Awards & Accolades

International & National Awards

CenturyLink Senior Vice President Vernon Irvin named to Colorado Technology Association Board of Directors
Vernon Irvin, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) senior vice president, has been appointed to Colorado Technology Association's (CTA) Board of Directors. In this role, Irvin will help advance the state's tech community by leveraging his 20 years of executive leadership expertise in communications services.
 
Live Marketing and CenturyLink win International Business Award

Live Marketing, an award-winning creative agency, and CenturyLink, its client, earned a silver Stevie® Award in the 2017 International Business AwardsSM. Live Marketing was responsible for the creative strategy and implementation of the project which was honored in the Live Event Category. Judges praised the exhibit for its interactive and personalized visitor experience, calling the program “effective and innovative” and citing its “impressive metrics.”

CenturyLink wins spot on $50 billion GSA EIS program

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) recently won a coveted spot on the General Services Administration's 15-year, $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) program, a multiple-award contract vehicle for federal government agencies to purchase information technology and telecommunications infrastructure services.

CenturyLink named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant Hybrid Cloud Hosting, Europe for fifth consecutive year

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced it has once again been positioned as a leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Managed Hybrid Cloud Hosting, Europe. This marks the fifth consecutive year Gartner has named CenturyLink a leader in this report. The report evaluated managed hybrid cloud hosting solutions from CenturyLink and recognised it as a leading provider based on its "ability to execute" and "completeness of vision."

CenturyLink Senior Vice President Vernon Irvin named to Executive Leadership Council

Vernon Irvin, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) senior vice president, was inducted into the Executive Leadership Council (ELC) during its 2017 summer general membership meeting in London, England. Comprised of more than 600 current and former senior executives at Fortune 1,000 and Global 500 companies, the ELC champions the development of black leaders and strives to increase the number of successful black executives.

 
CenturyLink wins VMware Cloud Provider 2016 Global Partner Innovation Award

 CenturyLink, Inc. has been honored as a winner of a VMware 2016 Global Partner Innovation Award in the Cloud Provider category. CenturyLink was recognized at VMware Partner Leadership Summit 2017, held recently in Ranchos Palos Verdes, Calif. "We are proud of this award because it highlights our success in cloud, including our recent launch of the cloud-agnostic CenturyLink Cloud Application Manager, combined with our long-standing and expanded collaboration with VMware," said Bill Corbin, senior vice president, Alliances and Strategic Partnerships for CenturyLink.

 
CenturyLink Wins HPE 2017 Global Service Provider of the Year

 CenturyLink, Inc. has won the 2017 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Global Service Provider of the Year award. This well-known award, presented at HPE's Global Partner Summit, recognizes CenturyLink's outstanding performance and accomplishments that raise the standard for business excellence and customer satisfaction.

CRN recognizes three CenturyLink Alliances professionals on its prestigious 2017 Women of the Channel list

 CenturyLink, Inc. announced CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named three CenturyLink Alliances professionals to its prestigious 2017 Women of the Channel list. The professionals who comprise this annual list span the IT channel, representing vendors, distributors, solution providers and other organizations that figure prominently in the channel ecosystem.

John DeLozier, vice president of CenturyLink Channel Alliances, honored by Channel Partners magazine with 2017 Circle of Excellence award

 CenturyLink, Inc. announced that Channel Partners magazine, a resource for indirect sales channels offering IT and telecom systems and services, has recognized John DeLozier, vice president of CenturyLink Channel Alliances, with a 2017 Circle of Excellence award. The publication's Circle of Excellence winners were honored during an April 12 awards ceremony at the Spring 2017 Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas. These winners will be featured throughout 2017 on a special Channel Partners Immersion Center.

John DeLozier, Vice President of Channel Alliances at CenturyLink, recognized as 2017 CRN® Channel Chief

 CenturyLink, Inc. announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named John DeLozier, vice president of Channel Alliances, to its prestigious list of 2017 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel partners.

CenturyLink awarded 2016 BizConnect Carrier Managed Services Partner of the Year by Ciena

CenturyLink, Inc. has been named the 2016 BizConnect Carrier Managed Services Partner of the Year by Ciena® in recognition of CenturyLink's significant growth and innovation in managed services across several verticals, including healthcare, financial services, and federal, state and local government. CenturyLink deploys Ciena equipment to deliver wave and Ethernet services to enterprise customers.                     

 
CenturyLink, RAD, Ciena, and Ciena’s Blue Planet Division earn Proof of Concept Excellence Award at MEF 1

CenturyLink, RAD, Ciena®, and Ciena’s Blue Planet® division recently won the Third Network Proof of Concept Excellence Award at the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) 2016 Global Networking event. The Proof of Concept (PoC), titled “Multi-Vendor Service Orchestration Using Open APIs for Service Activation, Performance Monitoring and NFV,” was built on CenturyLink’s network and demonstrated the tangible benefits associated with multi-vendor automation using open Application Programming Interfaces (APIs),  Software Defined Networking (SDN), and Network  Functions Virtualization (NFV)-based value-added services. Read more.

CenturyLink recognized at Cisco Partner Summit 2016

CenturyLink was recognized with the U.S. Theatre/Area Award for Architectural Excellence in Global Cloud Solutions and Business Acceleration at the Cisco Partner Summit 2016, held in San Francisco. Cisco honored CenturyLink for exhibiting the highest level of excellence in the design of networks and customer solutions within the service provider sector in the U.S. Read more.

CenturyLink recognized as a leader in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Asia Pacific

CenturyLink was named a leader for the second consecutive year in the Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Asia Pacific, by analyst firm Gartner Inc. This recognition reinforces CenturyLink's reputation as a leading global hybrid IT provider. CenturyLink was also named a leader in last year's version of the same Gartner report, the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Asia Pacific, which was published November 11, 2015. Additionally, CenturyLink was named a leader in a similar Gartner report, the Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Europe, published June 28, 2016. Read more.

