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CenturyLink partners with VMware and AWS to deliver hybrid-cloud solutions

December 17, 2019 / MARK ALBERTSON

When it comes to network integration, connectivity and workload management, CenturyLink Inc. has positioned itself squarely in the hybrid-cloud ecosystem. In August, the company announced the launch of its Private Cloud Service for VMware Inc. on AWS. CenturyLink has already seen use cases where its managed information-technology services and cloud connectivity expertise can help customers pursue new solutions.“We’re working with an airline that wants to start building a series of initiatives to sell vacation packages and be very creative in how they market and deliver those, pulling through airline sales along the way,” said David Shacochis (pictured, left), vice president of product management at CenturyLink. “They’re going to be designing those digital initiatives in AWS, but they need access to flight, schedule, and logistics information that they keep inside of their VMware environment.