CenturyLink recognized as a leader in Gartner's 2015 Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Asia Pacific

SINGAPORE, Nov. 16, 2015 /CNW/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced it has been named a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Asia Pacific, by industry analyst firm Gartner, Inc.

"We are pleased to be named as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Asia Pacific. We believe this recognition reinforces CenturyLink's reputation as a leading global hybrid IT provider," said Gery Messer, managing director, Asia Pacific, at CenturyLink. "CenturyLink continues to focus heavily in the Asia-Pacific region to meet growing demand for an integrated hybrid IT infrastructure. Our depth in our overall cloud platform and complementary agile infrastructure, network and managed services differentiates CenturyLink from the competition."

CenturyLink was recognized as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Europe, a report published on June 30, 2015, as well as a visionary in the Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, a global report published May 18, 2015.

Gartner 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's Asia-Pacific operations date back to 1999, and the company launched its first virtualized service in the region in 2007. 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.

About the Magic Quadrant
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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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For further information: Jasmine Ee, 65.9734.1307, jasmine.ee@centurylink.com; Justin Lopinot, 314.628.7053, justin.lopinot@centurylink.com, http://www.centurylink.com


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