Tuesday, 28 April 2015 16:07

CenturyLink, NextDC partner up to service Australian market Featured


Brisbane-based, listed data centre provider NextDC (ASX:NXT) and giant US telco CenturyLink will be able to sell IT services into each other’s data centres in Australia under an agreement between the two companies that further extends CenturyLink’s global footprint into the Australian market.

Under the agreement, CenturyLink will offer its full suite of managed hybrid IT services to regional and multinational corporations in Australia.

From today, CenturyLink’s managed hosting and colocation services can be accessed through NextDC’s network of five next-generation data centres in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Perth.

NextDC CEO Craig Scroggie, said the agreement with CenturyLink “continues the trend of the world’s top IT providers utilising NextDC’s national data centre network to provide services”.

“CenturyLink is an important new member of our ecosystem of carriers, cloud and IT service providers, and its presence will essentially open up a world of new possibilities for Australian organisations on their journey to a hybrid cloud model.”

CenturyLink has offered network services to more than 50 regional and multinational corporations in Australia since 2002, and has said it plans to deploy its public cloud service within the country later this year.

“We are eager to offer our managed hybrid IT services and consistent IT experience to multinational corporations in Australia, one of the most connected countries in the world,” said Gery Messer, managing director, Asia Pacific, at CenturyLink.

“The extension of CenturyLink’s data centre footprint into Australia signifies our commitment to serve growing customer demand for IT services in the Asia-Pacific region.”

Messer said the availability of CenturyLink’s global managed hosting services in Australia continues the company’s recent momentum in Asia Pacific, including the recent launch of its public cloud platform in Singapore, the expansion of managed hosting services into China and the availability of its private cloud service in all 58 of its global data centres.

Messer cites the fact that the company had also earned industry analyst recognition for its Asia-Pacific cloud-enabled managed hosting capabilities, and received a Brill Award from the Uptime Institute for Asia-Pacific data centres facilities management.

Messer also cites comments by one analyst firm, 451 Research, on likely demand for IT services in Australia.

“Our recent surveys have shown that many enterprises would like to reduce the number of IT services providers they work with, so we believe there will be strong demand by enterprise customers to be connected globally in Australia under a single contract,” said Stefanie Williams, analyst at 451 Research.

Read 3241 times

Please join our community here and become a VIP.

Subscribe to ITWIRE UPDATE Newsletter here
JOIN our iTWireTV our YouTube Community here


Thoughtworks presents XConf Australia, back in-person in three cities, bringing together people who care deeply about software and its impact on the world.

In its fifth year, XConf is our annual technology event created by technologists for technologists.

Participate in a robust agenda of talks as local thought leaders and Thoughtworks technologists share first-hand experiences and exchange new ways to empower teams, deliver quality software and drive innovation for responsible tech.

Explore how at Thoughtworks, we are making tech better, together.

Tickets are now available and all proceeds will be donated to Indigitek, a not-for-profit organisation that aims to create technology employment pathways for First Nations Peoples.

Click the button below to register and get your ticket for the Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane event



It's all about Webinars.

Marketing budgets are now focused on Webinars combined with Lead Generation.

If you wish to promote a Webinar we recommend at least a 3 to 4 week campaign prior to your event.

The iTWire campaign will include extensive adverts on our News Site itwire.com and prominent Newsletter promotion https://itwire.com/itwire-update.html and Promotional News & Editorial. Plus a video interview of the key speaker on iTWire TV https://www.youtube.com/c/iTWireTV/videos which will be used in Promotional Posts on the iTWire Home Page.

Now we are coming out of Lockdown iTWire will be focussed to assisting with your webinars and campaigns and assistance via part payments and extended terms, a Webinar Business Booster Pack and other supportive programs. We can also create your adverts and written content plus coordinate your video interview.

We look forward to discussing your campaign goals with you. Please click the button below.


Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham - retired in 2020. He is a veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

Share News tips for the iTWire Journalists? Your tip will be anonymous




Guest Opinion

Guest Reviews

Guest Research

Guest Research & Case Studies

Channel News