CenturLink Differentiator

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Here’s how CenturyLink can help and what makes us different:
 
Best-in-class Connectivity across our owned and operated Tier 1 global network.
Industry-leading Cloud and hosting solutions and expertise.
Uncompromising Commitment to working with our customers.

In addition, CenturyLink offers a suite of unified communications, IT consulting, and managed services solutions that keep our customers a step ahead—no matter what their future holds.

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  • Title Slide: The CenturyLink Experience
  • In a recent CEO survey with over 1700 respondents, 71% identified technology as the number one factor that would drive company success. “Technology takes top spot Since our CEO Study series began, technology — in its widest sense — has progressively risen on CEOs’ radar. It now ranks as the number-one factor impacting organizations (see Figure 1).”
  • In fact. CEOs say: technology is now driving more organizational change than any other force — even the economy.2
  • Yet today’s IT organizations are faced with more complex challenges than ever
  • Challenges such as the explosion of applications, big data and data quality, the constant evolution of security threats, cloud migration, justifying legacy upgrades with static budgets… just to name a few.  Yet whatever the specific challenges, companies like yours are still counting on technology to drive growth, generate revenue, and return value to shareholders.  
  • With so much on the line, what if you had a proven ally, like CenturyLink, on your side to help your IT organization stay on top of these challenges AND focus on what matters most… your core business?  
  • Here’s how CenturyLink can help and what makes us different:  Best-in-class Connectivity across our owned and operated Tier 1 global network.Industry-leading Cloud and hosting solutions and expertise.Uncompromising Commitment to working with our customers.In addition, CenturyLink offers a suite of unified communications, IT consulting, and managed services solutions that keep our customers a step ahead—no matter what their future holds.
  • Highlighted by our 2011 acquisition of Qwest, CenturyLink now owns and operates an unparalleled network consisting of over 430,000 miles of fiber across the globe—enough to circle the Earth 17 times.
  • Our network is directly connected into our 55 domestic and international data centers, as well as an additional 170+ domestic third-party data centers.
  • Over 40,000 buildings around the world are also directly connected into the CenturyLink network, and this number is increasing every day.
  • With documented uptime of up to 99.999%, our network carries more than 100 Trillion bits of data per second..
  • while utilizing security practices that exceed the standards of even our most demanding customer—the US Federal Government.
  • It’s our footprint, performance, and commitment to security that has made CenturyLink the industry’s fastest growing Ethernet provider.
  • With our 2012 acquisition of Savvis—a company at the forefront of the cloud revolution and a best-in-class provider for enterprise-grade cloud solutions—CenturyLink instantly became a respected leader in the cloud and hosting space.
  • Savvis was recognized by Gartner as a leader for both 2012 and 2013 in two important categories—one of only two companies to earn this recognition.
  • Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for Managed Hosting, North America, 2013
  • and Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for 2012
  • Across our 55 global data centers, we own and operate over 2.4 million square feet of raised floor space…
  • and host over 32 petabytes of data—160 times the volume of information stored within the Library of Congress
  • But it’s the seamless end-to-end integration of our cloud and network assets that separate CenturyLink from every other provider in the category.
  • Case in point, during Hurricane Sandy, CenturyLink customers in our New Jersey data center experienced 0% downtime.
  • Commitment to customer service has been at the heart of CenturyLink. And that commitment carries on today.
  • It is this uncompromising commitment to serving our customers that has compelled over 33,000 businesses and government agencies to trust CenturyLink for their network, cloud, voice, and managed services needs—including 98% of the Fortune 500.  
  • CenturyLink has a long history of stability and proven performance. And it’s our customers’ recognition of this commitment that has brought us to where we are today:1 of the 3 top US communications companiesIn the Top 150 on the Fortune 500Highest investor returns in the industry over the past 15 years18.7 Billion in annual pro-forma revenues$3.045 billion in free cash flow47,000+ employees worldwide3 CEOs in the past 75 years
  • By entrusting CenturyLink with your business, you can ensure you are secure, eliminate inefficiencies, and make sure your information technology resources are more focused on your core business. 
  • But don’t just take it from us. “You work with us,” is what our customers most frequently cite as the reason why they chose and continue to stay with CenturyLink. 
  • So what do you think? Isn’t it time to experience the CenturyLink Difference for yourself? 
  • Title Slide: The CenturyLink Experience
  • CenturLink Differentiator

