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

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

  PR Newswire

  MONROE, Louisiana, Aug. 20, 2014

--Federation with CenturyLink public cloud dramatically simplifies hybrid
deployments

MONROE, Louisiana, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.

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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 alsoleverage 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 http://www.centurylink.com/ .

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