CenturyLink acquires public cloud services provider Tier 3

CenturyLink has acquired Tier 3, a provider of public cloud services, in a bid to deliver the most complete portfolio of cloud services.

Based in the Seattle area, Tier 3’s cloud platform is y available as CenturyLink Cloud.

Tier 3’s e automation and self-service platform are game-changing for CenturyLink global enterprise clients.

Jared Wray, the founder and chief technology officer for Tier 3, will now serve as chief technology officer for the CenturyLink Cloud organization and lead the CenturyLink Cloud Development Center.

The Cloud Development Center will bring together cloud development expertise and unite CenturyLink cloud technical resources to develop innovative services.

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The platform roadmap of Tier 3, founded in 2006, will combine with CenturyLink’s network and data center footprint and managed services team to help change the face of enterprise computing.

The new CenturyLink Cloud — based on Tier 3’s public, multi-tenant cloud — targets enterprise workloads and is user-friendly for businesses. With the product’s self-service interface, administrators can create and manage highly available public cloud environments.

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