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CenturyLink launches Aussie cloud node

CenturyLink has expanded its cloud offering into Australia with the launch of a CenturyLink Cloud node in Sydney.

The communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company already has cloud nodes in Singapore – where it launched last year – along with the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Germany.

Gery Messer, CenturyLink Asia Pacific managing director, says the Sydney launch shows the company’s ‘strong commitment to this key growth market’.

“We’re seeing increased customer demand for IT services in Australia, which is one of the most connected countries in the world,” Messer says.

CenturyLink says businesses based or operating in Australia can now use CenturyLink as a ‘single, trusted provider’ for public and private cloud infrastructure, managed services, colocation, network connectivity and support for advanced hybrid solutions.

Frost & Sullivan has forecast cloud spend in Asia Pacific to hit US$20 billion in 2018.

The Australian launch follows last months launch of the CenturyLink Development Centre in St Louis. The centre is focused on building cloud-based managed services that help drive increased value for businesses.

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