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CenturyLink launches government-ready cloud

CenturyLink has launched an infrastructure-as-a-service solution for government agencies.

The CenturyLink Government Cloud joins the company’s portfolio of hybrid IT services, and combines public, private and hybrid cloud offerings that will enable federal agencies to securely migrate data center workloads to the cloud and manage hosting services over CenturyLink’s carrier-class network.

The CenturyLink Government Cloud uses VMware’s vCloud Government Services IaaS hybrid cloud, combined with CenturyLink’s network and data centers to deliver secure cloud services.  The  vCloud is already certified with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, CenturyLink noted.

"CenturyLink's collaboration with VMware enables us to help government agencies move their IT services to the cloud via innovative infrastructure services that are built on a secure, FedRAMP-approved platform," said CenturyLink’s Tim Meehan, senior vice president and general manager.

The solution is available the Networx contract -- the General Services Administration's primary acquisition vehicle for network services and solutions. And CenturyLink is working to make its new  cloud offering through other GSA contracts as well. 

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