American telco firm CenturyLink has announced that it has deepened its strategic partnership with Google Cloud, enabling it to combine its IT consultancy services with the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to drive companies’ digital transformation with a flexible, agile offering.
The move sees CenturyLink joining the Google Cloud Partner Program, building on its support for GCP established in June 2018.
CenturyLink will provide implementation, sales and technical support to firms adopting cloud solutions to drive enhanced, digital operations.
"Our work with CenturyLink is a prime example of our fast-growing cloud ecosystem and Google Cloud's commitment to support the technology needs of enterprises today," said Carolee Gearhart, VP of Worldwide Channel Sales at Google Cloud, in CenturyLink’s press release. "We look forward to continuing to expand our partnership with CenturyLink, which brings a wealth of expertise in SAP consulting, big data analytics and secure private networking to public and hybrid cloud workloads."
Mahesh Dalvi, VP of Global IT Solutions and Managed Services at CenturyLink, added:
"This partnership enables global enterprises to leverage the power of CenturyLink's diverse global network combined with our innovative thought leadership in optimizing application deployment and advanced IT services that help meet the full range of their hybrid cloud needs.
"Both Google Cloud and CenturyLink are highly focused on tackling complex enterprise needs, including the optimization of critical workloads such as SAP and Big Data."