CenturyLink investing in data center expansion

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) has expanded its global data center footprint and leading-edge innovations for data center hosting services, the company said.

In 2015, CenturyLink added 14 megawatts of critical capacity at eight data centers, and in the first half of 2016, the company plans to further increase capacity in four data centers. In the last five years, CenturyLink has completed 39 data center expansion projects and added 11 new data centers. The company currently offers approximately 2.62 million square feet of gross raised floor space throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Partnering with CenturyLink enables organizations to take a hybrid IT approach and deliver on the value of data center colocation, managed hosting and cloud services, plus a top-tier network. This creates highly cost-efficient outsourced infrastructures, which free up internal resources to focus on business technology innovation.

As a leading provider of hybrid IT solutions across colocation, managed hosting, cloud, network and IT services, CenturyLink is committed to operational excellence in its data centers, and is the first company to pursue Uptime Institute´s M&O Stamp of Approval at the global portfolio level. The majority of CenturyLink´s data centers have already achieved the M&O Stamp of Approval, with the process slated to be completed by the end of 2016. In the past two months alone, three facilities in Singapore and Toronto achieved Uptime Institute M&O Stamp of Approval, and two separate facilities in Chicago and Toronto received Tier III Silver Certification of Operational Sustainability.

The Tier III certifications and M&O Stamp of Approval by Uptime Institute, an unbiased advisory organization focused on improving the performance, efficiency and reliability of business critical infrastructure through innovation, collaboration and independent certifications, provide assurance that CenturyLink´s data centers meet industry-recognized criteria for operational excellence, risk management and reliability.

CenturyLink 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.