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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

PR Newswire

MONROE, La., Feb. 26, 2014

MONROE, La., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --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 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.

Website: http://www.centurylink.com
Contact: Justin Lopinot, 314.628.7053, justin.lopinot@centurylink.com
 
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