CenturyLink recognized as leader in Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Europe

 CenturyLink recognized as leader in Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed
                               Hosting, Europe

  PR Newswire

  MONROE, Louisiana, July 15, 2014

MONROE, Louisiana, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:
CTL) today announced it has been recognized by analyst firm Gartner, Inc. as a
leader in the Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Europe .

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Evaluation for the report was based on vendors' completeness of vision,
including market understanding, offering strategy and innovation, among other
criteria. The Magic Quadrant also assesses ability to execute, which includes
capabilities, overall viability and customer experience.

"Many of the world's largest businesses turn to CenturyLink as their trusted
technology partner," said Fiona Cullen, managing director, EMEA, at
CenturyLink Technology Solutions. "We believe our recognition as a leader in
the Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Europe, underscores our
ability to help organizations achieve success through our continued commitment
to delivering the most complete portfolio of technology services."

Gartner describes the "leaders" quadrant in the Magic Quadrant report as those
companies that "... have staying power in this market, can frequently innovate
on their existing products and can be relied on for enterprise-class needs.
They have proved their technical competence and ability to deliver services to
a wide range of customers."

Gartner analysts Tiny Haynes, Gianluca Tramacere, Lydia Leong, Gregor Petri,
Douglas Toombs and Bob Gill authored the Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled
Managed Hosting, Europe, report, published on July 9, 2014. CenturyLink also
was recognized in the Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service , a
global report published May 28, 2014.

Since June 2013, CenturyLink has expanded and enhanced its managed hosting and
colocation business with new cloud capabilities through the acquisitions of
AppFog and Tier 3 , merging them with Savvis and forming the CenturyLink
Technology Solutions business unit. CenturyLink recently announced new
CenturyLink Cloud pricing and launched cloud-based managed services .

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 .

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its
research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only
those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist
of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed
as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied,
with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or
fitness for a particular purpose .

Website: http://www.centurylink.com
Contact: Justin Lopinot, +1-314-628-7053, justin.lopinot@centurylink.com
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