View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
  2. Cloud
December 1, 2015

Is CentruyLink set to give up on public cloud?

News: Departure of two senior executives signal change in cloud strategy.

By James Nunns

Big changes are going on at CenturyLink with the departure of two senior cloud executives.

The telecom company is losing Jared Wray, SVP, platform and application development and Jonathan King, VP of platform strategy and business development.

The company has been making a big cloud push in recent years; its acquisition of Savvis for $3.2bn four years ago and the acquisition of Orchestrate earlier this year formed part of a drive into the market.

King was heavily involved in these acquisitions; however, his departure signals a move away from public cloud infrastructure, reports a Fortune source.

Accoding to the same source, the move away from public cloud comes as the company has failed in its efforts to compete with the likes of AWS and Microsoft Azure.

The departures of King and Wray follow the departure of Andrew Higginbotham, SVP, cloud and infrastructure, in February.

A more streamlined approach to cloud product development is expected, as the company focuses more on its networking products.

Content from our partners
DTX Manchester welcomes leading tech talent from across the region and beyond
The hidden complexities of deploying AI in your business
When it comes to AI, remember not every problem is a nail


Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how Progressive Media Investments may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.