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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.

CenturyLink Honored in 2015 North America SIP Trunking Leadership Scorecard

CenturyLink ranked second among 10 SIP trunking service providers in the 2015 IHS Infonetics SIP Trunking North American Service Provider Scorecard published by industry analyst firm Infonetics Research, now IHS (NYSE: IHS). Providers were evaluated based on four criteria: financial stability, market strategy, service capabilities and support options. IHS author Diane Myers wrote the seventh annual IHS Infonetics SIP Trunking North American Service Provider Scorecard. Access the report here

CenturyLink Receives FTTH Council Award for Gigabit Fiber Service Deployments

CenturyLink was recognized by the Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council during its 2015 FTTH Connect Conference, which celebrated the growth of fiber and those who have championed the advancement of the fiber-to-the-home industry this year. CenturyLink was given the 2015 Chairman’s Award for its nationwide fiber deployment enabling high-speed broadband service up to 1 gigabits per second (Gbps) across the country, including underserved areas. CenturyLink announced its first gigabit service pilot in 2013 and now offers fiber-enabled 1 Gbps broadband speeds to residential and business customers in parts of 17 states.

CenturyLink Positioned as a Leader in Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Europe

CenturyLink was positioned as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Europe, by leading analyst firm Gartner. Gartner analysts Tiny Haynes, Gianluca Tramacere and Gregor Petri authored the Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Europe, report, published on June 30, 2015. CenturyLink also was recognized in the Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide, report published on May 19, 2015. Read the full report.

 
CenturyLink Receives Recognition in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide

CenturyLink was positioned by industry analyst firm Gartner, Inc. as a visionary in the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide, report. Gartner analysts Lydia Leong, Douglas Toombs and Bob Gill authored the Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide, report, published on May 18, 2015. Evaluation for the report was based on vendors' completeness of vision and ability to execute. Download the report.

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

CenturyLink has been recognized by analyst firm Gartner, Inc. as a visionary in the Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Asia Pacific. Evaluation for the report was based on vendors’ completeness of vision, including market understanding, market strategy, sales strategy, business model, vertical/industry strategy, geographic strategy, offering strategy and innovation. The Magic Quadrant also assesses ability to execute, which includes product or service, sales execution/pricing, market responsiveness/record, marketing execution, overall viability and customer experience.

CenturyLink receives five Wholesale Provider Excellence Awards from ATLANTIC-ACM

CenturyLink was awarded ATLANTIC-ACM’s 2014 Metro Wholesale Service Provider Excellence Awards in the ILEC division for Brand, Sales Reps, Provisioning, Billing, and Customer Service at the 2014 COMPTEL Plus Trade Show in Dallas. This is the ninth consecutive year CenturyLink has been recognized by their customers through ATLANTIC-ACM research. The awards are based on extensive customer surveys conducted by ATLANTIC-ACM and derived from more than 1,800 individual ratings of metro service providers by their wholesale customers.

CenturyLink Technology Solutions was named Best Hybrid Cloud Service at the Asia Cloud Awards at Computerworld Hong Kong.
 
CenturyLink was named one of the Companies to Watch in 2015 by the Software Development (SD) Times.

18 Enterprises Receive Global Recognition for Data Center Design and Operations Efficiency

 Uptime Institute, an independent division of the 451 Group, announced 18 winners, including CenturyLink Technology Solutions, in the first annual Brill Awards for Efficient IT. In the judgment of more than 90 industry professionals who evaluated submissions from leading enterprises around the world, these projects best exhibited efficiency in data center and IT operations in the broadest sense of the word -- efficiency of capital deployment, technology, design, operations and overall management. The Brill Awards program seeks to showcase companies and technologies that improve the industry's ability to sustainably deliver IT services to the end user.

CenturyLink has been recognized by analyst firm Gartner Inc. in the Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service. During the past year, CenturyLink has added to its industry-recognized...

CenturyLink recognized as leader in Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Europe

CenturyLink has been recognized by analyst firm Gartner, Inc. as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Europe.

The 20 Coolest Cloud Infrastructure, IaaS Vendors Of The 2014 Cloud 100

CenturyLink Technology Solutions was ranked third on CRN’s list of the 20 Coolest Cloud Infrastructure, laaS Vendors of 2014.

CenturyLink named to DiversityInc’s Top 10 Companies for Veterans list

DiversityInc announced that CenturyLink ranked number 10 on the 2014 Top 10 Companies for Veterans. More than a thousand public and privately held companies competed for spots on the coveted list. 

Savvis Recognized as Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for European Managed Hosting Report

Cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions provider Savvis has been named an industry leader by Gartner Inc. The company was chosen in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for European Managed Hosting report.

