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CenturyLink seeking to gobble up Rackspace, reports suggest

Reports suggest CenturyLink is looking to buy Rackspace

US fixed line operator and cloud service provider CenturyLink is reportedly looking to acquire Rackspace, according to Bloomberg, the latest in a series of rumours following a strategic review implemented by Rackspace in May. But given CenturyLink’s relatively recent acquisition of Savvis and a gap that would need bridging in terms of technology platforms and branding, the acquisition seems unlikely.

CenturyLink expands datacentres in North America, UK

CenturyLink expanded and set up new datacentres in the US, Canada and the UK

Infrastructure and platform as a service provider CenturyLink announced Wednesday that the company will expand its datacentre presence significantly in 8 markets within the US, Canada and the UK.

CenturyLink turns on high performance cloud service as big data advances in enterprises

Jared Wray, chief technology officer of cloud at CenturyLink, and founder of Tier 3 and Iron Foundry

CenturyLink announced the commercial availability of hyperscale high-performance server instances this week, the latest cloud service provider to move down the high performance compute route. As the Tier 3 acquisition continues to bear fruit – its technology is increasingly found at the core of CenturyLink’s cloud platform, CenturyLink Technology Solutions chief technology officer and Tier 3 / Iron Foundry founder Jared Wray told Business Cloud News that the growth of highly distributed, developer-friendly high performance computing is the result of shifts in the enterprise IT landscape.

Intel reminds users it powers clouds, too

Intel struck a deal with sixteen cloud service providers to have its branding widely visible on IaaS instances powered by its tech

Intel announced this week that it has struck a deal with sixteen cloud providers which will see the chip giant’s brand included on all cloud-based offerings it powers. The chip giant said the “Powered by Intel Cloud Technology” badge will help cloud service providers differentiate their services and educate users on the unique security and performance benefits of its technology.

Savvis to build out Tier 3 hybrid cloud datacentre in Toronto

Savvis is looking to continue its hybrid cloud approach with its new Canadian datacentre

Savvis, a cloud and managed services provider owned by CenturyLink is set to build out a hybrid cloud datacentre in Toronto. The company said the move will enable Savvis to capitalise on an impending boom in the Canadian outsourcing and cloud market.

CenturyLink consolidates IaaS and PaaS with Tier 3 acquisition

CenturyLink is hedging its bets in the IaaS space and looking to grow its PaaS portfolio

Telecommunications and managed services provider CenturyLink this week acquired Tier 3, a small infrastructure as a service and platform as a service provider. The double-play will bolster CenturyLink’s growing arsenal of cloud services, which already includes cloud service provider Savvis and Cloud Foundry-based platform as a service AppFog.

Cloudera beefs up partnerships to bolster big data in the cloud

Cloudera said the newly announced partnerships will bolster enterprise penetration

Big data platform provider Cloudera today announced a slew of new partnerships with a number of cloud infrastructure service providers including Savvis, Verizon, Softlayer and T-Systems. The company said the move will help bolster enterprise penetration of its big data services, despite the notable absence of the big three – Amazon, Google and Microsoft.

CenturyLink’s Savvis joins Cloud Foundry advisory board


Pivotal on Thursday announced that Savvis, a cloud infrastructure solutions provider owned by CenturyLink, has been added to the advisory board of Cloud Foundry, an open source platform as a service.

Savvis throws its hat into hybrid cloud arena

Savvis joins Rackspace, HP and later this year VMware in offering hybrid cloud services

Savvis, the cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions provider acquired by CenturyLink earlier this year officially launched its Cloud Data Centre services on Thursday, adding its name to the growing list of hybrid cloud service providers.

CenturyLink to acquire AppFog

CenturyLink acquired AppFog to bolster the Savvis' enterprise cloud offering

US-based CenturyLink, a communications service provider and owner of datacentre operator and cloud hosting company Savvis, on Friday announced that it will acquire platform as a service provider AppFog, integrating the PaaS solution into Savvis’ enterprise cloud suite.