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San Diego, July 25, 2012 – Nirvanix, the leader in enterprise-class cloud storage services, today announced a strategic channel alliance with CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) that enables customers to access Nirvanix Cloud Storage Services at higher speeds while significantly reducing bandwidth costs.
Because many Nirvanix Cloud Storage nodes are on the CenturyLink network, companies around the globe can now obtain direct bandwidth pricing without going through intermediate carriers, making it easier for customers to benefit from the superior economics and business agility of cloud storage.
"Combining CenturyLink's high-quality network with Nirvanix Cloud Storage Services removes the bandwidth roadblocks to cloud storage adoption," said Blake Wetzel, Vice President of Sales, CenturyLink Channel Alliance. "We're simplifying the buying process, as customers can obtain pricing directly from us, and offering higher bandwidth speeds at very competitive prices."
Nirvanix object-based cloud storage, combined with CenturyLink's high-performance national and international networks, provide enterprise customers across industries and the globe with extreme performance to store and retrieve massive unstructured content files ranging from PACS to patient records to hundreds of years of HD video.
"With some of our customers reaching multiple petabytes of capacity in the Nirvanix cloud, they need the highest bandwidth they can obtain," said Scott Genereux, President and CEO, Nirvanix. "CenturyLink's high-speed global networks provide that level of performance cost-effectively. Together, we're powering this significant paradigm shift to the cloud, enabling customers to backup, archive, distribute and share files around the world at peak velocities."
The Nirvanix Cloud File System™ enables billions of objects to be presented as one large global namespace, accessible from any location, while built-in data consistency software ensures that once a change is made to a file stored in the cloud, it's reflected across the entire cloud instantaneously. Combined with military-grade, multi-level security at the user, data storage and physical data center levels, Nirvanix Cloud Storage Services provide secure access, content management, and collaborative workflows.
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States. The company provides broadband, voice, wireless and managed services to consumers and businesses across the country. It also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink™ Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. In addition, the company provides data, voice and managed services to enterprise, government and wholesale customers in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers. CenturyLink is recognized as a leader in the network services market by key technology industry analyst firms, and is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises through Savvis, a CenturyLink company. CenturyLink's customers range from Fortune 500 companies in some of the country's largest cities to families living in rural America. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations. For more information, visit www.centurylink.com.
Nirvanix is the leading provider of enterprise-class cloud storage services designed specifically for customers with expectations of extreme security, reliability and redundancy. Under its CloudComplete™ portfolio, Nirvanix is the only company that offers fully managed public, hybrid and private cloud storage services with usage-based pricing. The company's battle-hardened, proven second generation technology is utilized by leading IT OEMs and is fully integrated with third-party backup and archiving software products and appliances, enabling One Click to the Cloud™. Nirvanix has global customers accessing its Cloud Storage Network™, from SMBs to Fortune 500 companies.