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. 
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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. 
Justin Lopinot, 314.628.7053, justin.lopinot@centurylink.com 
CO: CenturyLink, Inc.
ST: Ontario
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