CenturyLink Saves Time and Money, Adds Flexibility

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April 25, 2014

CenturyLink sought an open source solution for deploying applications to increase flexibility and lower costs.

Customer: CenturyLink

“Red Hat’s open source technologies allowed us to solve problems with a real understanding of what is available to us rather than just taking a vendor’s sales pitch.“ - John Liptak, principal architect, CenturyLink

Industry: Telecomm
Geography: North America
Country: United States

Business Challenge:

CenturyLink needed to migrate from proprietary to open source solutions to save time and money.


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The organization increased solution flexibility at a lower cost with Red Hat solutions.

Business Challenge:
  • Decrease operational cycle time for deploying applications
  • Save time and money spent on environmental setup and operations
  • Migrate from proprietary application servers to open source solutions for easier system administration
  • Migrated from Oracle WebLogic Server to Red Hat JBoss Middleware for deploying applications
  • Added OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat as the deployment platform to host internal applications
  • Engaged with Red Hat consultants for adopting open source solutions and Red Hat Training for in-depth knowledge on using Red Hat JBoss Fuse
  • Increased solution flexibility at a lower cost with an open source subscription
  • Allowed better separation of operational considerations and application deployment
  • Decreased number of application server versions
  • Established relationship with Red Hat for further support with products
  • Adopted newer technologies with better access to product evaluation and information

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