Partnerships play a vital role in the success of many companies. For example, a movie production company can’t show its films to many people without partnering with movie theaters across the country and around the world. An author won’t be able to get his or her book to readers without a printing and distribution company. A coffee producer probably won’t sell much of its product without working with a delivery partner to take it to multiple markets.

CenturyLink has an array of partners we work with to bring solutions to customers nationally and globally. One of these is VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility. The company offers vCloud air, the first public cloud to integrate with both VMware NSX and vRealize Cloud Management Platform. It delivers a true hybrid cloud experience and is designed to solve critical IT challenges — whether you need an affordable disaster recovery option, an efficient way to extend your data center or a complete data center replacement.

VMware also offers vCloud air Direct Connect.

Direct Connect is a private, high-throughput, dedicated connectivity option available with vCloud Air, in addition to standard VPN connection options. VMware works with leading network service providers (NSPs) to establish this high-throughput and secure links from customer data centers (either in a remote location or in the same colocation facility) to vCloud Air Dedicated Cloud, Disaster Recovery Cloud, or Virtual Private Cloud instances.

VCloud air customers can consume cloud services directly in three of our data center — through a simple cross connect –Jersey City, NJ (NJ1), Santa Clara, CA (SC5), and Sterling, VA (DC4). The rest of our data centers possess direct connect capabilities back to every vCloud Direct Connect location, through multiple NSP’s, mitigating single points of failure, and reducing latency.  We provide multiple paths, network options, and speeds to meet the unique needs of our data center customers.

VMware is a strategic ecosystem partner and part of our broad interconnection strategy and services for our clients.  For more information on establishing a direct connect to VMware, please click here.

VMware offers detailed steps on getting started with VMware vCloud Direct Connect. For information on CenturyLink’s data center services, please view our colocation portfolio overview or click here to take a virtual data center tour.

You can also view our ecosystem community website to learn more about our growing partners and alliances.

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