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.

Partners in Innovation


Silicon Valley leads the nation as a region conducive to supporting successful start-up and global technology companies. In fact, Silicon Valley tech companies’ total GDP (gross domestic product) exceeds $535 billion and the area supports between 14,000 and 19,000 active startups compared to the US metro average of 4,000. The Silicon Valley technology workforce continues to expand at a faster rate than most other innovation hubs in the nation. As an example, output in its innovation industries grew by 174 percent between 1994 and 2014.

A Career in Colocation: My Story


When you ask young children what they want to be when they grow up, you often receive a lot of the same answers: firefighter, nurse, police officer, teacher, veterinarian, etc. Not many kids say their dream is to work in the data center industry, even though it’s an important part of the business world, especially as technology continues to advance at a staggering pace.

CH3 Data Center: Making it Big


You may have heard the phrase “whatever you’re thinking, think bigger.” In business, getting bigger usually is a positive thing, regardless of the industry. When it comes to colocation, bigger means more space and power and a greater potential for growth for data center customers.