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

 CenturyLink launches new, globally available Private Cloud service in 57 data  centers  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.  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090602/DA26511LOGO  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         industry-recognized         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  pricing.  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.  Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090602/DA26511LOGO    SOURCE  CenturyLink, Inc.  Justin Lopinot, 314.628.7053, justin.lopinot@centurylink.com  CO: CenturyLink, Inc. ST: Louisiana NI: CPR ELE NET INTERNET TLS NP  
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