CenturyLink wins FCC cloud contract
Company selected to provide cloud hosting and managed services
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) recently won a cloud hosting contract from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that could be worth nearly $1.1 million over the next three years.
The delivery order was awarded to Savvis Federal Systems Inc., a CenturyLink company. The company will provide managed, scalable public cloud hosting services for www.fcc.gov, myfcc.gov and the commission's other public website domains. The contract is for infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and includes migration of the existing website infrastructure to a CenturyLink cloud data center.
Last year, CenturyLink won two task orders to provide private Wide Area Network (WAN) services and Managed Trusted Internet Protocol Services (MTIPS) to the FCC. The two task orders could be worth close to $10 million over the course of five years.
By supplying cloud hosting services over a carrier-class network, CenturyLink is able to provide the FCC with the security and reliability it needs to carry out its missions, which include maintaining a strong communications infrastructure that supports our nation's economy, even during times of emergency.
"CenturyLink is eager to leverage its extensive cloud hosting product portfolio to support the FCC's many missions, including the commission's efforts to encourage new technologies to flourish," said Diana Gowen, CenturyLink Public Sector senior vice president and general manager. "We look forward to adding our secure cloud hosting solutions to the WAN and MTIPS solutions we already provide to the FCC."
CenturyLink is ranked No. 48 on Washington Technology's 2013 Top 100 list of federal government IT contractors.
Disclaimer: This disclaimer is required by Delivery Order No. FCC13G0080. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has not reviewed or approved any statement in this document for accuracy or validity. The FCC and its employees do not endorse goods or services provided by this firm or any other firm, except as allowed by 5 C.F.R. § 2635.702(c)(1)-(2), which do not apply here.
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink® Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations. For more information, visit www.centurylink.com.
SOURCE CenturyLink, Inc.
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