Company's Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering now available to federal agencies

WASHINGTONDec. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) recently added its cloud data center service, an Infrastructure-as-a-Service product, to the list of items available to federal government agencies via the General Services Administration (GSA)'s Networx Universal contract.

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GSA's Networx program is the largest telecommunications contract vehicle ever awarded by the federal government. CenturyLink's cloud data center service, which includes virtual and dedicated platforms and offers a secure multitenant public cloud solution, is now available via the Networx Universal contract as well as GSA's IT Schedule 70 contract, which is the largest, most widely used acquisition vehicle in the federal government.

CenturyLink's cloud data center service offers connected public, private and hybrid cloud solutions that support the on-demand computing, storage, platform and application needs of large and small federal agencies. CenturyLink also provides managed security services that enable agile, dependable, scalable and secure IT solutions in the cloud.

By supplying cloud and managed hosting services over its carrier-class network, CenturyLink is able to provide government agencies with the security and reliability they need to carry out their many missions.

"CenturyLink is excited to be able to offer its Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud solution to federal government agencies via the Networx contract," said Lisa Bruch, CenturyLink Government acting senior vice president and general manager.

CenturyLink is ranked No. 42 on Washington Technology's 2014 Top 100 list of federal government IT contractors.

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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For further information: Linda M. Johnson, 202-429-3130, linda.m.johnson@centurylink.com