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CenturyLink attains M&O Stamp of Approval

Uptime Institute's Management & Operations Stamp of Approval and Tier Certification

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.

M&O Stamp of Approval

Uptime Institute has successfully certified more than half of CenturyLink’s global data centers with its Management&Operations (M&O) Stamp of Approval. Remaining data centers are currently undergoing review and are expected to achieve certification by the end of 2016.

CenturyLink pledged its commitment to data center operational excellence by pursuing the M&O Stamp of Approval for all its data centers, which validates the critical facilities management and operations practices of an existing data center. Earning this credential demonstrates leadership and provides third-party assurance that a data center satisfies industry-recognized criteria for excellence, risk management, and reliability.

With these continued efforts, CenturyLink is not only raising the bar for operations excellence, but also accountability and rigor in RFPs and procurement. CenturyLink is the first to attain this certification in several markets, including Seattle, Denver, and Atlanta, with the latest awards in London. Furthermore, CenturyLink has the largest portfolio of certified sites around the globe.

In addition to committing to M&O Stamp of Approval across its portfolio, CenturyLink has also received several Tier Certifications from Uptime Institute for recent data center build projects throughout the United States, Canada and Hong Kong.

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.

M&O Achievements

CenturyLink attains M&O Stamp of Approval for Burbank, CA data center

Burbank 1
April 2016

CenturyLink attains M&O Stamp of Approval for Sunnyvale, CA data center

Sunnyvale 1 & 2
April 2016

CenturyLink proud to earn Uptime Institute's M&O Stamp of Approval for London data center

London 6
December 2015

CenturyLink proudly displays the M&O Stamp of Approval for London data centers

London 1 & 5
December 2015

Uptime Insititude certifies CenturyLink with its M&O Stamp of Approval across all London data centers

London 3 & 4
November 2015

CenturyLink proudly displays the M&O Stamp of Approval for Denver data center

Denver 3
November 2015

Uptime Insititude certifies CenturyLink with its M&O Stamp of Approval across all Denver Colorado data centers

Denver 1 & 2
November 2015

CenturyLink attains M&O Stamp of Approval for New Jersey data centers

New Jersey 3 & 4
October 2015

CenturyLink earns M&O Stamp of Approval in its Chicago data centers

Chicago 2 & 4
October 2015

CenturyLink attains M&O Stamp of Approval for multiple Washington DC area data centers

Washington DC 2, 3 & 4
June 2015

Uptime Insititute certifies CenturyLink's Chicago data center with M&O Stamp of Approval

Chicago 3 & 4
June 2015

CenturyLink earns M&O Stamp of Approval for its Irvine, CA Phase 1 data center

OC2 Phase I
June 2015

CenturyLink proudly displays the M&O Stamp of Approval for Los Angeles, CA data centers

Los Angeles 1
June 2015

CenturyLink attains M&O Stamp of Approval for multiple Santa Clara California data centers

Santa Clara 8 & 9
April 2015

Uptime Insititute certifies CenturyLink's data centers in Santa Clara with M&O Stamp of Approval

Santa Clara 4 & 5
April 2015

CenturyLink proudly displays the M&O Stamp of Approval for New Jersey data centers

New Jersey 2 & New Jersey 2x
March 2015

CenturyLink awarded M&O Stamp of Approval for its Atlanta, GA data center

Atlanta 1
March 2015

CenturyLink proudly displays the M&O Stamp of Approval for Seattle data centers

Seattle 4
December 2014

CenturyLink attains M&O Stamp of Approval for multiple Seattle, WA data centers

Seattle 2 & 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.

Tier Certification of Constructed Facility

Tier III: Concurrently Maintainable
CenturyLink awarded Tier III Certification for Minneapolis, MN data center, Phase II

MP2 Data Center, Phase II
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

CenturyLink awarded Tier III Certification for Hong Kong Data Center

Digital Savvis I.M. HK Ltd - Hong Kong Data Center, Ste 130
Hong Kong, China

CenturyLink awarded Tier III Certification for Chicago data center Phase II

CH3 Phase II Data Center
Elk Grove Village, Illinois, United States

CenturyLink awarded Tier III Certification for Toronto, Ontario data center, Phases I and II

TR3 Phase I&II
Markham, Ontario Canada

CenturyLink/Savvis gain Tier III Certification for Hong Kong Data Center

Digital Savvis I.M. HK Ltd - Hong Kong Data Center, Ste 220 230
Hong Kong, China

CenturyLink achieves Tier III Certification for Irvine, CA Data Center, Phase II, Data Hall 1

OC2 Phase II Data Hall 1
Irvine, California, United States

CenturyLink gains Tier III Certification for Minneapolis Data Center

MP2 Data Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Tier Certification of Operational Sustainability

Tier III Bronze: Concurrently Maintainable
CenturyLink awarded Tier III Bronze Certification for Irvine, CA OC2 Data Center

OC2 Phase II Data Hall 1
Irvine, California, United States

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

About the Uptime Institute

Uptime Institute is an unbiased advisory organization focused on improving the performance, efficiency, and reliability of business critical infrastructure through innovation, collaboration, and independent certifications. Uptime Institute is recognized globally for the creation and administration of the Tier Standards & Certifications for Data Center Design, Construction, and Operations, along with its Management & Operations (M&O) Stamp of Approval, FORCSS® methodology, and Efficient IT Stamp of Approval.

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