By Jared Ruckle, Product Management
Public cloud is an important part of enterprise IT. Why? Self-service. APIs. Automation. Access to new features regularly. Global reach. Outsourcing of infrastructure management. OpEx consumption.
But it’s not the be-all, end-all.
Enterprise apps will always require a range of infrastructure options – Hybrid IT – including bare metal, traditional hosting…and private cloud.
The private cloud market is relatively immature (more on this in a forthcoming blog post). The more we looked at this segment, the more we saw an opportunity to offer customers a unique value proposition.
“You got chocolate in my peanut butter…”
With CenturyLink Private Cloud, we’ve combined our approach to public cloud with the most important elements of a private cloud.
Public cloud-style agility, scale, and automation – running on dedicated hardware with physical isolation. Available in over 55 data centers worldwide. That’s CenturyLink Private Cloud.
We spare customers from the drudgery of infrastructure management, while offering more control over what truly matters: everything that happens from the platform up.
For example, administrators dictate who has access to the pod and what they can do on it – while wielding complete authority to govern how the node is used day-to-day. If an instance in the public cloud is an apartment in a large building,...