CenturyLink opens second data center in Toronto market

            CenturyLink opens second data center in Toronto market

Tier III-certified facility built to support 5 megawatts of IT load, 100,000
square feet of raised floor

PR Newswire

MONROE, La., Aug. 27, 2014

MONROE, La., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today
announced the grand opening of its new data center in the greater Toronto
area. Designed to serve growing demand for access to secure colocation,
managed hosting and cloud services, the data center is CenturyLink's second in
the Toronto region and fourth in Canada.

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The new data center, known as TR3, is built to support up to 5 megawatts of IT
load and 100,000 square feet of raised floor space. Located in Markham, the
new facility has received Uptime Institute's Tier III Certification of
Constructed Facility and Tier III Certification of Design Documents.

"Today's dynamic business environments require businesses to partner with an
agile data center provider that offers reliable, secure IT services and
outstanding support," said Ash Mathur, regional vice president and country
manager for CenturyLink Technology Solutions' Canadian operations. "Businesses
that operate in Canada partner with CenturyLink because we help them succeed
by understanding and addressing their specific technology needs, as well as
ensuring the continuity of mission-critical business applications."

CenturyLink has a longstanding hosting presence in Toronto, where it serves
consumer brands, financial services and other clients. The new facility brings
CenturyLink's total Toronto data center footprint to more than 11 megawatts of
IT load and approximately 185,000 square feet of raised floor space.

"CenturyLink's Toronto data centers not only support local businesses but also
the company's growing base of international clients that require in-Canada
hosting delivery," said Mark Schrutt, director, services and enterprise
applications, at global analyst firm IDC. "CenturyLink's hosting solutions are
enterprise grade, secure and delivered from a portfolio of solid, multiuse and
globally diversified data centers that provide its clients the flexibility of
distributing workloads between traditional hosting and public and private
Infrastructure-as-a-Service environments."

According to statistics collected and shared by the Toronto Financial Services
Alliance, the Toronto region ranks among the top financial centers and
technology hubs in the world. RMS, a catastrophe risk management firm, hosts
its infrastructure in several CenturyLink data centers, including Toronto.

"CenturyLink provides RMS with an integrated colocation and cloud solution to
meet the security, compliance and agility requirements of our forthcoming
RMS(one) risk management platform," said Paris Georgallis, senior vice
president of cloud platform operations at RMS. "Our clients will be able to
use the RMS(one) platform without worrying about the capabilities of the
underlying IT infrastructure. Together with CenturyLink, we have built a
highly robust infrastructure."

CenturyLink operates 57 data centers worldwide, including Canadian facilities
in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. For more information on the new Toronto
data center, visit
http://www.centurylinktechnology.com/data-centers/north-america/toronto.

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.

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SOURCE CenturyLink, Inc.

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