Here's a look at some of this week's announcements of customer wins and collaboration:
CenturyLink Expands Services to Procter & Gamble - CenturyLink announced that The Procter & Gamble Company has expanded a web hosting relationships with CenturyLink Technology Solutions that began in 1999 when CenturyLink operated as Savvis. Under the arrangement, CenturyLink will offer hybrid IT infrastructure services through a consumption-based pricing model, empowering Procter & Gamble employees to bundle and select the technology services they need, when they need them. In addition, CenturyLink will provide Procter & Gamble with access to technologies from its ecosystem of solutions from Cisco, NetApp, SAP and other key alliances. In presenting Procter & Gamble with a comprehensive IT strategy, CenturyLink devised a customized solution blending consulting, dedicated support desk and application services with cloud and managed hosting capabilities to drive agility, flexibility and access to new technologies within Procter & Gamble's IT organization. "We look forward to working closely with Procter & Gamble, as we have over the past 15 years as Savvis and now as CenturyLink, consistently delivering innovative technologies as we both evolve and grow," said Jeff Von Deylen, president, CenturyLink Technology Solutions. "We are proud to expand our relationship by helping them drive a strategic IT vision that delivers more value for its global business."
CloudBees and Verizon Add Enterprise PaaS to New Verizon Cloud: Enterprise Platform as a Service (PaaS) provider CloudBees has announced an agreement with Verizon Enterprise Solutions to make the CloudBees PaaS available on the new Verizon Cloud. This agreement is part of Verizon's ongoing strategy to add enterprise-class services to Verizon Cloud, the company's new cloud computing and cloud storage platform, creating an ecosystem of enterprise technologies in the cloud. Verizon Cloud was announced in October and is now in public beta. It includes an IaaS platform, Verizon Cloud Compute, and an object-based storage service, Verizon Cloud Storage, that are built for the enterprise but nimble enough to meet the needs of small and medium-sized businesses, individual IT departments and software developers. "We are working with best-in-class enterprise technology companies to bring additional value to our customers above the core availability, performance and security we've built into Verizon Cloud," said John Considine, chief technology officer at Verizon Terremark. "CloudBees is a leading PaaS provider with an experienced team. We're pleased to formalize this longstanding relationship with CloudBees and its proven service for our customers' benefit."
ChinaCache and Server Farm Realty to Collaborate on Cloud Infrastructure - ChinaCache has signed a memorandum of understanding with Server Farm Realty, a leading data center developer throughout North America, to form strategic partnership relating to ChinaCache Atecsys International Data Center ("Atecsys") in the Tianzhu Comprehensive Bonded Zone in Beijing. The cloud data center will focus on helping multinational enterprises host their cloud services in China.Server Farm Realty's senior management recently visited Atecsys, which has been under development since 2013, and is strategically located in Beijing's tax free, custom bonded zone. Atecsys is a green, eco-friendly and low-carbon data center that meets national cloud computing data center standards."We believe the combination of ChinaCache's leading experience in CDN and Server Farm Realty's deep technical capabilities in data center development and service, will create a highly complementary partnership that is uniquely qualified to offer the best business solutions to meet the needs of China's data center growth," said Mr. Avner Papouchado, President and CEO of Server Farm Realty.>