Centurylink acquires multi-cloud application management startup

The communications, cloud and hosting provider Centurylink has announced it has acquired startup ElasticBox.

The latter provides a platform for cloud application management and is meant to enhance CenturyLink’s end-to-end network, multi-cloud and hybrid IT services, the company said.

“The acquisition of ElasticBox strengthens and enhances CenturyLink’s development and deployment of multi-cloud services management capabilities,” CenturyLink chief technology officer Aamir Hussain said in a statement.

In January, the company, headquartered in Monroe, Louisiana, announced plans to help sell other clouds through a partnership with SAP to offer supplier services for HANA for Enterprise Cloud.

ElasticBox, a startup with offices in San Francisco and Madrid, enables enterprise IT organizations to create a self-service catalog of applications and infrastructure and orchestrate the deployment of applications for more than 12 different cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services, IBM’s SoftLayer, Microsoft Azure and VMware.

ElasticBox recently added support for CenturyLink Cloud and more feature support for Google Compute Engine and OpenStack. ElasticBox also supports Docker and Amazon ECS containers, and recently added Kubernetes as another destination for applications. These deployment options enable customers to package a range of applications into a container and manage it via ElasticBox.

 

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