Why an Azure Expert Managed Services Provider Matters

CenturyLink becomes a Microsoft Azure Expert MSP

“The cloud is more efficient.”

“It immediately simplifies how we operate.”

“Using individual cloud tools and services on-demand (in isolation) is best.”

“It will make our life better.”

And of course … “Oh, it’s cheaper!”

All too many times we hear these assumptions in the marketplace. Yet time and time again, we hear of one reputable company after another speak to the horrors and struggles of implementing cloud methodologies on their own. Finding service providers who are truly a trusted partner is difficult, but when found, they can unlock a significant amount of value for an organization's journey to the cloud.

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Management Considerations in the Hybrid Cloud

What does management mean to you in a hybrid cloud environment? Is it about having control over hardware choices or onsite Account Management presence from your cloud vendors?

It’s important to understand how you will manage the different services within your hybrid cloud – and how that management, whether that’s vendor account management or general IT support and management, will differ from platform to platform.

We help lots of customers integrate public cloud services into their IT environment, but for some, they need more management and control than what the public cloud alone can offer.

As part of our whitepaper series on Hybrid Cloud considerations, today, we’re going to look at a number of areas where private cloud and hybrid cloud solutions can offer more management and control to suit your needs. For the full whitepaper, see Hybrid Cloud: Choosing the right cloud for your workload.

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Security in a Hybrid Cloud Environment

Achieving more choice in how you manage your security with a private cloud solution

In our series of blogs, we are looking at how an agile private cloud solution can support your hybrid cloud strategy, as part of our whitepaper Hybrid Cloud: Choosing the right cloud for your workload. CenturyLink works with customers across a range of different cloud types: private, public, hybrid and on-premise IT – but a certain business need or workload fits a certain type of cloud service. We’re helping to uncover which workload fits which cloud type to make it easier for you to find the right hybrid cloud mix for your business.

This time we’re looking at security in a private cloud environment.

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Managing Scale in the Hybrid Cloud

When does Private Cloud make the best economic sense for your business?

We sometimes assume that the public cloud is the best place for a resource-hungry application that is expected to scale rapidly. However, in some cases, a different approach may be best suited depending on your application's needs, and how you want to manage scale across your environment.

Today we’re looking at why private cloud can sometimes be the best option for managing scalability within your hybrid cloud estate. (For more info, see our whitepaper on Hybrid Cloud: Choosing the right cloud for your workload).

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CenturyLink achieves Amazon Web Services Managed Service Provider Partner status

MONROE, La., Aug. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced it has been named an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Managed Service Provider (MSP) Partner. The achievement highlights CenturyLink's ongoing commitment to building robust services on AWS to deliver digital transformation to businesses on their cloud journeys.

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Case Study | Serco: Helping the public sector to transform to provide better services with lower costs

Find out how CenturyLink is helping the public sector to transform to provide better services with lower costs.

CenturyLink enables Serco's core network through a combination of data centre, security, managed network and professional services. CenturyLink also provides a variety of services as part of Serco's customer solutions, such as managed IP VPNs to connect remote customer sites or data centres.

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Accelerating Your Digital Customer Experience With Dynatrace & CenturyLink

CenturyLink and Dynatrace make it possible for enterprises to adopt the latest cloud and hybrid IT technologies so they can scale for the future, all the while being able to dive deep and see the performance of every application and how it impacts every user - on-premise or in the cloud. Get started with Dynatrace on CenturyLink's Hybrid & Multi-Cloud Platform today!

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How the cloud can reimagine patient services

There are over 200 NHS Trusts across the UK - each of which visibly displays passionate, dedicated, world-class staff, that go above and beyond to deliver vital services to patients. As a nation we are rightfully proud of our National Health Service and the work it carries out day-in, day-out.

Yet, even such a vital and necessary service has significant challenges to address.

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Case Study | Mammoet: Transforming the business to reduce cost and boost flexibility and security

Mammoet chose CenturyLink because instead of providing the solution that was asked for, it took a consultative approach, looked at the problem in detail and was the only RFP respondent to propose a different way of tackling the issue.

In 2016, CenturyLink began implementing a global Adaptive Network Security (ANS) backbone to connect Mammoet's locations around the world. ANS is a flexible, multi-layered network-based security service delivered via the cloud, negating the requirement for firewalls at each location. The global network of sites was transferred over to the new solution in about seven months.

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How technology can reimagine the delivery of local services

As the most successful parties celebrates the outcome of last week's local government elections, the in-trays of the newly elected councilors will already be quickly filling up. How we can deliver more services for less? In what ways can we harness technology to prevent the culling of key local services? How can we empower citizens to self-help? These questions have already confronted incumbent counsellors for some time and will almost certainly pose new challenges to those recently selected to represent their local communities.

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