CenturyLink and Digital Realty tap IBM Cloud Direct Link to expand access

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Direct Link CenturyLink Digital RealtyOver the past two weeks, two companies, CenturyLink and Digital Realty, have announced plans to expand direct, private access to the IBM Cloud in North America, South America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Both companies will use IBM Cloud Direct Link Dedicated Hosting deployments to help enterprise customers establish low-latency, global connections across a security-rich network to the IBM Cloud.

CenturyLink’s Cloud Connect offering will enable wavelengths and IP VPN connectivity in Amsterdam; Ashburn, Va.; Atlanta; Chicago; Dallas; Denver; London; Los Angeles; New York City; Paris; Reston, Va.; San Jose, Calif.; São Paulo; Seattle; and Toronto.

“Our expanded collaboration with IBM enables us to deliver even more cloud connectivity options for customers, including those in Latin America and Europe,” Chris McReynolds, vice president of core network services for CenturyLink, said.

Digital Realty’s Service Exchange Program will enable and expand access in 15 different metropolitan areas, including Melbourne and Sydney.

“Providing enterprise connectivity to the extensive range of services available through IBM Cloud via Direct Link ensures customers not only have access to the compute and storage resources they need, but they are also able to leverage more advanced cloud applications like analytics, blockchain technology and the Internet of Things,” said Chris Sharp, Digital Realty chief technology officer.

For more on these stories, read the full articles at CED and ChannelLife.

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