Latest CenturyLink publications

CenturyLink sells data centre and colocation assets to consortium

U.S.-based global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services provider CenturyLink has completed an agreement to sell its data centres and colocation business to BC Partners, in a group led by Medina Capital Advisors and Longview Asset Management. The deal, rumoured in early October, is expected to be finalized in the first quarter of 2017. CenturyLink… Read More

CenturyLink establishes data centre offering in China with new Shanghai site

The US network operator CenturyLink Technology Solutions has expanded its data centre portfolio into China with the launch of a Shanghai-based facility. Alongside its five other Asia Pacific data centres, located in Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo, CenturyLink’s Shanghai establishment is its first site in mainland China. According to the organisation expanding into the world’s… Read More

Rackspace shares plummet after announcing no buyer found

Rackspace shares plunged by more than 16% at close of play on Tuesday after the Texas-based cloud company announced that it was no longer interested in selling itself. Rackspace has openly been considering a buyout strategy over the past four months, with many organisations showing an interest in partnership deals or acquiring the company as a… Read More

CenturyLink looks to acquire Rackspace for more than $5billion

CenturyLink, the leading landline phone and communications service provider, is reportedly seeking to acquire Rackspace Hosting to expand its offering in the cloud market. Last month Rackspace announced that it is currently reviewing strategy internally, following reports of a dwindling customer base, the resignation of its CEO Lanham Napier, as well as rumours that it… Read More

The heart of the cloud doesn’t beat, it whirrs

Who’d have thought a data centre could be so full of surprises? I am grateful to CenturyLink Technology Solutions for accepting my request to visit their site in Slough – after all, if I am to write about them and their use every day, I should at least have witnessed this beating – or whirring… Read More