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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Retail Redefined: How to keep up in a changing world

The world of retail is changing fast. Technology is redefining what has always been among the most adaptable of British industries. Robots. Drones. Augmented Reality. Virtual Reality. Checkout-free stores. Automated smartphone payments. Chatbots. These are all future advancements shaping the aisles, shelves, stockrooms and shopfloors of retailers nationwide.

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What’s in store for the public sector in 2018?

We’re only a few weeks into 2018 and it’s already been a busy time for the public sector, with cabinet reshuffles and talks of a potential second EU referendum dominating the news agenda.
It's set to be a significant year for the tech players supporting governments, too, with the introduction of the general data protection regulation (GDPR) also playing centre stage in just a few months' time. So what should we expect this year from the public sector?

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