Awards & Accolades

International & National Awards

ATLANTIC-ACM Metro Report Card names CenturyLink Wholesale Markets Group Best-in-Class

CenturyLink earned Best-in-Class honors from customers across the nation who were surveyed for the ATLANTIC-ACM Metro Wholesale Report Card. CenturyLink Wholesale won five of the firm’s Best-in-Class awards in the Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (ILEC) category: Customer Service, Network Performance, Data Value, Provisioning and Sales Representatives.

With the integration of Qwest into CenturyLink, this marks the sixth consecutive year for this Wholesale Markets Group to be recognized with Best-in-Class awards.

ATLANTIC-ACM is an international strategy consulting and research firm focusing on the emerging and converging telecommunications and multimedia industries worldwide.

CenturyLink and Savvis Earn Spots on 2011 InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators Across America

CenturyLink and Savvis, a CenturyLink company, were included in the 2011 InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology. The 2011 list was revealed at an awards ceremony at the InformationWeek Conference in Dana Point, California.

CenturyLink was recognized for its ability to develop and deliver the technology to keep up with the company’s continued growth as a result of its merger with Embarq in 2009 and with Qwest in 2011.

Savvis was recognized by InformationWeek 500 for leveraging the social networking Jive software in a project that connects internally between company employees and externally with strategic clients through shared documents, blogs, forums, wikis and user profiles.

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation’s most innovative users of information technology with its annual listing and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America’s best-known companies. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate IT rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.

"For 23 years, the InformationWeek 500 has chronicled and honored the most innovative users of business technology,” said InformationWeek Editor in Chief Rob Preston. “In this day and age, however, being innovative isn’t enough. Companies and their IT organizations need to innovate faster than ever before to stay a step or two ahead of their customers, partners, and competitors. This year’s ranking placed special emphasis on those high-octane business technology innovators."

CenturyLink Business Markets Group Wins Best-in-Class Awards from ATLANTIC-ACM

CenturyLink earned two “Best-in-Class” Business Services awards, based on the 2011 Business Connectivity Report Card by ATLANTIC-ACM, a leading telecommunications research consultancy and benchmarking firm.

ATLANTIC-ACM recognized CenturyLink’s Business Markets Group for excellence based on customer feedback in two key areas: ILEC/IXC Billing and ILEC/IXC Enterprise Voice Value.

CenturyLink is the third-largest telecommunications company in the United States as a result of its acquisition of Qwest. This marks the fifth consecutive year CenturyLink or Qwest has won at least two Business Services awards, and the fourth consecutive year CenturyLink or Qwest has taken the award for Billing.

"In addition to clinching two Business Services awards, CenturyLink was top-rated for Metro Private Line (Speeds DS1 and below) for both Quality and Price Competitiveness, and Long Haul Private Line (Speeds DS3 and above) Price Competitiveness,” said Dr. Judy Reed Smith, chief executive officer, ATLANTIC-ACM. “Such widespread customer satisfaction across operations and products serves as a true testament to customers’ admiration for CenturyLink’s range of business services."

The awards resulted from ATLANTIC-ACM’s annual Business Connectivity Report Card. The Report Card evaluates telecommunications carriers in key performance areas based on approximately 3,500 customer ratings.

Network World names Savvis, a CenturyLink company, to its listing of the 10 most powerful IaaS companies

Network World assembled a list of the 10 most powerful IaaS companies with help from analysts at Cloud Technology Partners, Current Analysis, Enterprise Strategy Group, Gartner, IDC and Neovise who watch the public cloud Infrastructure as a Service scene very closely. Each was asked to name the companies they believed have the most influence -- whether that’s measured in market share, mind share, revenue, existing enterprise pull or underlying technology links -- in drawing enterprise customers into the realm of public cloud infrastructure.

Savvis, a CenturyLink company, markets its VMware-driven public cloud IaaS called Symphony Virtual Private Data Center alongside its private cloud offering and with the optional managed services it has already built its enterprise reputation upon. The company offers tiered levels of services, service level agreements and prices to match those levels. The company has put a huge emphasis on deep security and a unified portal across all of its services. The combination puts Savvis in the top five market share leaders in the VMware public cloud IaaS space.
Network World is the premier provider of information, intelligence and insight for Network and IT Executives.

SearchCloudComputing.com ranked Savvis, a CenturyLink company, third on its list of the top 10 cloud computing providers of 2012

SearchCloudComputing.com ranked Savvis, a CenturyLink company, third on its list of the top 10 cloud computing providers of 2012. One of three telcos to make this year’s list, CenturyLink demonstrated how serious it is about becoming a top-tier cloud services player when it purchased Savvis last year. Last year’s number three provider was IBM.

SearchCloudComputing.com is the Web's most comprehensive resource for cloud computing news, analysis and case studies. The site provides IT professionals with real-world examples of how cloud computing is being used today.

Newsweek recognizes CenturyLink with Green Ranking (2010-2012)

The Green Rankings comprehensively assess the environmental performance of the largest publicly-traded companies in the United States and around the world. Centurylink placed 215 out of the top 500 U.S. companies in 2012 and jumped in its ranking in 2011 to 201 from 408 in 2010.

CenturyLink Wins U.S. Long Haul Wholesale Carrier Excellence Award from ATLANTIC-ACM

CenturyLink received the 2012 U.S. Long Haul Wholesale Carrier Excellence Award for Brand from telecommunications research consultancy ATLANTIC-ACM. ATLANTIC-ACM surveyed hundreds of domestic long haul wholesale customers in its annual U.S. Long Haul Wholesale Report Card to determine Carrier Excellence award winners.

The 2012 ATLANTIC-ACM U.S. Long Haul Wholesale Report Card is an impartial, market-wide customer feedback study of domestic wholesale providers. Customers were asked to rank wholesale service providers in categories that include brand, sales representatives, provisioning, network performance, billing, customer service, and numerous product quality and price competitiveness categories. The Brand award is measured by customer ratings of carriers’ reputations for quality and service.

“CenturyLink’s 2012 win for Brand maintains the company’s trend of earning positive wholesale customer recognition,” said Fedor Smith, ATLANTIC-ACM President. “CenturyLink’s latest addition to its wholesale accolades underscores respondents’ perceptions that CenturyLink continues to reliably deliver wholesale services.”

Gartner, Inc. recognizes Savvis, a CenturyLink company, as a leader in two cloud-focused Magic Quadrants: Managed Hosting and Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service

Leading industry analyst firm Gartner, Inc. has positioned Savvis, a CenturyLink company and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, in the Leaders quadrant in both the Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting and the Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service.

Savvis’ flexible enterprise cloud services are designed and deployed to meet a broad range of global computing needs. From integrated and hybrid cloud designs to fully virtualized cloud data center solutions, Savvis cloud services deliver business agility and can transform enterprises through maximum scalability and security, seamless migration, a flexible engagement model and superior performance for even the most mission-critical of business requirements.

The evaluation for both reports was based on vendors’ completeness of vision, including market understanding, offering strategy and innovation, among other criteria. The Magic Quadrant also assesses ability to execute, which includes capabilities, overall viability and customer experience.

About the Magic Quadrant: Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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 Awarded 2012 Partner of the Year by Ciena

CenturyLink was named the 2012 Partner of the Year by Ciena. CenturyLink was honored for its deployment of new managed services in 2012, including its Professional Network Operations Center (ProNOC) offering. ProNOC is a comprehensive network management technology and maintenance solution that allows enterprise customers to focus on their core business priorities and avoid costly IT resource investments.

Savvis, A CenturyLink Company, wins 2012 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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