Data Center Connectivity: Continual Improvement


Companies that utilize colocation need to have access to strong network connectivity, especially with the rapidly increasingly amounts of data prompted by “big data” and the Internet of Things (IoT). This enables them to keep connected with their customers through a network that offers high availability and low latency.

Talking Trends: The Data Center Industry in 2017


January is often a time to look toward a new year and perhaps find ways to improve from the one prior. It’s also a time for people to forecast what might happen in the near year, whether it’s a new sports team rising to the top, warmer weather or new political trends.

Network Diversity: Expanded Options


Having a lot of options is usually a good thing, especially when investing a lot of money through a purchase. For example, many people buy cars, but some buy them to fit a family with small children while others buy them for form rather than function. Similarly, some people looking to buy a house may want a grand structure with a swimming pool, while others may want a smaller house that doesn’t require much upkeep.

CenturyLink Data Centers: Building Carrier Density and Cloud Connectivity


The best technology likely won’t work correctly if it’s not operated correctly. You can buy the most expensive computer available, but it won’t of much use to you if you don’t know how to utilize it.

Gartner Data Center Conference 2016 – Unleashing the Power


You’ve most likely heard the phrase “What happens in Vegas stays in Las Vegas.” Though that may be the case in some instances, CenturyLink’s participation in the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference in Las Vegas included too many highlights not to share.

Data Center Infrastructure Management: Sharing Best Practices & Lessons Learned


Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) is increasingly being utilized by companies to convert the promise of software-defined IT into value. In fact, the DCIM market is expected to grow to $2.81 billion by 2020. By integrating IT and data center facility management disciplines, it enables businesses to focus on two primary concerns – data center performance and efficiency.

Disaster Recovery Planning: Preparing for Winter Weather


The arrival of winter means many things: family gatherings, cozy fires and warm sweaters and scarves. It also means cold weather, fewer daylight hours, the flu season and travel hazards including bitter cold and snowy and icy roads. In the data center industry, being prepared for winter means businesses should review their strategies for potential outages due to storm-related impacts.

Unleash the Power at the Gartner Summit


December is always a busy month, and it’s no different here at CenturyLink. Though we enjoy occasional office holiday festivities and those extra calorie cookies and desserts like many others, we remain committed serving our data center customers and growing our portfolio of data center hosting offerings. This December is especially busy for us as we work towards closing on the acquisition of CenturyLink’s data center business by BC Partners and Medina Capital through the recently announced strategic agreement.