Tier 3 Joins CenturyLink
to Launch CenturyLink Cloud

CenturyLink, Inc. has acquired Tier 3, an innovative provider of public cloud services based in Bellevue, Wash. Tier 3's cloud platform is immediately available as "CenturyLink Cloud."

CenturyLink Cloud’s self-service platform - coupled with CenturyLink’s scale and breadth of services – is game changing for global enterprises. Businesses can now leverage innovative cloud services and CenturyLink’s global network, data center footprint, and managed services team to seize new market opportunities.


Who is CenturyLink?
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers.

What does this mean for CenturyLink Cloud’s public cloud offering?
Our public cloud services will remain running and operational, with no material changes. The only difference you’ll see is the CenturyLink logo and color scheme.

Now, as part of CenturyLink, you can expect our product roadmap to accelerate, bringing new features to market faster. The engineering and network operations leadership from CenturyLink Cloud remains in tact, with prominent roles in the new CenturyLink Cloud organization.

What does this mean to customers?

Here are four important things that our customers should know:

  • There are minimal changes to the cloud services you use today.Our compute, storage, and networking services are unchanged – the only difference you will see is the CenturyLink logo and color scheme in the Control Portal.
  • No change to SLAs. Our commitment to uptime and availability remains high, as it always has.
  • No change to the people and processes you have come to depend on. We plan to retain our team of network engineers, developers, and support team as we transition to a new phase of growth.
  • More resources to help accelerate cloud innovation and adoption. Our people and processes will remain in place. But the really great thing? CenturyLink is committed increasing the pace of innovation. Early next year, a new Cloud Development Center will open in the greater Seattle area. This facility will foster a creative, collaborative environment where the best and brightest will work on new technologies that help your business.

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December 5, 2013 // 1PM PST | 4PM EST

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