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CenturyLink Expands Cloud Alliance with Dell and VMware in Asia Pacific
SINGAPORE, July 7, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

-- CenturyLink to offer customers in region unmatched hybrid cloud capabilities 
and flexibility  based on Dell and VMware cloud solutions 

CenturyLink, Inc. ( ) (NYSE: CTL) today announced 
it has expanded its global cloud alliance with Dell Technologies, Inc.  and 
VMware, Inc. to offer a hybrid cloud solution designed to help digital 
businesses in Asia Pacific successfully modernize their application workloads 
and manage their cloud journey.

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According to IDC(1) FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2020 Predictions -- APEJ 
Implications, by 2021, over 90 percent of enterprises in Asia Pacific Excluding 
Japan (APEJ) will rely on a mix of on-premises/dedicated private cloud, several 
public clouds and legacy platforms to meet their infrastructure needs.

This collaboration immediately offers customers the benefits of a fully managed 
software-defined datacenter (SDDC) solution deployable in more than 2,200 
CenturyLink network-connected private and public datacenters globally. This 
complete SDDC solution with built-in automation enables improved security and 
new levels of control and scalability across private and public clouds to 
deliver a consistent customer experience. 

Ignatius Wong, director, product management, hybrid cloud & IT solutions at 
CenturyLink Asia Pacific said: "This cloud alliance brings innovation from 
today's leading cloud technology providers for a scalable, secure and 
high-performance architecture to ensure a seamless transition to the cloud and 
help businesses looking to leverage a hybrid cloud strategy to meet the demands 
of a digital reality."

IDC(1) has also emphasized that as cloud services become core to enterprises, 
the IT environments they operate in grow more complex. Multiple public cloud, 
private cloud and traditional systems need to be interconnected, integrated and 
collectively managed. Coupled with the relatively low skills in APEJ to manage 
cloud implementation across private and public clouds, the situation is forcing 
enterprises to seek a managed cloud services deployment model to help them 
effectively run and optimize their on- and off-premises cloud.

Wong added: "Customers adopting a multi and hybrid cloud approach can also use 
CenturyLink's Cloud Application Manager to coordinate the delivery of 
infrastructure, applications and services across the private or public cloud 
with greater agility, flexibility and control. CenturyLink can deliver an 
end-to-end solution to help customers achieve their multi and hybrid cloud 
vision, while also minimizing IT downtime and migration risk."

Enterprises can also benefit from CenturyLink Cloud Connect solutions, which 
deliver secure, high-performance, and virtualized networking functionality to 
leading public and private clouds. This includes the ability to self-provision 
network connectivity to leading public clouds on demand utilizing CenturyLink's 
Cloud Connect Dynamic Connections.

"Cloud technology has brought immense and undeniable benefits to enterprises 
worldwide," said David Bate, vice president, cloud, VMware, Asia Pacific Japan. 
"Through this joint offering that VMware is bringing together with CenturyLink 
and Dell, our APAC customers will be able to achieve a higher level of 
flexibility and scalability in their cloud strategy. This is also in line with 
our aim to help customers build and deploy modern applications from the data 
center, to the cloud and the edge, and to offer the ability to migrate 
seamlessly between environments with no constraints."  

Key Facts:
    -- CenturyLink is a VMware Premier Cloud Provider Partner, as well as a 
       Dell Technologies Global Platinum Partner. 
    -- CenturyLink Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation™ is CenturyLink's 
       managed private cloud service built on VMware Cloud Foundation and 
       enabled by Dell Technologies' PowerEdge servers.

Additional Resource:
    -- 1: IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2020 Predictions -- APEJ 
       Implications ( )
       (Doc # AP45762119, January 2020) 
    -- Learn more about CenturyLink's Hybrid Cloud Solutions: 
    -- For more detail on Cloud Connect and Cloud Connect Dynamic 
       Connections, visit:

About CenturyLink
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a technology leader delivering hybrid networking, 
cloud connectivity, and security solutions to customers around the world. 
Through its extensive global fiber network, CenturyLink provides secure and 
reliable services to meet the growing digital demands of businesses and 
consumers. CenturyLink strives to be the trusted connection to the networked 
world and is focused on delivering technology that enhances the customer 
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