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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.
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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.
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. CloudHarmony是一家备受尊重的工作室，其依照数十种基准指标来收集数据，并公开分享其收集到的结果，以便人们对其进行详细分析。 在一段较长的时间内（以确保测试在较长的窗口期内具有准确性）运行了多种基准指标后，他们向全世界分享了其研究结果。
随着云技术热潮与日俱增，有关云的首要顾虑之一就是安全性。因不了解情况而愈演愈烈的安全性顾虑对所有云解决方案选项都造成了影响：公共云、私有云和混合云。尽管有关云计算的炒作仍然很多，但很多公司已经跨越了沙箱项目阶段，并开始对直接影响其运营和利润的关键任务应用采用云运营模式。云采用已发展到一个新的阶段，各公司正在为其顶级应用和关键客户数据采用公共云服务。这份5页的研究报告由独立研究公司Dimensional Research开展，分享了真实客户的经验并剖析了CenturyLink Cloud的安全策略。
Dimensional Research采访了已部署企业级公共云解决方案的两家组织，并获得了有关安全措施的有效性以及通过迁移至云而创造的实际价值的深入反馈。此报告中所涉及的公司为CenturyLink Cloud（原Tier 3）的客户。
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.