CenturyLink was recognized with the U.S. Theatre/Area Award for Architectural Excellence in Global Cloud Solutions and Business Acceleration at the Cisco Partner Summit 2016, held in San Francisco. Cisco honored CenturyLink for exhibiting the highest level of excellence in the design of networks and customer solutions within the service provider sector in the U.S.
CenturyLink, RAD, Ciena®, and Ciena’s Blue Planet® division recently won the Third Network Proof of Concept ExcellenceAward at the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) 2016 Global Networking event. The Proof of Concept (PoC), titled “Multi-Vendor Service Orchestration Using Open APIs for Service Activation, Performance Monitoring and NFV,” was built on CenturyLink’s network and demonstrated the tangible benefits associated with multi-vendor automation using open Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), Software Defined Networking (SDN), and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)-based value-added services.
CenturyLink was named a leader for the second consecutive year in the Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Asia Pacific, by analyst firm Gartner Inc. This recognition reinforces CenturyLink's reputation as a leading global hybrid IT provider. CenturyLink was also named a leader in last year's version of the same Gartner report, the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Asia Pacific, which was published November 11, 2015. Additionally, CenturyLink was named a leader in a similar Gartner report, the Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Europe, published June 28, 2016.