    1. 1. © 2013 CenturyLink, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Savvis mark, the CenturyLink mark, pathways logo and certain CenturyLink product names are the property of CenturyLink, Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. The CenturyLink® Difference Connectivity | Cloud | Commitment
    2. 2. 71% 1,700 2 2 2012 IBM CEO Study, p. 13 link 1# CEOs identified technology factor = success
    3. 3. 3 CEOs say: technology is now driving more organizational change than any other force — even the economy.2 2 2012 IBM CEO Study, p. 13 link
    4. 4. 4 Yet today’s IT organizations are faced with more complex challenges than ever
    5. 5. 5 new applications Big Data Data quality security threats Cloud migration legacy upgrades increased costs System downtime shareholder value revenue growth bring your own device merger and acquisition integration outsourcing reducing OPEX security threats Shadow IT new applications talent management Data quality Cloud migration System downtime market share customer satisfaction Shadow IT legacy upgrades
    6. 6. 6 But what if you had a proven ally on your side to help your IT organization stay on top of these challenges AND focus on what matters most… your core business
    7. 7. 7 Best-in-Class Connectivity across our owned and operated Tier 1 global network. Industry-leading Cloud and hosting solutions and expertise. Uncompromising Commitment to working with our customers. The CenturyLink Difference
    8. 8. 8 Connectivity
    9. 9. 9 Connectivity: Best-in-Class Network enough to circle the Earth 17 times 430,000 miles of fiber
    10. 10. 10 Connectivity: Best-in-Class Network connected to 55 data centers plus another 170+ third party data centers
    11. 11. 11 Connectivity: Best-in-Class Network 40,000+ buildings on network and the number grows everyday
    12. 12. 12 Connectivity: Best-in-Class Network carrying 100 trillion bits/sec with documented 99.999% uptime
    13. 13. 13 Connectivity: Best-in-Class Network Security practices that exceed the standards of even our most demanding customer—the US Government.
    14. 14. 14 Connectivity: Best-in-Class Network fastest growing Ethernet provider in 2012 3 Source: Vertical System Group’s 2012 U.S. Business Ethernet Leaderboard 3
    15. 15. 15 Cloud
    16. 16. 16 Cloud: Industry Leading Solutions and Expertise A company at the forefront of the cloud revolution and a best-in-class provider for enterprise-grade cloud solutions
    17. 17. 17 Cloud: Industry Leading Solutions and Expertise Recognized by Gartner as a leader in 2 categories
    18. 18. 18 Cloud: Industry Leading Solutions and Expertise Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting, North America, 2013 This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available upon request from Savvis, A CenturyLink Company
    19. 19. 19 Cloud: Industry Leading Solutions and Expertise Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, 2012 This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available upon request from Savvis, A CenturyLink Company
    20. 20. 20 Cloud: Industry Leading Solutions and Expertise over 2.4 million raised square feet across 55 Savvis data centers
    21. 21. 21 Cloud: Industry Leading Solutions and Expertise hosting 26 petabytes of data 130 times the Library of Congress
    22. 22. 22 Cloud: Industry Leading Solutions and Expertise but it’s the seamless end-to-end integration of our cloud and network assets that separates CenturyLink from other providers unlimited opportunity
    23. 23. 23 Cloud: Industry Leading Solutions and Expertise 0% downtime in New Jersey data center during Hurricane Sandy
    24. 24. 24 Commitment
    25. 25. 25 Commitment: Working with Our Customers “By offering differentiated services with an outstanding customer experience, we have developed positions of strength in the business and consumer markets.” - Glen F. Post, III Chief Executive Officer and President
    26. 26. 26 Because of our uncompromising commitment to serving our customers, 33,000+ businesses and government agencies trust CenturyLink for their network, cloud, voice, and managed services needs, including 98% of the Fortune 500 Commitment: Working with Our Customers
    27. 27. 27 CenturyLink: Proven Strength and Stability Our customers are the reason why we are where we are today. Top 3 communications provider Top 150 of Fortune 500 48,000 3 CEOs employees worldwide over the last 75 years $18.7B in annual pro-forma revenues $3.045B in free cash flow Highest investor returns in industry for 15 years
    28. 28. 28 When you work with CenturyLink, you can… Help Ensure You’re Secure Eliminate Inefficiencies Concentrate On What’s Core
    29. 29. “You work with us.” 29
    30. 30. © 2013 CenturyLink, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Savvis mark, the CenturyLink mark, pathways logo and certain CenturyLink product names are the property of CenturyLink, Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. So what do you think? Isn’t it time to experience the CenturyLink Difference for yourself? 30
    31. 31. © 2013 CenturyLink, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Savvis mark, the CenturyLink mark, pathways logo and certain CenturyLink product names are the property of CenturyLink, Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. The CenturyLink® Difference: Appendix Connectivity | Cloud | Commitment
    32. 32. © 2013 CenturyLink, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Not to be distributed or reproduced by anyone other than CenturyLink entities and CenturyLink Channel Alliance members.32 Appendix: CenturyLink Leadership Glen F. Post, III Chief Executive Officer and President O. Matt Beal SVP, Corp Strategy/Product Development and Chief Technology Officer Bill Cheek President, Wholesale Markets Group Steve Davis EVP, Public Policy & Government Relations Stewart Ewing Chief Financial Officer and Asst. Secretary Stacey Goff EVP, General Counsel and Secretary Thomas J. McEvoy SVP, Integration and Process Improvement Maxine Moreau SVP Network Services Karen Puckett EVP and Chief Operating Officer Girish Varma EVP, Information Technology Services Jeffrey Von Deylen President, Savvis
    33. 33. © 2013 CenturyLink, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Not to be distributed or reproduced by anyone other than CenturyLink entities and CenturyLink Channel Alliance members.33 Appendix: CenturyLink Networks Local Service Areas Fiber Data Centers North America Europe Asia Pacific
    34. 34. © 2013 CenturyLink, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Not to be distributed or reproduced by anyone other than CenturyLink entities and CenturyLink Channel Alliance members.34 Appendix: CenturyLink International Network CP120563 6/13

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