Analystenberichte

Independent Third-Party Research and Industry Analysis on CenturyLink Cloud by Gartner, 451 Research and Others.

451 Research

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Frost & Sullivan

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Gartner

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Forrester

CenturyLink named a “Strong Contender” in Forrester Wave for Hosted Private Cloud APAC

In Forrester's 33-criteria evaluation of hosted private cloud service providers in Asia Pacific, the most significant were identified, researched, analyzed, and scored. This report shows how CenturyLink and six other providers measure up and help infrastructure and operations professionals make the right choice.

Forrester is one of the world's most influential research and advisory firms. Working with business and technology leaders to develop customer-obsessed strategies that drive growth, Forrester provides unique insights grounded in annual surveys of more than 675,000 consumers and business leaders worldwide, rigorous and objective methodologies, and the shared wisdom of innovative clients.

Cloud Spectator

CenturyLink Cloud Outperforms in EU

Cloud Spectator conducted a study comparing nine major IaaS vendors in the EU — including Amazon AWS, Google Compute Engine, Microsoft Azure, and IBM SoftLayer — where CenturyLink Cloud outperformed all others.

"CenturyLink achieves the highest CloudSpecs Score in the 9 cloud IaaS providers ranking. This is largely due to high vCPU & memory performance and its inexpensive customizable pricing."

Cloud Spectator is a cloud benchmarking and consulting agency focused on cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) performance. They conducted a study comparing nine major IaaS vendors in the EU — including Amazon AWS, Google Compute Engine, Microsoft Azure, and IBM SoftLayer — where CenturyLink Cloud outperformed all others.

Cloud Harmony

Cloud Harmony CenturyLink Testing Report

The independent testing results are in, and CenturyLink Cloud's cloud compute instances are the ones to beat for key performance measures and total cost of ownership. With the launch of our new cloud server instances, we approached an independent analytics company, CloudHarmony, and asked them to conduct an extended performance test that compared CenturyLink Cloud servers to the best of breed equivalent servers offered by AWS & Rackspace. Cloud Harmony ist ein renommiertes Unternehmen, das Daten aus unterschiedlichen Benchmarks sammelt und der Öffentlichkeit zur Verfügung stellt.  Nach dem Test verschiedener Benchmarks über einen längeren Zeitraum (zur Sicherstellung korrekter Testergebnisse innerhalb eines bestimmten Zeitfensters) hat das Unternehmen seine Ergebnisse veröffentlicht.

Dimensional Research

Ist die Public Cloud sicher? Antworten von Nutzern der Public Cloud

Das steigende Interesse an der Cloud-Technologie geht einher mit einer der wichtigsten Fragen – wie steht es mit der Sicherheit? Sicherheitsängste vor dem Unbekannten betrafen alle Lösungen: Public, Private und Hybrid Clouds. Auch wenn der Hype um die Cloud noch recht groß ist, haben viele Unternehmen die ersten Schritte der Cloud-Migration längst überwunden und nutzen das Cloud-Betriebsmodell heute bereits wirksam für geschäftskritische Anwendungen, die sich auf deren Betrieb und Gewinne auswirken. Die Cloud-Einführung ist längst an einem Punkt angelangt, an dem Unternehmen Public-Cloud-Services für ihre führenden Anwendungen und sensible Kundendaten nutzen. Dieser 5-seitige Forschungsbericht wurde von dem unabhängigen Forschungsunternehmen Dimensional Research durchgeführt und beinhaltet die Erfahrungen realer Kunden sowie das Sicherheitskonzept der CenturyLink Cloud.

Dimensional Research hat zwei Unternehmen befragt, die eine Public-Cloud-Lösung auf Unternehmensebene eingeführt haben, und konnten ausführliche Einblicke in die Qualität der Sicherheit sowie den Nutzen der Unternehmen durch die Cloud-Migration gewinnen. Die in diesem Bericht erwähnten Unternehmen sind Kunden der CenturyLink Cloud (ehemals Tier 3).

Ovum

How CenturyLink is Using its Own Cloud Platform to Showcase Capabilities

Ovum's analysis concludes that CenturyLink's decision to reference itself shows how cloud providers can demonstrate the viability of their offerings by actually being their own "customer." This maturity model helps communicate CenturyLink's vision for a continued journey to the cloud to both internal stakeholders and customers. This approach has broken down barriers between operations and development, enabling every IT stakeholder to be engaged in real-time dialogue and meet targets of increased operational agility.

Ovum is an independent, UK-based firm that advises on the commercial impact of technology and market changes in telecoms, software and IT services. Ovum's case study of CenturyLink observes that the organization's migration to its own public cloud meets two primary objectives. First, it's part of a larger strategic IT initiative focused on business agility. Second, CenturyLink wants to act as a reference customer for its own CenturyLink Cloud.