CenturyLink brings together the technology, services, and expertise that power some of the largest brands in the world and they do it with solid Management & Operations practices and Tier Certified facilities.

Below is a list of achievements as of 23 November 2016.

M&O Stamp of Approval

Earning the M&O Stamp of Approval validates the rigor and effectiveness of your facility management and operations and gives your stakeholders the assurance they need that effective risk mitigation is in place. This thorough review provides accountability for the operations team, service vendors, and leadership. CenturyLink has committed to certify 57 of their data centers for Management and Operations (M&O) excellence.

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CenturyLink continues to raise industry bar for operational excellence by certifying over half of its data center portfolio with Uptime Institute M&O Stamp of Approval.

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M&O Achievements:

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Central Washington 1
December 2016
   
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New Jersey 5
November 2016
   
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New Jersey 1
November 2016
   
  FOIL MO_CENT7612_MP2_PhaseI-II_160930_Exp180930 CenturyLink
MP2 Phase I & Phase II
October 2016
   
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Boston 1, 2, & 3
October 2016
   
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Washington DC5, 6 & 7
October 2016
   
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Columbus 1
September 2016
   
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Albuquerque 3
June 2016
   
FOIL MO_CENT7612_Phoenix1_160630_Exp180630 CenturyLink
Phoenix 1
June 2016
   
FOIL MO_CENT7612_Dallas1-2_160608_Exp180608 CenturyLink
Dallas 1 & 2
June 2016
   
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Tampa 1
June 2016
   
FOIL MO_CENT7612_VC1_160523_Exp180523 CenturyLink
Vancouver 1
March 2016
   
FOIL MO_CENT7612_Sunnyvale1-2_160412_Exp180412 CenturyLink
Sunnyvale 1 & 2
March 2016
   
FOIL MO_CENT7612_Burbank1_160412_Exp180412 CenturyLink
Burbank 1
March 2016
   
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CenturyLink TR3 Phase I
March 2016
   
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Toronto 1
March 2016
   
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Singapore 2
February 2016
   
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Singapore 8
February 2016
   
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London 6
December 2015
   
FOIL MO CENT7612 LO1 LO5 151202 Exp171202 CenturyLink
London 1 & 5
December 2015
   
FOIL MO CENT7612 LO3 LO4 151130 Exp171130 CenturyLink
London 3 & 4
November 2015
   
FOIL MO CENT7612 DN 3 151113 Exp171113 CenturyLink
Denver 3
November 2015
   
FOIL MO CENT7612 DN 1 2 151113 Exp171113 CenturyLink
Denver 1 & 2
November 2015
   
FOIL MO CENT7612 NJ3 4 151009 Exp171009 CenturyLink
New Jersey 3 & 4
October 2015
   
FOIL MO CENT7612 CH 2 4 151009 Exp171009 CenturyLink
Chicago 2 & 4
October 2015
   
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CH3 Ph.II Expansion, Ph.I
June 2015
   
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Washington DC 2, 3 & 4
June 2015
   
FOIL MO CENT7612 Chicago 3 150619 Exp170619 CenturyLink
Chicago 3
June 2015
   
FOIL MO CENT7612 OC2 Phase1 150601 Exp170601 CenturyLink
OC2 Phase I
June 2015
   
FOIL-R MO CENT7612 LA1 150601 Exp170601 CenturyLink
Los Angeles 1
June 2015
   
FOIL MO CENT7612 SC8SC9 150429 Exp170429 CenturyLink
Santa Clara 8 & 9
April 2015
   
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Santa Clara 4 & 5
April 2015
   
FOIL MO CENT7612 NewJersey 2 2x 150313 Exp170313 CenturyLink
New Jersey 2 & New Jersey 2x
March 2015
   
FOIL MO CENT7612 Atlanta1 150313 Exp170313 CenturyLink
Atlanta1
March 2015
   
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Seattle 4
December 2014
   
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Seattle 2 & Seattle 3
December 2014
   
       

Tier Certifications

Tier Certification of Constructed Facility ensures that a facility has been constructed as designed, and verifies that it is capable of meeting the defined availability requirements. Even the best-laid plans can go awry, and common construction phase practices or value engineering proposals can compromise the design intent of a data center.

The sites below have already been awarded Tier Certification of Design Documents and have progressed to Tier Certification of Constructed Facility after passing exhaustive review and demonstration of capabilities.

The Operational Sustainability rating, when determined by Uptime Institute, becomes a suffix to the Tier Certification.


Tier Certification of Constructed Facility

Tier III - Concurrently Maintainable
MP2 Data Center, Phase II
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Digital Savvis I.M. HK Ltd - Hong Kong Data Center, Ste 130
Hong Kong, China
CH3 Phase II Data Center
Elk Grove Village, Illinois, United States
CenturyLink TR3 Phase I
Markham, Ontario Canada
Digital Savvis I.M. HK Ltd - Hong Kong Data Center, Ste 220 & 230
Hong Kong, China
OC2 Phase II Data Hall 1
Irvine, California, United States
MP2 Data Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Tier Certification of Operational Sustainability

Tier III Silver - Concurrently Maintainable
CenturyLink TR3 Phase I
Town & County, Missouri, United States
CH3 Phase II Expansion, Phase 1
Elk Grove Village, Illinois, United States
 
Tier III Bronze - Concurrently Maintainable
OC2 Phase II Data Hall 1
Irvine, California, United States



Brill Awards for Efficient IT

Uptime Institute grants Brill Awards for Efficient IT (Brill Awards) to projects, ideas, and products that significantly improve energy productivity and resource use in IT. The program recognizes efficiency in thebroadest sense of the word—efficiency of capital deployment, technology, design, operations, and overall management. As a result, the Brill Awards showcases companies and technologies that improve the industry's ability to sustainably deliver IT services to the end user.

2014 Achievement

Data Center Facilities Management:

CenturyLink developed a rigorous facilities management program in order to maintain consistent availability and efficiency across a varied and changing footprint around the globe. These standards have been modeled in the ITIL spirit, and are the result of years of planning, consideration, and trial and error. (APAC)

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