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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. 

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.

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 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 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 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 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 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

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 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.

 
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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.                     

 
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