LONDON, July 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced it has been named a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Managed Hybrid Cloud Hosting, Europe, by analyst firm Gartner Inc.

"We believe this recognition as a leader validates our ongoing commitment to delivering a complete portfolio of technology services and integrated hybrid IT solutions, such as public and private cloud, managed services, colocation and network services," said Richard Warley, vice president of international sales and managing director for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) operations at CenturyLink.

CenturyLink offers solutions that drive hybrid IT innovation with advanced cloud services and agile infrastructure that enable customers to drive their businesses forward.

CenturyLink continues to advance its global managed services, cloud and colocation offerings for enterprises. The company recently acquired ElasticBox, which offers a multi-cloud application management service, and reached an agreement that extends its hosting and managed IT services to businesses in India.

Gartner analysts Tiny HaynesGianluca Tramacere and Gregor Petri authored the Magic Quadrant for Managed Hybrid Cloud Hosting, Europe, report, published on June 28, 2016.*

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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