CenturyLink launches new, globally available Private Cloud service in 57 data centers

CenturyLink launches new, globally available Private Cloud service in 57 data 
MONROE, La., Aug. 20, 2014 /CNW/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today 
announced the availability of CenturyLink Private Cloud, a new cloud service 
that delivers the agility and innovation of public cloud but with the physical 
isolation, dedicated hardware and security standards that many large 
enterprises require. 
Each private cloud instance is federated into the CenturyLink Cloud network of 
public cloud nodes, giving users a single interface for creating and 
maintaining a hybrid environment that spans both public and private clouds. 
The end result is greater agility for businesses across a broader range of 
workloads - even those that require additional security and compliance. 
"CenturyLink continues to realize our vision for business-friendly hybrid IT 
solutions, with public cloud, private cloud and network connectivity all 
available from one provider," said Andrew Higginbotham, senior vice president, 
cloud and technology, at CenturyLink. "CenturyLink Private Cloud delivers the 
best of private cloud - from dedicated hardware and physical isolation to 
enterprise-level security and service-level agreements - along with our truly 
innovative public cloud experience, featuring advanced self-service automation 
and a fast pace of feature innovation." 
CenturyLink Private Cloud - built on CenturyLink's public cloud platform and 
expertise - was developed to meet the needs of large enterprises: 

    --  Furthers hybrid IT capabilities - Private Cloud connects with
        public cloud running the same technology platform; enterprises
        can also leverage other CenturyLink solutions, including
        network and opt-in managed services for critical applications.
    --  Runs on the same
        platform as CenturyLink's public cloud - Innovative cloud
        management, automation and orchestration capabilities, as well
        as new features as they are released.
    --  Delivers geographic flexibility - Enterprises can deploy
        private cloud in any of CenturyLink's 57 data centers located
        in 34 cities around the world.

"Hybrid cloud is the enterprise IT operational model of the future," said 
Melanie Posey, research vice president, hosting and managed network services, 
at global analyst firm IDC. "CenturyLink Private Cloud provides a frictionless 
hybrid cloud option for organizations that want to source private and public 
cloud services from a single provider and connect cloud with other IT services 
through an extensive Tier 1 IP network."

The launch of CenturyLink Private Cloud builds on CenturyLink's recent cloud 
advancements, which include industry recognition as a leading cloud provider, 
the availability of cloud-based managed services and new CenturyLink Cloud 

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.

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SOURCE  CenturyLink, Inc. 
Justin Lopinot, 314.628.7053, justin.lopinot@centurylink.com 
CO: CenturyLink, Inc.
ST: Louisiana
-0- Aug/20/2014 11:00 GMT
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