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CenturyLink achieves Uptime Institute certification for UK datacentres

22 March 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kelly Edmond
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CenturyLink is today announcing that all of its UK datacentres have now achieved the Management and Operational Certification standard from the Uptime Institute, an independent data center research, education and consulting organization, demonstrating CenturyLink’s operational excellence. 

CenturyLink has adopted the most stringent industry standard for its data centers. This standard is proof of gold-standard training, staffing, policies and procedures. The local certification is also part of a bigger picture: CenturyLink is in process of certifying all its data centers across the globe for Management & Operational Certification by Uptime Institute. 

The Management and Operational Certification ensures that datacenters meet certain criteria, focused around ensuring 24×7 operation, reaching the full potential of the site and improving its overall efficiency. These criteria include:

 – Staffing and organisational factors

– Maintenance

– Training

– Planning, co-ordination and management

– Operating conditions

 CenturyLink’s facilities host many leading enterprises and financial institutions gaining business benefits including such as:

 •     Overhead cost savings – maintenance, power consumption, etc.

•     Better connectivity/uptime reliability/performance – these data centers are connected to 60+ data centers and an extensive global network, including cross connects to a wide range of Cloud (AWS / Azure) and network providers

•     Increased security – Multi-layer site security including perimeter fencing and gates, video surveillance, keycards, biometric scanners, man traps and around the clock onsite security staff

•     Disaster Recovery capabilities – business applications and mission-critical data is kept safe, to ensure protection even if network operations are disrupted.

 CenturyLink has many seasoned veterans on-site 24×7 operating these London facilities. Its technical acumen enables customers to focus more of their attention on innovation vs. infrastructure. Globally, CenturyLink delivers highly reliable infrastructure to many of the largest enterprises and financial institutions, including more than one-third or all Fortune 100 companies.

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