TierPoint, CenturyLink Link More Data Centers to the Cloud
by Justin Hughes
MONROE, LA — TierPoint and CenturyLink, Inc. publicized that CenturyLink’s Cloud Connect Dynamic Connections will be offered out of TierPoint data centers across the United States to maintain support of enterprise IT infrastructure and connectivity needs.
Thirty-five of forty-three TierPoint data centers are now linked with fiber to CenturyLink’s global network, with the majority already enabled with the SDN capability. This allows enterprise customers to quickly and easily establish highly scalable Ethernet connections directly to major cloud service providers and their enterprise locations.
TierPoint Chief Revenue Officer Tony Rossabi, said, “This expansion of CenturyLink capabilities within our data centers is an important development for our customers. They can now connect to public cloud service providers with secure, high-speed connections, just as fast and easily as if they were physically colocated next to them. And the billing model only charges our customers for what they use, while protecting them from surprise expenses.”
Enterprises using TierPoint can turn up and down dedicated Ethernet connections to Amazon Web Services (AWS) locations across the globe, ranging in size from 10 Mb/s to 3 Gb/s in just a few minutes, and only pay for the time the network is used in hourly increments. If customers keep the connection up, it automatically reverts to a lower monthly billing rate. In addition, the connections can be scaled up and down dynamically as bandwidth needs fluctuate.
CenturyLink Senior Vice President of Core Network and Technology Solutions Paul Savill, said, “Combining TierPoint’s capabilities with CenturyLink Cloud Connect now enables enterprises to execute on their cloud migration strategies with network and infrastructure that is just as agile as the cloud. High-speed delivery and usage-based pricing can be delivered over high-performance infrastructure, from cloud to the edge.”
About TierPoint: TierPoint meets enterprises where customers are on the path to IT transformation. In the cloud and in many data centers, TierPoint delivers secure, reliable, and connected infrastructure solutions at the internet’s edge. TierPoint meets customers in journeys to solve for data storage, compute, and recovery.
About CenturyLink: CenturyLink is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the world’s best networking company by solving customers’ increased demand for reliable and secure connections. The company also serves as its customers’ trusted partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that help protect their business.