CenturyLink has acquired ElasticBox, a start-up offering a multi-cloud application management service. Financial terms were not disclosed.
ElasticBox, which has offices in San Francisco and Madrid, enables enterprise IT organizations to orchestrate the deployment of applications and create a self-service catalog of applications and infrastructure.
Specifically, ElasticBox enables application orchestration for more than 12 different cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services, IBM's SoftLayer, Microsoft Azure and VMware. ElasticBox recently added support for CenturyLink Cloud and more feature support for Google Compute Engine and OpenStack. ElasticBox also supports Docker and Amazon ECS containers, and recently added Kubernetes as another destination for applications. These deployment options enable customers to package a range of applications into a container and manage it via ElasticBox.
"The acquisition of ElasticBox strengthens and enhances CenturyLink's development and deployment of multi-cloud services management capabilities, as well as our ability to deliver end-to-end network and hybrid IT services to business customers globally," said CenturyLink Chief Technology Officer Aamir Hussain. "The ElasticBox multi-cloud management platform frees businesses to focus on issues that are central to their organization rather than spending time and resources managing multiple clouds."
- ElasticBox investors included Nexus Venture Partners, Intel Capital, Sierra Ventures, and a16z seed.