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CenturyLink – Minneapolis Data Center

CenturyLink’s Minneapolis data center is located at 600 Stinson Blvd., Minneapolis, MN 55413. The data center is designed to meet the stringent demands of enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides a full suite of hosting services through the Minneapolis data center from simple colocation to fully managed IT infrastructure hosting.

The Minneapolis data center is a Tier III infrastructure data center offering half and full cabinet colocation, locked cabinet colocation, full or half cage colocation space of 10 x 10 feet or 5 x 10 feet respectively, and custom colocation cage space. The data center provides 7,088 square feet of total space including raised floor space. The data center is SAS 70 Type II certified, and a PCI DSS compliant facility. Onsite security personnel monitor the hosting facilities 24 x 7 x 365 via indoor and outdoor video surveillance. The data center security desk manages access to the facility, with biometric palm scanners and key card authentication is required to access the data center floor. The fire suppression system and seismic engineering capabilities protect systems and data from natural and man-made catastrophes.

The data center has multiple levels of electrical and mechanical redundancy protecting the power load during any power event, and offers 100% SLA on power. The data center is N+1 power design, and a total of 375 kW of power is fed to the facility. The data center delivers clean, continuous power to critical systems, with power densities up to 225 watts per square feet, and 120V or 208V AC circuit types at 20A and 30A. Alternate and redundant power circuits on diverse PDUs are provided to the customer’s equipment with NEMA and custom receptacles availability. The power failure is protected by redundant UPS system in N+1 configuration with battery bank, and automatic transfer to standby diesel generators on the loss of utility power. Sophisticated HVAC effectively moderate the cooling and humidity in the data center.

This carrier grade data center is carrier neutral facility with the availability of multiple, diverse carriers. The data center offers multiple connectivity options including Internet bandwidth, multiprotocol label switching (MPLS), virtual private network (VPN), Ethernet virtual private line (EVPL), Ethernet private line (EPL) and private line services. Synchronous optical network (SONET) connectivity provided for access at DS-1, DS-3 and optical connectivity speeds supporting either voice or data traffic. 10G uplinks connect to the CenturyLink IP network through both public and private connections. Onsite 24 x 7 x 365 support is provided by leveraging infrastructure professionals with extensive technical, management and IT support experience.

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink, the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers, provides broadband, entertainment, voice, and managed services to consumers and businesses. CenturyLink provides data, voice, wireless, colocation, cloud hosting, and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. CenturyLink Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offers on demand provisioning of high-performing virtual machines with any combination of operating system, storage, and memory. The virtual servers rely on fully redundant enterprise class hardware connected through private high speed virtual LANs and leverage storage that delivers up to 20,000 IOPS. Managed hosting includes provision of centralized IT infrastructure and a range of managed services, including cloud and traditional computing, application management, back-up, storage, and advanced services, including planning, design, implementation and support services. Colocation services enable the Company’s customers to install their own IT equipment in its facilities through its centralized IT infrastructure. Ethernet services include point to point and multipoint configurations that facilitate data transmissions across metropolitan areas and wide area networks. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink Prism TV and DIRECTV brands. CenturyLink is publicly trading in New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CTL, and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations. CenturyLink was incorporated in 1968, and is based in Monroe, LA.
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CenturyLink – Minneapolis Data Center
600 Stinson Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55413

CenturyLink – Minneapolis Data Center Highlights

  • Tier III Design
  • Carrier Grade Facility
  • 7,088 Square Feet of Space
  • Raised Floors
  • Half and Full Cabinets Colocation
  • Locked Cabinets and Caged Space Colocation
  • SAS 70 Type II Certified
  • PCI DSS Compliant
  • Security Guards
  • Video Surveillance
  • Biometric Palm Scanners and Card Key Access
  • Fire Suppression System
  • 100 % SLA on Power
  • Power in N+1 Configuration
  • 375 kW of Utility Power
  • Power Density of 225 Watts Per Square Feet
  • 120V or 208V AC Power
  • 20A and 30A Power Circuits
  • Redundant and Diverse Power Circuits
  • Multiple PDUs
  • NEMA and Custom Receptacles
  • UPS in N+1 Configuration
  • Battery Backup
  • Diesel Generators
  • HVAC Units
  • Carrier Neutral Facility
  • Multiple Connectivity Options
  • SONET Connectivity
  • 10G Uplinks
  • 24 x 7 Onsite Support

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