Cloud M&A: CenturyLink Buys Into DBaaS

April 21st, 2015 by · Leave a Comment

Yesterday, CenturyLink made yet another inorganic move to bolster its position in cloud services. They have acquired Orchestrate, whose specialty is Database-as-a-Service, or DBaaS, based on the popular NoSQL platform.

Over the last few years, CenturyLink has made a number of cloud-related acquisitions. The largest of course was Savvis four years ago.  But they followed that up with a series of deals that cherry-picked particular new talents and technologies to integrate into their portfolio: AppFog, Tier 3, Data Gardens, and Cognilytics.

The purchase of Orchestrate does the same thing, adding DBaaS services as well as an experienced team.  Orchestrate's CEO Antony Falco, its CTO Ian Plosker, and VP of Engineering Dave Smith are among those staying on with CenturyLink.

Like the DataGardens purchase before it, this deal brings in-house a service that had recently become deployable in the CenturyLink cloud.  As usual for this sort of deal, financial details were not disclosed by CenturyLink.

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Categories: Cloud Computing · ILECs, PTTs · Mergers and Acquisitions

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