CenturyLink continues to invest in data centre expansion and secure Uptime Institute certifications across global footprint

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In recognition of the market’s rapidly increasing appetite for flexible hybrid IT capabilities such as colocation and cloud consumption, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced the expansion of its global data centre footprint and leading-edge innovations for data centre hosting services.

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

David Meredith, senior vice president, global data centres, CenturyLink, said, “With global enterprises and service providers under increasing pressure to become more agile, many are utilising hybrid IT solutions to achieve key business objectives.

“We are announcing today our continuing and expanding commitment to help our customers achieve those objectives.”

Partnering with CenturyLink enables organisations to take a hybrid IT approach and deliver on the value of data centre 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 centres, 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 centres 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 organisation focused on improving the performance, efficiency and reliability of business critical infrastructure through innovation, collaboration and independent certifications, provide assurance that CenturyLink’s data centres meet industry-recognised criteria for operational excellence, risk management and reliability.

Other independent organisations have also recognised CenturyLink’s data centre innovations. The company won a TMC InfoTECH Spotlight Data Center Excellence Award in January, and last year won the Network World Asia Data Center Infrastructure Management Award.

In 2015, CenturyLink expanded in seven data centres, and opened a new hydroelectric-powered facility in Moses Lake, Washington, which supports up to 30 megawatts of power capacity.

CenturyLink has also achieved many innovations, including:

• Improved data centre density by 34 per cent over the last 2.5 years;

• Implemented new high-efficiency cooling technologies;

• Integrated wireless sensors for precise temperature and humidity monitoring;

• Retrofitted several facilities with smart-control LED lighting.

Visit http://www.centurylink.com/business/enterprise/colocation/data-centers for more information regarding CenturyLink’s data centres.

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 centres 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. fibre network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network.

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PIVOT™ by Spectralink achieves Google™ Mobile Services certification

Wavelink LogoFebruary 12, 2015Spectralink Corporation, a global leader in purpose-built wireless communications solutions for the workplace, has announced PIVOT™ by Spectralink, a WorkSmart solution, has been certified for Google™ Mobile Services and is now available with the Android™ 4.4.2 KitKat® operating system.

Spectralink AIMS partners (Application Integration and Management Solvers) work with Spectralink to deliver specialised vertical, workplace-specific applications to customers. AIMS partners whose solutions rely on Google™ Cloud Messaging can now deploy their applications on PIVOT. The first set of applications to be offered via AIMS partners include secure text messaging, notifications, alarms and alerts.

Google Mobile Services certification allows PIVOT access to Google Cloud Messaging as well as all other Google Mobile Services such as Google Play™ store and Google™ search. PIVOT’s purpose-built for work platform with Google Mobile Services enables businesses to fully tap into the productivity enhancing power of Android mobile devices in the workplace.

“The Google Mobile Services certification for Spectralink is an exciting development for PIVOT,” said Jim Cikanek, Senior Mobile Product Manager with Spok, Inc., a member of Spectralink’s AIMS partner network. “Now the secure texting applications that Spok offers which leverage Google Cloud Messaging can be paired with PIVOT, a winning combination.”

“Spectralink continues to develop its purpose-built devices to solve the unique problems enterprises face with effective communication every day,” said Sten Dyrmose, CEO of Spectralink. “This spirit of innovation is in every Spectralink mobile device, and is designed to empower workers to be more efficient and productive whether through talk, workflow or notifications and alerts. With Google Mobile Services, our AIMS partners can offer enterprises more choice in how they enable their workers to communicate and improve the performance of the entire business.”

Spectralink works with its exclusive AIMS network, comprised of 37 partners and growing. AIMS partner solutions have been evaluated by Spectralink to give customers the confidence that the applications developed will interoperate with Spectralink solutions. Spectralink’s open platform allows application developers the flexibility to customise solutions for their customers to deliver improved workflow processes.

In partnership with the Spectralink applications development ecosystem, PIVOT enables new opportunities for end-user productivity with WorkSmart solutions. In addition to Google Mobile Services Applications and Android operating systems, PIVOT now includes Bluetooth support for mobile point of sale (mPoS) peripherals, an optional, high-performance 1D/2D integrated barcode scanner, an industrial-grade accelerometer and superior design quality to resist to dust and liquids, including cleaning agents.

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About Spectralink
Spectralink — The WorkSmart Company — is the global leader in purpose-built wireless communications. We empower mobile workers everyday with intelligent, Wi-Fi and DECT solutions that enable them to work smarter, not harder. Spectralink delivers devices that move with people throughout their workday, bringing crystal clear communications wherever workers need them, and durability for the toughest environments. Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado and Horsens, Denmark, Spectralink brings productivity, reliability and ease of use to mobile workers everywhere. For more information, please visit www.spectralink.com or call 303-441-7500.

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About Wavelink
Wavelink specialises in the supply, marketing and support of a range of leading edge Enterprise Mobility and UC Solutions. Wavelink distributes a range of products from Meru Networks, Spectralink, Digium, Polycom and Purple WiFi. For more information please contact Wavelink on 1300 147 000.