CenturyLink Cloud Connect delivers private network connectivity to IBM Cloud

CenturyLink has announced it will deliver secure, dedicated and private network connectivity to the IBM Cloud through CenturyLink Cloud Connect solutions.

This direct connectivity is designed to deliver greater flexibility so customers can innovate more effectively by establishing low-latency connections on a global basis across a private network to the IBM Cloud through IBM Cloud Direct Link.

The extended collaboration between CenturyLink and IBM builds on CenturyLink’s existing support for IBM Business Resiliency Services and IBM Cloud Managed Services.

With CenturyLink Cloud Connect, support for IBM Cloud Direct Link is now available in several key locations across North America, Europe and Latin America. IBM Cloud customers will now be able to connect through CenturyLink-enabled Wavelengths and IP VPN connectivity 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.

“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, vice president of core network services, CenturyLink. “As a trusted network provider, CenturyLink is focused on delivering a network experience that can match and enhance users’ cloud experience.”

CenturyLink Cloud Connect solutions link organisations’ cloud environments to leading data center and global cloud providers over private and secure networks. CenturyLink’s global reach and extensive Wavelength, Ethernet Services and IP VPN connectivity options are designed to meet today’s hybrid cloud business requirements, including enhanced visibility and dynamic network controls.

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