CenturyLink opens second data center in Toronto market

 MONROE, La., Aug. 27, 2014 /CNW/ -- 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.  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090602/DA26511LOGO  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.  Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090602/DA26511LOGO   SOURCE  CenturyLink, Inc.  Justin Lopinot, 314.628.7053, justin.lopinot@centurylink.com  CO: CenturyLink, Inc. ST: Ontario NI: CPR ELE TLS NET  
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