds on earlier collaboration between the companies; CenturyLink already supports IBM Business Resiliency Services and IBM Cloud Managed Services.
The CenturyLink IBM Deal
The deal also builds on CenturyLink’s efforts to provide customers with cloud connection options. As we reported just a few weeks ago, CenturyLink started offering dedicated and private access to the Oracle Cloud via the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect. The CenturyLink Oracle deal enables Oracle FastConnect subscribers to use CenturyLink Cloud Connect Solutions to gain what CenturyLink calls a direct and secure connection that doesn’t come in contact with the Internet.
A month earlier, we reported that CenturyLink had started to support Google Cloud Partner Interconnect, a service from Google Cloud that allows customers to connect to the Google Cloud Platform from anywhere.
With the latest collaboration, CenturyLink Cloud Connection users in Amsterdam; Ashburn, Va.; Atlanta; Chicago; Dallas; Denver; London; Los Angeles; New York City; Paris; Reston, Va.; San Jose, Calif.; São Paulo; Seattle and Toronto will be able to connect to the IBM cloud via CenturyLink-enabled Wavelengths and IP VPN connectivity.
“Our expanded collaboration with IBM enables us to deliver even more cloud connectivity options for customers, including those in Latin America and Europe,” said Chris McReynolds, CenturyLink vice president of core network services, in a prepared statement. “As a trusted network provider, CenturyLink is focused on delivering a network experience that can match and enhance users’ cloud experience.”
CenturyLink also has joined the IBM Cloud Direct Link Service Provider Program, designed to provide enterprises with fast, secure and reliable worldwide connectivity. CenturyLink offers customers an array of Layer 1, 2 and 3 connectivity options.