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  London  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.  (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090602/DA26511LOGO )  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  www.centurylink.com/technology.  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  http://www.centurylink.com  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090602/DA26511LOGO  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2014/26/c7422.html  CO: CenturyLink, Inc. ST: Louisiana NI: TLS CPR ELE NET INTERNET NP  
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