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CenturyLink to Power AWS re:Invent for Sixth Consecutive Year
Company is bringing network and cloud connectivity to one of the world’s largest tech events

MONROE, La., Nov. 20, 2019 - In a business climate where milliseconds matter in network connections, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) will again provide fast and secure cloud connectivity for AWS re:Invent, the largest cloud event in the industry. 

CenturyLink has deployed 280 Gbps of bandwidth to support more than 98,000 devices at eight interconnected venues during the Dec. 2 - 6 event. Keynotes, live streams, breakout sessions, hands-on labs bootcamps, hackathons, workshops and certification exams will be delivered via CenturyLink Cloud Connect solutions, a service capable of providing real-time connections between datacenters and AWS cloud services.  

Additionally, CenturyLink executives will present at two sessions at the event. The first session, a lightening talk on the forces driving edge computing, is led by Dave Shacochis, vice president, hybrid IT product management. It takes place on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. in the Telecom Lounge at the MGM Grand, level 3 pre-function foyer. The second session, "True Stories: Digital Business Innovations on AWS," features Dave Shacochis and Steve Seymour, worldwide technical leader, networking, AWS. It takes place on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 4 the Aria Resort & Casino, level 3 west, Juniper 4.

CenturyLink delivers private and secure network connectivity to AWS for global enterprises to manage and protect their cloud-based business applications. CenturyLink Cloud Connect Dynamic Connections allows for real-time creation and deletion of private Ethernet connections to cloud service providers. Customers can dynamically connect across hybrid cloud workloads on AWS. AWS GovCloud (U.S.) is also included in the connectivity options.

In addition, CenturyLink provides a complete cloud services and cloud management portfolio that allows customers to have low-latency access to virtually endless AWS resources paired with dynamic, network-aware orchestration. CenturyLink Cloud Application Manager facilitates customer IT transformation by orchestrating the delivery of infrastructure, applications and services across multiple clouds.

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About CenturyLink

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a technology leader delivering hybrid networking, cloud connectivity, and security solutions to customers around the world. Through its extensive global fiber network, CenturyLink provides secure and reliable services to meet the growing digital demands of businesses and consumers. CenturyLink strives to be the trusted connection to the networked world and is focused on delivering technology that enhances the customer experience. Learn more at


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