CenturyLink has received the Frost & Sullivan 2018 Product Leadership Award for its innovative Cloud Application Manager hybrid cloud management platform, whose dynamic capabilities deliver added value by aligning IT teams around workloads and business initiatives as they pursue their digital transformation goals.
Stratecast research shows that cloud adoption soared in 2014, with more than 50% of US-based businesses now using public cloud. To be sure, many users continue to be attracted by the same tactical benefits as in the past: low-cost access to scalable, on-demand infrastructure resources. Nonetheless, the research reveals an increasing percentage of IT leaders are turning to the cloud as part of a broader effort to support strategic business goals. The new IT approach focuses on business outcomes (for example, agility and market responsiveness), with enterprises matching workloads with the most appropriate deployment option and delivery model. To support this new, hybrid IT environment, the cloud service of the future needs to deliver a high degree of functionality, flexibility, interoperability, visibility, and control.
Frost & Sullivan honored CenturyLink with the 2015 "Company of the Year Award – The Cloud Industry, North America." The award, based on Frost & Sullivan's extensive research and a survey of IT decision-makers, recognizes CenturyLink's hybrid IT portfolio for meeting the needs of the next generation of technical and line-of-business cloud users for highly automated, efficient, reliable and flexible IT services.
Frost & Sullivan also awarded CenturyLink with the Asia Pacific Hybrid IT Strategy Award in 2015.