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CenturyLink + Level 3 = More Opportunity

We announced on October 31 that CenturyLink will acquire Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT). The deal, which is expected to close by the end of third quarter 2017, creates what promises to be the second largest domestic communications provider … Read more…

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Key Observations from the 2016 Gartner Symposium/ITxpo

Yet another Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is in the books. The annual analyst conference regularly draws several thousand of the industry’s top CIOs and senior IT executives for a week-long event in Orlando. And each year, the show seems get more business-strategy … Read more…

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Gartner Symposium: This Way to Hybrid IT

You can’t find it on any map – and there’s more than one way to get there. It’s not surprising the industry struggles finding the best road to Hybrid IT. But as business and customer requirements continue to evolve and … Read more…

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Key Insights on Disaster Recovery at VMworld 2016

We just concluded a great experience at VMworld 2016, where CenturyLink was a Silver Sponsor and Network Provider. It was an amazing show. We met many interesting people and learned a lot about where the VMware community is headed.

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Focusing Hybrid IT in the Increasingly Blurry Online Market

Retail customers are more demanding than ever before. Each requires personalized guest experiences across both on-line and physical storefronts. The rapid integration and consistent view of customer information across omni-channel interactions are a driving force behind the new digital economy. … Read more…

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An Enterprise’s Unnamed Star: The Network

Never underestimate the power of the network. That’s the message coming from Gartner in its newest report: “Colocation Networking: Connectivity Options to Drive Transformation and Enable Digital Business” written by Bob Gill. Here are the facts – organizations are embarking … Read more…

The Modern Data Center

Ever since the days of Jim Cutler and his evil plan to replace the SC&P creative lounge with 125 square feet of raised floor and a well-ventilated metaphor, the enterprise has been struggling with the right way to manage its data center.  … Read more…

Committing to Excellence in Data Center Operations

CenturyLink announced our commitment to certify all 57 of our worldwide data centers to meet the Uptime Institute’s Management & Operations (M&O) guidelines. We will be the first company to be evaluated at the global portfolio level for the Institute’s … Read more…