CenturyLink recognized as a leader in Gartner's 2016 Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Asia Pacific

SINGAPORE, Nov. 10, 2016 /CNW/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced it has been named a leader for the second consecutive year in the Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Asia Pacific, by analyst firm Gartner Inc.

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

The Gartner Magic Quadrant is available for download here: http://bit.ly/2fO9XBR.

CenturyLink was also named a leader in last year's version of the same Gartner report, the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Asia Pacific, which was published November 11, 2015. Additionally, CenturyLink was named a leader in a similar Gartner report, the Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Europe, published June 28, 2016.

Gartner analysts To Chee Eng, Kenshi Tazaki, Vincent Fu and Arup Roy authored the Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Asia Pacific, published Oct. 17, 2016*.

CenturyLink's Asia-Pacific operations date back to 1999; 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 in China and has made its Private Cloud service available globally.

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.

*Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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SOURCE CenturyLink, Inc.

For further information: Frank Tutalo, 703.363.8698, frank.tutalo@centurylink.com, http://www.centurylink.com


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