CenturyLink hopes acquisition, VMware deal will strengthen enterprise appeal

| February 1, 2018

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If telecom giant CenturyLink Inc.’s proposed acquisition of fiber networking provider Level 3 gains final approval, it will give the company a new set of products to sell to enterprise customers and will fit nicely with its strategy to be a major multicloud network provider. CenturyLink has already made significant investments in virtualization and workload management tools for the data center, and the acquisition will further strengthen its software-defined portfolio. “We’ll have even more software assets to drive even further into the core of that network,” said Dave Shacochis (pictured, left), vice president of product management at CenturyLink. Shacochis talked about CenturyLink’s enterprise network strategy and other topics during a visit to theCUBE, SiliconANGLE’s mobile livestreaming studio. He spoke with host Stu Miniman (@stu) and guest host Keith Townsend .

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