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NetApp Adds CenturyLink to Unified Partner Program

PRESS RELEASE — MONROE, La., March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Building upon its strong portfolio of managed storage offerings, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced it has joined the NetApp Unified Partner Program offering NetApp storage solutions designed for enterprises and small-to-midsized businesses (SMBs) in multiple market segments including the public sector.

This agreement will enable CenturyLink to provide a range of NetApp hardware and licensing solutions, including its newly designed NetApp Flex Pod offering on CenturyLink’s world-class global network, to more customers and partners.

“We’re excited to expand our strategic alliance with NetApp as we continue building our managed services offerings to help companies achieve success with their digital transformation projects,” said Terence Gleeson, vice president, Strategic Partner Alliances, CenturyLink.{ad}

“Having CenturyLink as part of the NetApp program builds upon our existing relationship,” said Bill Lipsin, vice president, Global Channels, NetApp. “Joining the program should enhance CenturyLink’s ability to leverage new opportunities for delivering value-added services, data center solutions and the customer support needed to thrive in today’s digital transformation.”

NetApp and CenturyLink have worked together for several years, and NetApp is a key storage platform in connection with CenturyLink Cloud, designed for both public and private clouds. CenturyLink customers can call (800) 237-8931 or visit www.centurylink.com to learn more about the CenturyLink’s extensive NetApp-based storage offering.

About CenturyLink
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.


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