CenturyLink Cloud delivers Hyperscale service for web-scale workloads, big data and cloud-native apps

CenturyLink Cloud delivers Hyperscale service for web-scale workloads, big 
data and cloud-native apps 
Announces public cloud expansion to Sterling, Va., Silicon Valley, Paris and 
MONROE, La., Feb. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today 
announced the commercial availability of Hyperscale high-performance server 
instances offered through the CenturyLink Cloud platform. The new service is 
designed for web-scale workloads, big data and cloud-native applications. 
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CenturyLink Cloud includes dozens of self-service features that help 
enterprises run their mission-critical and business applications in the public 
cloud with ease. With Hyperscale, developers can now use the same platform to 
launch and manage advanced next-generation apps. 
"New applications are crucial to delivering a competitive advantage for 
enterprises, and Hyperscale is the ideal service for these workloads," said 
Jared Wray, CenturyLink Cloud chief technology officer, CenturyLink Technology 
Solutions. "CenturyLink continues to bring developers and IT together with 
this new capability. Developers get self-service and lightning-fast 
performance for popular NoSQL platforms, and IT can easily use our cloud 
management platform for governance and billing." 
Hyperscale combines CenturyLink Cloud's high-performance compute with 
100-percent flash storage to deliver a superior experience for web-scale 
architectures built on Couchbase, MongoDB and other NoSQL technologies. Users 
of the service will consistently see performance at or above 15,000 
input/output operations per second (IOPS) for a diverse range of workloads. 
Hyperscale also is ideal for big data scenarios and serves as a complementary 
offering to CenturyLink's existing Big Data Foundation Services. 
Global Public Cloud Expansion Continues CenturyLink today also announced 
expansion plans for the CenturyLink Cloud network of public cloud data 
centers, growing from nine to 13 locations in the first half of 2014. Starting 
in March, customers will be able to deploy virtual resources in Santa Clara, 
Calif., and Sterling, Va., with locations in Paris and the London metro market 
coming online in the second quarter of 2014. All CenturyLink Cloud services, 
including Hyperscale, will be available in these new locations. 
This broad footprint offers more choice and flexibility for geo-targeted 
solutions and for boosting performance while ensuring data sovereignty. 
Customers can also deploy advanced IT configurations through the 
interoperability of public cloud, colocation, managed services and network 
solutions available through the CenturyLink Technology Solutions portfolio. 
About CenturyLink Technology Solutions CenturyLink Technology Solutions 
delivers innovative managed services for global businesses on virtual, 
dedicated and colocation platforms. For more information, visit 
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 www.centurylink.com.

SOURCE  CenturyLink, Inc. 
Justin Lopinot, 314.628.7053, justin.lopinot@centurylink.com 
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