CenturyLink and Switch Supernap have announced a strategic agreement that would benefit customers of both companies. CenturyLink will expand its data center presence through Switch’s Las Vegas campus while Switch Supernap customers get access to CenturyLink’s global data center footprint and portfolio of colocation, cloud, managed services and network services.
CenturyLink adds the Switch SUPERNAP data center campus to its sellable portfolio, allowing its customers to add hosting and colocation space in the Las Vegas market, where CenturyLink employs about 700 people and operates a substantial network services business.
“CenturyLink’s agreement with Switch allows us to add the only Tier IV Gold-certified data center of its class to our portfolio, expanding the choice and flexibility we deliver to our customers to include an extremely high-quality option for hosting in the Las Vegas market,” said David Meredith, senior vice president, CenturyLink. “We are excited to engage our sales teams and offer data center services in Las Vegas, one of the most connected cities in the world, and to provide Switch’s customers with access to the entire breadth of CenturyLink’s IT services portfolio and global footprint.”
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“Partnering with CenturyLink, a company that many of our customers already leverage for network services, will benefit the local Las Vegas community and extend a world-class product to the global CenturyLink customer base,” said Rob Roy, CEO and founder of Switch. “CenturyLink’s hosting options and its consistent global approach to building and operating data centers will provide enhanced offerings for our customers looking to extend to other areas of the globe.”
The agreement with Switch continues CenturyLink‘s recent data center growth momentum, which includes new data centers in Minneapolis, Toronto, Phoenix and Hong Kong, as well as expansions of data centers in several global markets, including Chicago and Irvine, California.