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CenturyLink Buys Cloud Platform Provider Tier 3; Jared Wray, Jeff Von Deylen Comment

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has moved to bolster its cloud computing portfolio by acquiring Seattle area-based public cloud services provider Tier 3 for an undisclosed sum. Jared Wray, founder and chief technology officer for Tier 3, has joined CenturyLink as CTO for the company’s cloud organization and will lead the cloud development center …

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CenturyLink Wins Potential $750M DISA Fiber Optic Net IDIQ; Diana Gowen Comments

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has won a potential $750 million contract from the Defense Information Systems Agency to install a fiber-optic network for connecting the Defense Department‘s supercomputers and researchers. DISA’s defense information technology contracting organization awarded the Defense Research and Engineering Network III contract as a potential 10-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, …

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Jim Ousley Retiring As Savvis CEO; Glen Post Comments

Jim Ousley will be retire CEO of CenturyLink‘s Savvis subsidiary on April 1 and Jeff Von Deylen will assume Ousley’s role as senior leader of CenturyLink’s data hosting segment, comprising primarily of Savvis operations. Von Deylen, who joined Savvis in 2003 as chief financial officer and board member, will report …

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Kevin McCarter Promoted To CenturyLink Region President

Kevin McCarter, a vice president and general manager for two CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) markets, has been promoted to president of the company’s central region. In his new role, McCarter will lead operational, financial and customer experience performance in the territory covering eight states and oversee six market-level VPs and GMs, the …

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CenturyLink 4Q Enterprise Network Revenue Up 6%

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has announced both fourth quarter and full-year financial results to conclude its 2012 fiscal year. Revenue in the enterprise markets-network segment, which works with enterprise and government customers, grew 5.7 percent over the prior year period to $671 million. Recurring revenue grew 4.5 percent year-over-year, representing the …

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CenturyLink Promotes Jeff Von Deylen to Lead Savvis; Jim Ousley Comments

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has promoted Jeff Von Deylen, current senior vice president of global operations and client services for its Savvis subsidiary, to lead the subsidiary as president, effective Wednesday. CenturyLink said Von Deylen, who joined Savvis in 2003 as chief financial officer and board member, will succeed Bill Fathers, …

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Savvis Completes Acquisition of Ciber’s Global IT Outsourcing Business

Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL), has completed its purchase of client and vendor relationships, infrastructure, technology and facilities assets of Ciber’s (NYSE:CBR) IT Outsourcing business in North America, Europe and India for $6 million in cash. “Savvis’ acquisition of Ciber’s ITO assets enhances and expands our capabilities in areas …

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CenturyLink Subsidiary to Buy Ciber IT Outsourcing Assets; Ousley, Peterschmidt Comment

Savvis, a subsidiary of CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL), has agreed to acquire information technology outsourcing assets from Ciber (NYSE: CBR) for $7 million cash. Savvis said the total transaction price will include additional future consideration in the form of a cash earn-out payment based on results through December 2013. The transaction …

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CenturyLink Wins $233M For SSA Data Networking; Diana Gowen Comments

CenturyLink Inc. (NYSE: CTL) has won a $233 million task order to provide data networking services to the Social Security Administration, the company announced Thursday. The company won the order through the General Services Administration‘s Networx program, which the company says is the federal government’s largest-ever telecommunications contract vehicle. “SSA …

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Hughes Names CenturyLink Vet Gene Caffrey a North American Govt Sales Lead

Hughes Network Systems has appointed Eugene “Gene” Caffrey a sales director for the company’s North American government solutions group, the company announced Thursday. He will be responsible for several federal accounts and Midwest regional sales. The 16-year government market veteran understands how agencies adapt to policy and technology changes while …

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