CenturyLink joins Azure networking managed service provider programme

To help customers better connect, migrate, manage and optimise their Microsoft Azure environments, CenturyLink has joined the networking managed service provider (MSP) programme for Microsoft Azure. CenturyLink can now provide comprehensive network and consultation services around Azure services to make it easier for customers to connect and build cloud solutions.

“Our customers need comprehensive support as they deploy an increasing array of applications in cloud environments like Microsoft Azure,” stated Paul Savill, senior vice president, enterprise product and services, CenturyLink. “As an Azure networking MSP partner with a global fibre footprint, we have the scale, reach and expertise to deliver integrated Azure cloud and hybrid networking solutions across the world and at the Edge.”

With these consultation services, CenturyLink is using its combined expertise as a networking provider and IT services consultant to offer the enterprise a tailored and seamless customer experience around Azure’s network products and services. CenturyLink’s expansive global fibre network and service capabilities can help customers optimise application performance, lower cost and ensure security. CenturyLink and Microsoft also recently reached an agreement for CenturyLink to provide high performance network connections to Azure locations.

“We welcome CenturyLink to our networking managed service provider programme,” said Ross Ortega, partner programme manager, Microsoft Azure Networking at Microsoft. “Azure customers can now look to CenturyLink to build cloud solutions with high performance and predictable networking and security.”

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