Savvis and the savvisdirect Platform win CA's Partner of the Year Award

​Savvis and the savvisdirect platform was named CA Technologies’ AppLogic Partner of the Year as part of the company’s 2013 CA Technologies Partner for Impact Awards. This award is given out to businesses that have innovatively used the AppLogic platform to deliver additional value to customers and drive customer adoption.

CEEDA: Certified Energy Efficient Data Center Awards – Savvis, A CenturyLink Company, receives Silver Award for LO3

BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, awarded Savvis a Silver Certified Energy Efficient Data Center Award for its LO3 London Docklands data center. Savvis is the seventh organization in the world to demonstrate its leadership in sustainability and data center energy efficiency by earning a CEED honor, which is administered by DCProfessionals on behalf of BCS.

Savvis, A CenturyLink Company, receives Carbon Trust Standard

All of Savvis’ UK data centers have been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard. This recognizes Savvis’ ongoing efforts to ensure its operational procedures are as energy efficient as possible in its LO1, LO3, LO5 and LO6 data centers in London, Slough and Reading.

The Carbon Trust Standard is widely acknowledged as the world’s leading certifier of organizational carbon footprint reduction. The certification has been achieved as a result of Savvis’ long-term commitment to reducing its carbon and the associated energy costs. Savvis is one of a small number of cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions companies to achieve this standard across all of its UK facilities.

CenturyLink tops ShoreTel’s 2013 Circle of Excellence Awards winners

CenturyLink tied for first place in the 2013 U.S. Circle of Excellence Awards presented by ShoreTel. The award honors outstanding performance by ShoreTel’s reseller partners.

Savvis takes top cloud ranking in Gartner study

Savvis, CenturyLink's cloud and data center subsidiary, was named as one of the top managed hosting providers in North America on Gartner's Magic Quadrant where it is directly competing with AT&T and Verizon.

Thirteen cloud service providers to watch in 2013

SearchCloudComputing (TechTarget) named Savvis one of the thirteen cloud service providers to watch in 2013

CenturyLink receives five ATLANTIC-ACM Best-in-Class awards

Customers across the nation again rated CenturyLink Best-in-Class among U.S. wholesale carriers. This is the eighth consecutive year CenturyLink has been recognized by ATLANTIC-ACM, winning five best-in-class awards which were presented at the COMPTEL PLUS convention in Orlando, Florida.

The ATLANTIC-ACM 2013 U.S. Metro Wholesale Carrier Report Card is based on the results of extensive customer research. CenturyLink received top honors within the large service provider group for customer service, sales representatives, provisioning, billing and data value.

According to ALTANTIC-ACM, network quality remains the top driver of purchase decisions. These awards help set CenturyLink apart from the competition, and reflect its long-standing commitment to providing the best solutions and the best customer experience in its industry.

CenturyLink Awarded Partner of the Year at the Juniper Networks Global Partner Conference

CenturyLink was named North American Partner of the Year by Juniper Networks at their Global Partner Conference in Las Vegas. The Juniper Partner Awards recognize outstanding achievements and commitment from the company’s top partners in the areas of sales, customer service excellence, technology expertise and service specializations.

CenturyLink’s deployment of CPE solutions as an enabler for new managed services in 2012 helped the company to achieve Partner of the Year, one of Juniper’s top honors.

Savvis, A CenturyLink Company, Named Americas VMware Service Provider Partner of the Year

Savvis, a CenturyLink company and a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, was named the Americas recipient of a VMware Partner Network Award in the Service Provider Partner of the Year for 2013 awards.

Savvis, A CenturyLink Company, wins 2013 American Society for Training and Development Award

Savvis, A CenturyLink Company, was recognized by the American Society for Training and Development with a BEST Award. The BEST Awards recognize organizations that demonstrate enterprise-wide success as a result of employee learning and development. They use the learning function as a strategic business tool to get results.

CenturyLink Wins 2013 Cisco Partner Awards; Savvis, A CenturyLink Company, Named Managed Service Partner of the Year

CenturyLink received five Cisco Partner Summit Global awards including Service Provider Partner of the Year, the program’s top honor.

Savvis, a CenturyLink company and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions, received the Architectural Excellence: Data Center award and contributed to CenturyLink being named Managed Service Partner of the Year.

Savvis, A CenturyLink Company, Named 2013 CA Partner of the Year

Savvis and the savvisdirect platform were named CA Technologies’ AppLogic Partner of the Year as part of the company’s 2013 CA Technologies Partner for Impact Awards.

CEEDA: Certified Energy Efficient Data Center Awards – Savvis, A CenturyLink Company, receives Silver Award for LO3

BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, awarded Savvis a Silver Certified Energy Efficient Data Center Award for its LO3 London Docklands data center. Savvis is the seventh organization in the world to demonstrate its leadership in sustainability and data center energy efficiency by earning a CEEDA honor, which is administered by DCProfessionals on behalf of BCS.

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