CenturyLink Buys Cloud Platform Provider Tier 3; Jared Wray, Jeff Von Deylen Comment

Jared Wray
Jared Wray

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has moved to bolster its cloud computing portfolio by acquiring Seattle area-based public cloud services provider Tier 3 for an undisclosed sum.

Jared Wray, founder and chief technology officer for Tier 3, has joined CenturyLink as CTO for the company’s cloud organization and will lead the cloud development center in Seattle, CenturyLink said Tuesday.

Jeff Von Deylen - CenturyLink, ExecutiveMosaic
Jeff Von Deylen

“We founded Tier 3 in 2006 with a vision for cloud services that make life easier for enterprise developers and IT alike, ” Wray said.

“Our platform roadmap will combine with CenturyLink’s global network and data center footprint and managed services team, ” he added.

“Our mission is to provide world-class managed services to global businesses on virtual, dedicated and colocation infrastructures, ” said Jeff Von Deylen, president of CenturyLink’s Savvis organization.

CenturyLink is targeting complex enterprise workloads and businesses of all sizes out of its new Seattle cloud center and will offer clients a web services application programming interface and Foundry-based platform-as-a-service tools, aiming to give enterprise developers a cloud application toolkit.

Tier 3 will bring its open source development experience to the new center, aiming to combine its offerings with CenturyLink’s cloud technical resources.

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