Topic: Cloud Computing

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DevOps: The Journey to Agility and Where to Get Started

Hidden in the transformative shift to Cloud computing is DevOps, arguably an even more high-impact trend. While the cloud revolutionizes infrastructure, DevOps brings profound changes to the way that the actual cloud-based code is developed and deployed. DevOps (a contraction … Read more…

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Migrate to the CenturyLink Cloud Platform for Free

We frequently see organizations that, for many reasons, are no longer a good fit for their original choice of cloud services provider. It’s not necessarily a knock on the provider’s platform, but companies grow and change, often finding what originally … Read more…

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Why CenturyLink’s New SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud Partnership is a Big Deal

We recently announced that we signed a global premium supplier partnership agreement with SAP to deliver CenturyLink infrastructure and IT services capabilities to support customers’ SAP HANA® Enterprise Cloud environments. This is a big deal. This partnership is significant because … Read more…

Ask the Architect Evangelist: Should Big Data be in the Cloud or On-Premises?

Part of my role as an Architect Evangelist is to tell people things they may not want to hear, though eventually most are glad they listened. For example, I have recently been involved in a number of conversations about whether … Read more…

West Meets East: Succeeding in Asia Requires Agile IT Services

It is of little surprise to say that Asia Pacific (APAC) is viewed as the primary growth market for the majority of Multi-National Corporations. The region leads the world in a number of significant areas – total population size, population … Read more…

IT is a Source of Competitive Advantage

The IT strategies of businesses vary widely, though there is one common thread associated with the market’s leading brands: Technology matters! Global businesses are embarking on digital transformations, embracing new technologies to work smarter, drive innovation, and serve customers more … Read more…

Accelerate your Big Data and Analytics Deployments with the Cloud

Deploying big data and analytics solutions used to require months of planning. From scoping the hardware that you’d run your applications on, working with purchasing to buy servers and software licenses, waiting for hardware to be delivered, installing the servers … Read more…

Ask the Architect Evangelist: Big Data in the Cloud

My role here at CenturyLink is an Architect Evangelist. The practice of evangelism involves creating a transparent, honest, two-way conversation with customers about their business that creates long-term relationships. I collaborate with the engineering, sales, product, and marketing functions of … Read more…