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CenturyLink adds software-defined storage, deepens AWS alliance

Not all the telco announcements at re:Invent were about Wavelengths. US telco CenturyLink has been particularly active in the edge market and used the show to extend its services with a managed storage offering called CenturyLink Network Storage. This is built on a software-defined storage technology devised by NetApp, and the new enterprise offering is the biggest concrete result so far of the operator’s “several hundred million dollar” investment in edge computing infrastructure and services, announced in August as a way to monetize its sites in various regions of the USA and carve out a niche in the edge cloud market. The service allows companies to locate storage where it is most useful, and supports the fastest response times, by…

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