_CenturyLink Cloud Enterprise platform provides the security, stability, efficiency _ and flexibility needed to support ChemPoint’s continuous application development BELLEVUE, Wash., June 23, 2011—ChemPoint.com, the leading e-distributor of specialty and fine chemicals in Europe and North America, has selected enterprise cloud platform company CenturyLink Cloud as its IT infrastructure services partner. ChemPoint conducted an evaluation of multiple offerings before choosing CenturyLink Cloud for its innovation and growth potential. According to ChemPoint, CenturyLink Cloud’s platform provides the security, stability, efficiency and flexibility needed to support the company’s continuous application development and business growth. “While our innovative applications platform has continued to evolve and provide a strong leadership position within our industry, our underlying infrastructure hasn’t kept pace over the past few years,” said Jeff Trimble, vice president of operations and technology at ChemPoint. “The move to CenturyLink Cloud expands our infrastructure capabilities and creates tremendous flexibility. This allows us to focus our technology resources on the differentiating elements that drive our business.” Jared Wray, chief technology officer of CenturyLink Cloud, noted, “Companies moving their applications online need to feel completely confident that their information is secure and quickly accessible at all times. We built our enterprise cloud platform with those requirements in mind. Every customer gets the production-ready environment that will enable them to provide their customers with the quality of service, uptime and support they need 100 percent of the time. Their customers demand it. We demand it.” The CenturyLink Platform incorporates virtualization technology, intelligence and automation across every layer of the platform to provide unprecedented performance and agility. To eliminate the risks often associated with cloud computing, the platform also includes:

  • Enterprise-Grade Security and Compliance: The SAS 70 Type II audited, HIPAA and PCI compliant platform provides tailored, audit-ready policies and monitoring to help enterprises enforce their own corporate security and compliance requirements.
  • Built-in Business Continuity: Recovery and client and file share backup are standard features of every deployment. CenturyLink Cloud maintains multiple copies of IT assets mirrored locally and replicated in our geographically diverse data centers, preserving a 14 day rolling backup. In the unlikely event of a major service interruption, CenturyLink Cloud quickly brings up customer entire environment in a secondary data center with the same performance, scale and capacity, ensuring business continuity.

About CenturyLink Cloud CenturyLink Cloud, based in Bellevue, Wash., goes beyond traditional cloud offerings to provide an agile, self-optimizing enterprise cloud platform. Enterprises large and small depend on the company’s secure, intelligent platform to run their mission-critical, production applications and services so they can focus on their core business. They realize the cloud benefits of lower TCO and dynamic scaling delivered on an enterprise-class platform with SLAs, security, and built-in disaster recovery. Innovative technologies deliver predictive optimization for unprecedented performance at all layers. For more information, visit www.tier3.com. About ChemPoint.com As the leading “e-distributor” of specialty and fine chemicals in Europe and North America, ChemPoint.com engages in exclusive product line relationships with premier manufacturers. From its European and North American interaction centers, ChemPoint (www.chempoint.com) provides its suppliers with marketing, sales, customer service and order fulfillment solutions for their targeted customer segments. ChemPoint is a Univar company. With a network of more than 170 distribution facilities, Univar (www.univar.com) is a world leader in chemical distribution. Media Contacts Kelly Wanlass CenturyLink Cloud (801) 602-4723 kelly.wanlass@tier3.com