CenturyLink Launches VMware Cloud on AWS Fully Managed Services

Although VMworld may only have started this week, CenturyLink made some pre-emptive VMware news last week by announcing that it will offer a private cloud VMware service fully managed on the Amazon Web Services Inc. platform.
Officially named CenturyLink Private Cloud VMware Cloud (VMC), it will be available in multiple areas by winter 2019, according to CenturyLink, a Monroe-based VMware partner who specializes in networking and security.
The upcoming integrated hybrid service, developed in collaboration with VMware and AWS, furthers the burgeoning movement for software-defined networking (SDN), which has since expanded to include software–defined data centers (SDDC) since its origins.
CenturyLink released a statement saying that the platform can be used to extend existing vSphere environments to a VMware-software-defined data center running on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud infrastructure. “The CenturyLink Private Cloud to VMC allows enterprises to manage, secure, and run their applications in a hybrid IT environment using a common management plane with the enterprise datacenter.”
The service offers many benefits, including a simplified way for organizations to build SDDCs, faster time-to-value IT workloads, and a monthly payment plan that avoids long-term commitments.
CenturyLink executive David Shacochis said, “As an innovator within the software-defined cloud center, this is another milestone in our journey to hybrid cloud solutions. Users can tap into private clouds resources wherever our global network has access to.” These advances are made possible by CenturyLink’s decades-old expertise and mature relationships both with VMware and AWS.