CenturyLink, a leading telecommunications provider in the U.S., is expanding hosting footprint in Phoenix.
The company, in partnership with IO, a provider of data center infrastructure solutions, will expand the CenturyLink Technology Solutions colocation footprint using IO’s Intelligent Control technology platform, with initial deployments at IO Phoenix and nearby IO Scottsdale.
CenturyLink Technology Solutions, which formerly operated under the name Savvis, will enter the Phoenix market as a hosting and colocation provider, making up to 9 megawatts of additional capacity available to its clients through rapidly deployable IO technology.
This partnership follows recent CenturyLink announcements regarding investments in its hosting capabilities, including the acquisitions of Tier 3 and AppFog and data center construction projects in Toronto and Minneapolis.
CenturyLink has a deep understanding of the Phoenix market, where it maintains a substantial network services business and employs more than 1,700 employees.
The IO Intelligent Control technology platform consists of IO.Anywhere data center modules and the integrated IO.OS data center operating system that is touted as the world’s first OS for data centers. IO’s technology will be complemented by CenturyLink’s broad set of colocation, managed services, cloud and network offerings.
Thanks to the partnership, customers will be able to access CenturyLink’s ClientConnect, an online gateway for businesses to expand their capabilities by locating, connecting and sharing services with other businesses residing across CenturyLink’s global data center footprint.
Jeff Von Deylen , president of CenturyLink Technology Solutions, said IO technology enhances CenturyLink’s product mix with the latest options for delivering flexible hybrid IT solutions. “IO’s energy-efficient data center technology platform can be deployed just-in-time, helping us to preserve capital and enabling our clients to reduce costs and operate more efficiently.”
Acknowledging the expertise of CenturyLink Technology Solutions, George D. Slessman , IO chief executive officer and product architect, said. “We believe CenturyLink’s substantial commitment to IO technology further validates that our Intelligent Control platform can meet the demands of large-scale, global service providers.”
The partnership helps CenturyLink round out its digital infrastructure offering by combining a sophisticated, agile and intuitive data center platform with its deep stack of IT services, optimizing customer scalability and management capabilities.