CenturyLink Announces Updates to VMware, AWS-Based Cloud Offerings; Paul Savill Quoted

Jeff Brody

CenturyLink has introduced new features on its VMware-based private cloud platform as well as an integrated cloud offering created with the latter and Amazon Web Services.

The company told attendees during VMworld 2019 in San Francisco that the Private Cloud for VMware Cloud on AWS handles software-defined data on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud and is designed for the enterprise-level management of applications on a hybrid IT environment.

In a separate announcement, CenturyLink said that new features for the Private Cloud on VMC Foundation cover enterprise monitoring, migration support, cybersecurity and compliance, Intel Xeon CPU support and other elements to support distributed computing. The company also expanded deployment of the Private Cloud on VCF offering to more than 2,200 public and private data centers around the world.

Paul Savill, senior vice president for product management at CenturyLink, said the updates are intended to support workloads that require networking capabilities closer to the network edge or “don’t fit cleanly into a public cloud environment.”

CenturyLink expects Private Cloud for VMC on AWS to be available to select regions later this year.

You may also be interested in...


Nimbix Unveils High-Performance Computing Offerings for Gov’t Customers

Nimbix has announced availability of its high-performance computing services to support cloud platforms compliant with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, International Traffic in Arms Regulations and other government-imposed security standards. The company said Tuesday its JARVICE XE and HyperHub platforms offer HPC for artificial intelligence and simulation uses in defense, aerospace, energy and health care industries.

Tutor Perini

Tutor Perini Subsidiary Awarded $67M for Defense, Homeland Security Infrastructure Projects

A Tutor Perini subsidiary has booked $66.9 million in two awards for construction efforts with the departments of Defense and Homeland Security. Perini Management Services Inc. will renovate U.S. Air Force Academy's Cadet Field House in Colorado and design and build a dormitory at the Glynco campus for DHS.

Intelligent Artifacts

Intelligent Artifacts to Launch R&D on Sensor Fusion Tech for USAF

New York-based artificial intelligence company Intelligent Artifacts has secured a contract of an undisclosed sum through the first phase of the Small Business Innovation Research program to explore and develop a sensor fusion technology for the U.S. Air Force.