CenturyLink and HP team up for hybrid cloud

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HP and CenturyLink have announced a partnership to bring new hybrid cloud services to HP's customers.

HP will resell CenturyLink's cloud portfolio as part of its PartnerOne programme, which it hopes will allow it to reach new customers while also expanding the service set of existing HP equipment users.

CenturyLink's services are built upon HP technology including managed hosting, colocation, storage, big data and cloud.

"CenturyLink solutions, powered by HP, provide compelling value for organizations seeking hybrid IT solutions," said James Parker, senior vice president, partner, financial and international, at CenturyLink. "CenturyLink complements the HP portfolio with a breadth of hybrid solutions for enterprises, offering customers the ability to choose the services that make the most sense today, while retaining the flexibility to evolve as business demands shift."

Eric Koach, vice president of sales, Enterprise Group, central region at HP added that the partnership will help companies move to the cloud, while offering the flexibility they need to consume and leverage IT services.

"HP cloud, software and infrastructure solutions help CenturyLink and HP enable clients to build, manage and secure a cloud environment aligned with their strategy, across infrastructure, information and critical applications," he said.

HP is looking for new ways to boost its cloud offering after accepting it has a lot of work to do in order to keep up with the likes of AWS in the hybrid space.

The company is currently preparing to split into two separate entities that will see HP Enterprise offer the cloud, servers, enterprise software and business-focused services, while HP Inc will comprise printers and PCs.

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