CenturyLink named a ‘Leader’ for data centre operations and management in IDC MarketScape for Canadian market

CenturyLink was named a "Leader" in the IDC MarketScape: Canadian Data Centre Operations and Management Vendor Assessment (Doc #CA40622416, Sept. 30, 2016). The IDC MarketScape measures the capabilities and offerings of data centre service providers and their qualifications to meet the current and future needs of Canadian organizations. CenturyLink delivers hybrid IT solutions for Canadian companies through robust platforms of cloud services and managed hosting combined with four CenturyLink data centres across Canada – two in Toronto, one in Montreal, and one in Vancouver – that are connected with CenturyLink data centres and cloud nodes around the globe. CenturyLink's enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure solutions have been offered in Canada since 2010, and address data sovereignty requirements for Canadian enterprises and multi-national corporations seeking to establish a local presence.  Read more.

Frost & Sullivan recognizes CenturyLink with Asia Pacific Hybrid IT Strategy Award for the second consecutive year

CenturyLink received the 2016 Asia Pacific Hybrid IT Strategy Award for the second consecutive year from Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting firm. The award, based on Frost & Sullivan's in-depth research and careful evaluation, recognizes CenturyLink's outstanding ability to deliver an integrated and comprehensive hybrid IT portfolio that includes cloud, colocation, managed hosting, network and managed services to meet rising demands for highly automated, efficient, reliable and flexible IT services. Read more.

CenturyLink recognized for its innovative Managed Security Services offerings by two independent research firms

CenturyLink was recognized for innovation in its managed security services (MSS) offerings by two independent analyst firms. CenturyLink was named a "Leader" in the IDC MarketScape: U.S. Emerging Managed Security Services 2016 Vendor Assessment, and, separately, CenturyLink was named a "Strong Performer" in The Forrester Wave™: Managed Security Services Providers, North America, Q3 2016. Read more.

CenturyLink positioned as leader in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for Managed Hybrid Cloud Hosting, Europe

CenturyLink was named a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Managed Hybrid Cloud Hosting, Europe, by analyst firm Gartner Inc. Gartner analysts Tiny HaynesGianluca Tramacere and Gregor Petri authored the Magic Quadrant for Managed Hybrid Cloud Hosting, Europe, report, published on June 28, 2016. Read more.

CenturyLink Wins DISA Network Fair Opportunity Awards

CenturyLink won four fair opportunity award decisions from the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to provide network and data transmission services. The task orders, which run through May 2017, were awarded via the General Services Administration's Networx Enterprise contract and are valued at up to $10 million. CenturyLink will provide Ethernet private line and Internet Protocol services to support advanced data services for global Defense Information Systems Network users in the continental United States. Read more.

Excellence in Data Centre Service Award

The Excellence in Data Centre Service Award recognizes CenturyLink as a foremost provider of excellence in data centre services and infrastructure. The award applauds our efforts for innovation and operational excellence, on top of a demonstrable track record, “that can be used as an exemplar to the global data centre industry”. Click here to learn more.

 
CenturyLink wins Datacenter Dynamics 2016 Energy Efficiency Improver’s Award

CenturyLink won The Energy Efficiency Improver’s Award in connection with our efforts to increase energy efficiency at our Columbus, Ohio, data center. The award, part of a series that calls out worldwide recognition to outstanding individuals, teams and projects, was given to us by Datacenter Dynamics, an established global source of news and insight on data centers. Upgrading and replacing an existing cooling system using chiller-in-a-box yielded significant returns to the business and environment.

CenturyLink wins 2015 Data Center Excellence Award for operational excellence, innovation and certification achievements

CenturyLink won a 2015 TMC InfoTECH Spotlight Data Center Excellence Award for operational excellence and numerous global data center achievements. The award recognizes the most innovative and enterprising data center vendors, and is a reflection of the numerous highlights in CenturyLink's data center business in 2015. In 2015, CenturyLink completed data center expansion projects in Boston, London, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Phoenix, Seattle and Washington, D.C. The company also grew its market presence into Australia and in central Washington, where it opened a hydro-electric powered data center.

 
Frost & Sullivan honors CenturyLink with Company of the Year Award for the North American Cloud Industry

CenturyLink, Inc. received the 2015 "Company of the Year Award – The Cloud Industry, North America" from Frost & Sullivan, a business research and consulting firm. The award, based on Frost & Sullivan's extensive research and a survey of IT decision-makers, recognizes CenturyLink's hybrid IT portfolio for meeting the needs of the next generation of technical and line-of-business cloud users for highly automated, efficient, reliable and flexible IT services. Read more.

 
CenturyLink recognized as a leader in Gartner's 2015 Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Asia Pacific

CenturyLink was named a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Asia Pacific, by industry analyst firm Gartner, Inc. Analysts To Chee EngArup RoyVincent Fu, and Kenshi Tazaki authored the Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Asia Pacific, report, published on Nov. 11, 2015. CenturyLink Cloud, its public cloud platform, launched in Asia Pacific in March 2015. CenturyLink delivers managed hosting services into China and has made its new Private Cloud service available globally. Readmore.

 
CenturyLink Wholesale Wins Billing Services Award

For the 10th consecutive year, CenturyLink Wholesale has been recognized by its customers for its outstanding service. At this month’s COMPTELPlus trade show in San Francisco, CenturyLink was awarded ATLANTIC-ACM’s 2015 Metro Wholesale Service Provider Excellence Award for its billing services. The awards are based on feedback from more than 400 customer ratings conducted by ATLANTIC-ACM as part of its Metro Wholesale Carrier Report Card. Read more.

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