US-based telco, CenturyLink, is expanding its datacentre footprint in Australia through an agreement with datacentre provider, NextDC.
CenturyLink’s managed hosting and colocation services can be accessed through NextDC’s network of datacentres in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Perth.
On top of this, CenturyLink plans to deploy its public Cloud service later this year.
Through the agreement, CenturyLink and NextDC can sell into each other’s datacentres, providing Australian businesses with the ability to enhance their international reach with CenturyLink’s managed hybrid IT services, and for existing global CenturyLink customers to gain a physical presence in Australia.
“The extension of CenturyLink’s datacentre footprint into Australia signifies our commitment to serve growing customer demand for IT services in the Asia-Pacific region,” CenturyLink Asia Pacific managing director, Gery Messer, said.
NextDC CEO, Craig Scroggie, said CenturyLink was an important new member of its ecosystem of carriers, Cloud and IT service providers, and its presence will essentially open up new possibilities for Australian organisations on their journey to a hybrid Cloud model.
Recently, CenturyLink launched its public Cloud platform in Singapore, expanded its managed services into China and made its private Cloud service available across 58 global datacentres.