Axios Systems selects CenturyLink to host its cloud-based IT Service Management across Canada

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Axios Systems today announced it has selected CenturyLink Cloud as the hosting platform for Axios Systems’ IT Service Management (ITSM) solutions in Canada.

Scott Leckie, CTO, Axios Systems

Scott Leckie, CTO, Axios Systems

The industry data clearly shows the continued trend of organizations transitioning from on-premise, to cloud, or hybrid solutions

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 transactions (i).

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. (ii)”

“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.”

About CenturyLink
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 http://www.centurylink.com.

About Axios Systems
For over 25 years, Axios Systems has been committed to delivering innovative IT Service Management (ITSM) solutions that help customers improve not only their infrastructure operations but also to enhance service delivery across business functions including HR, Facilities Management and Finance. Axios is recognized as a world leader by leading analysts and their global client base, with a 100% focus on service management technologies.

Axios’s enterprise ITSM software, assyst, is purpose-built to transform IT departments into profitable business-focused customer service teams. assyst adds tangible value to each client’s organization by building on the ITIL® framework to help solve their business challenges across the organization.

In 2014, assyst was accredited for all fifteen PinkVERIFY™ ITIL® processes. Axios Systems was the first technology vendor to achieve this within a single solution.

For more information, please visit our website at http://www.axiossystems.com

Press Contacts
Axios Systems: pr(at)axiossystems(dot)com
CenturyLink: joline.biancavilla(at)centurylink(dot)com

(i) Survey Analysis: Critical CFO Technology Needs: 2014 Gartner FEI Study, Gartner https://www.gartner.com/doc/2776317/survey-analysis-critical-cfo-technology
(ii) Survey Analysis: Canada’s Cloud Imperative: Improving Business Opportunities Through Enabling Services: September 2013, Information and Communications Technology Council http://www.ictc-ctic.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Canadas-Cloud-Imperative.pdf

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