Launches CenturyLink Cloud node in Sydney to continue international expansion

MONROE, La., April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced the availability of CenturyLink Cloud in Australia. The CenturyLink Cloud platform delivers enterprise-class control, agility, scalability and security backed by an industry-leading global network.

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Businesses based or operating in Australia can now turn to a single, trusted provider for public and private cloud infrastructure, managed services, colocation, network connectivity and support for advanced hybrid solutions. The Sydney cloud node joins the company's other available cloud locations in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany and Singapore.

"Launching the CenturyLink Cloud node in Australia signals our strong commitment to this key growth market," said Gery Messer, CenturyLink managing director, Asia Pacific. "We're seeing increased customer demand for IT services in Australia, which is one of the most connected countries in the world. Thanks to our continued investment in Asia Pacific, many more organizations are achieving success on their hybrid IT journeys."

Business research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan predicts cloud spending in Asia Pacific will reach US$20 billion in 2018. CenturyLink's presence in Asia-Pacific dates back to 1999. Numerous regional and multinational corporations in Australia are customers.

The Australia cloud node is one of several recent cloud advancements for CenturyLink. In early March, the CenturyLink Development Center opened in St. Louis with a focus on building cloud-based managed services that help drive increased value for businesses. In January, the company launched Relational Database (DB) Service, a MySQL-compatible database-as-a-service designed to meet application developers' rapid software requirements and drive more agile IT.

Besides expansion, CenturyLink has long been committed to operational excellence as well – the Company received the 2015 "Company of the Year Award – The Cloud Industry, North America" from Frost & Sullivan. The award 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. CenturyLink is also the first company to pursue the Management & Operations certification by the Uptime Institute across its global data center portfolio, with all certifications expected to be completed by the end of 2016.

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About CenturyLink
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.

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