CenturyLink's Cloud Application Manager is a two-time recipient of Frost & Sullivan’s Excellence in Best Practices Awards after it was honored recently at a ceremony in San Diego.

Cloud Application Manager’s powerful, best-of-breed hybrid cloud platform received the 2019 North American Hybrid Cloud Management Platforms Product Leadership Award, adding to the Product Leadership Award given by Frost & Sullivan in 2018.

Frost & Sullivan's Best Practices Awards are presented annually to companies that encourage significant growth in their industries, identify emerging trends ahead of the marketplace, and create advanced technologies that will catalyze and transform industries in the near future.

Since its launch in February 2017, the Cloud Application Manager platform has delivered a wide variety of infrastructure options across diverse public and private cloud environments to assist companies in automating application deployments, scaling workloads across disparate operating environments, and optimizing costs as part of their digital transformation efforts.

Utilize the trusted platform's inherent features, including Cloud Optimization & Analytics and Application Lifecycle Management, as well as a designated Technical Account Manager for advisory support, businesses can confidently and effectively implement and manage a hybrid IT or multi-cloud strategy. These benefits are available through Cloud Application Manager’s single interface as part of CenturyLink’s Managed Services Anywhere, or in a self-service model.

Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting firm, praised the platform's unique ability to simplify and enable multi-cloud environments by offering fast and cost-effective management, optimization and managed services capabilities to companies pursuing their digital transformation goals.

“Few providers can match the number and types of resources that Cloud Application Manager administers, making it very attractive and well-matched to the needs of enterprise customers,” Frost & Sullivan reported. “CenturyLink's Cloud Application Manager offers this hybrid management capability across a broad and deep variety of infrastructures, with value-added services that make it unique in the market.” Read the complete report.

Frost & Sullivan's Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices.

Stretching IT budgets, optimizing their network, increasing security, or being able to respond faster to business demands requires a combination of networking and solutions experience that makes CenturyLink a strong partner for enabling customers’ digital transformation needs. Designed for your business needs today and tomorrow, CenturyLink Cloud is reliable, secure, robust, and global.