CenturyLink is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms and it is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers, has announced on Feb. 6, 2013 the launch of AppGrid, a private cloud service available via its savvisdirect channel. The new AppGrid service helps businesses to manage the application lifecycle from conception to production in a better way.
“With most cloud-based software development efforts, developers must keep track of multiple scripting languages, hardware configurations, and application versions as they hop from one platform to the next throughout the application lifecycle,” Mike Goodenough, global director of cloud field engineering for savvisdirect said in a statement. “AppGrid changes the game by simplifying the application development and continuous integration processes into a single, private cloud appliance ecosystem that’s delivered on dedicated hardware, fully accessible via public IP and secured through VPNs.”
Without any long-term commitment or contract, AppGrid offers scalable private cloud services, available on month-to-month and on utility basis. The graphical application design editor of AppGrid allows businesses to design, build, test and launch production environments quickly to leverage web servers, databases and networking appliances by utilizing a dedicated private cloud environment. Currently Private cloud environments can be deployed through CenturyLink data centers in North America.
“Because business success increasingly depends on the agile and effective use of IT, customers need IT resourcing strategies that are adaptive, cost-efficient and highly resilient,” Adam Famularo, senior vice president, CA AppLogic business unit at CA Technologies said in a statement. “The savvisdirect AppGrid service delivers on these new imperatives – and its use of the CA AppLogic cloud platform ensures it will fulfill customer requirements for automation, ease of use and security.”