Axios Systems today announced it has selected CenturyLink Cloud
as the hosting platform for Axios Systems’ IT Service Management (ITSM) solutions in Canada. CenturyLink, a global provider of communications and IT services, joins other leading technology providers across North America, Europe and APAC to help Axios’ international customers drive efficiencies and innovation across their service management provision. The arrangement with CenturyLink enables Axios to further strengthen its presence in the Canadian enterprise IT Service Management (ITSM) sector.
CenturyLink’s multi-tiered, secure cloud services are enabled through CenturyLink’s data centers in Vancouver, a growing urban economy driven by knowledge-based sectors and international commerce, and Toronto, a region which ranks among the top financial centers and technology hubs in the world. CenturyLink’s in-country cloud services offer Axios clients in the Canadian market unrivaled performance, availability and security compliance.
“The world of business has never been more global or complex, and having the right cloud strategy can give businesses a competitive advantage,” said Ian Bryant, Vice President of Advanced Services, EMEA, CenturyLink. “The agreement with Axios allows them to benefit from our vast global experience while offering the assurance and security of in-country provision in Canada.”
The new relationship with CenturyLink for the hosting of cloud-based solutions in Canada allows Axios to extend its reach in the region. The deal reflects the growth in demand for enterprise cloud solutions as research has shown 81% of organizations forecast a move to the cloud for 50% of their transactions1.
Scott Leckie, CTO at Axios Systems, said, “The industry data clearly shows the continued trend of organizations transitioning from on-premise, to cloud, or hybrid solutions. Research conducted by Canada’s Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) highlights that 50% of Canadian enterprises have adopted cloud services. The key drivers for this trend are efficiency and functionality. Over 60% of Canadian companies who have made the switch to cloud have reduced their IT costs.2”
“We are delighted to have signed this agreement with CenturyLink,” said Markos Symeonides, Executive Vice President at Axios Systems. “The inherent economic benefits of cloud services provided through CenturyLink’s high performance ultra-secure enterprise-class data centers further strengthens our position in the Canadian market.”
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink® Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations. For more information, visit www.centurylinkcloud.com
 Survey Analysis: Critical CFO Technology Needs: 2014 Gartner FEI Study, Gartner
 Survey Analysis: Canada’s Cloud Imperative: Improving Business Opportunities Through Enabling Services: September 2013, Information and Communications Technology Council