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Press Release -- October 7th, 2014
Source: Level 3 Communications

Level 3 Provides Enterprises with Secure, High-Performance Connectivity to Cloud Services from HP

Adds HP Helion Managed Cloud Service to Its Cloud Connect Solutions Ecosystem

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) today announced the addition of HP Helion Managed Cloud Service to the Level 3 Cloud Connect Solutions ecosystem. Enterprises and government agencies will be able to establish secure, high-performance, efficient connections to HP Helion Managed Cloud Service using Level 3’s Virtual Private Network (VPN) and security services in North America, Latin America and Europe. This alliance provides Level 3 and HP customers worldwide with a reliable and flexible path to migrate and manage mission-critical applications and data in the cloud.

To address common concerns among enterprises related to cloud and data center migration, including security, performance and control, Level 3 has collaborated with HP and other cloud service providers to offer comprehensive cloud networking. The solution enables customers to be more agile by providing rapid service provisioning, dynamic bandwidth and usage-based billing for them to focus on developing and delivering core business applications in the cloud.

“The combination of HP and Level 3 delivers the tools for customers to transform their IT and network architecture in the cloud,” said Anthony Christie, chief marketing officer of Level 3. “By forging relationships with the most respected brands in the cloud services industry, like HP, enterprises can execute their cloud strategies with confidence in the performance of their cloud environments, allowing customers to focus on the growth of their business.”

Level 3 Cloud Connect Solutions offers VPN connectivity built directly into HP Helion Managed Cloud Service. Private network access coupled with managed network security services via the global Level 3 network to HP dual-active cloud sites establishes load balancing and redundant failover, which deliver 99.999 percent uptime – addressing enterprises’ primary concerns about data security, business continuity and reliability in the cloud. Level 3 Cloud Connect Solutions also delivers direct connections to HP Helion Managed Virtual Private Cloud for Public Sector. HP Helion Managed Virtual Private Cloud for Public Sector follows applicable regulatory standards such as FedRAMP and FISMA, which provide customers with reassurances about the security and compliance of their overall cloud strategy.

“Effective management and security of business-critical data are key concerns among enterprises today, so it remains imperative for HP to deliver and protect core business applications in the cloud,” said Jim Fanella, vice president, Workload and Cloud, HP Enterprise Services. “The combination of HP Helion and Level 3 Cloud Connect Solutions provides customers with needed security, control and responsiveness to meet the changing demands of their business.”

Level 3 and HP expect these services to be available in North America during the fourth quarter of 2014 with global availability in the first half of 2015.

Level 3 Cloud Connect Solutions offers multiple ways to connect enterprises with cloud and data center services, including MPLS/IPVPN, Virtual Private Line Service, Ethernet Virtual Private Line, Ethernet Private Line and Wavelength services. Level 3 Cloud Connect Solutions supports enterprise customers from a range of industries including healthcare, retail, research and manufacturing. For more information about Level 3 Cloud Connect Solutions, visit

About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT) is a Fortune 500 company that provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3’s comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 500 markets in over 60 countries across a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, please visit or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Forward-Looking Statement
Some statements made in this press release are forward-looking in nature and are based on management’s current expectations or beliefs. These forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside Level 3’s control, which could cause actual events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the statements. Important factors that could prevent Level 3 from achieving its stated goals include, but are not limited to, the company’s ability to: manage risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; increase revenue from its services to realize its targets for financial and operating performance; maintain and increase traffic on its network; develop and maintain effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; avert the breach of its network and computer system security measures; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; manage the future expansion or adaptation of its network to remain competitive; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; manage continued or accelerated decreases in market pricing for communications services; obtain capacity for its network from other providers and interconnect its network with other networks on favorable terms; attract and retain qualified management and other personnel; successfully integrate future acquisitions; effectively manage political, legal, regulatory, foreign currency and other risks it is exposed to due to its substantial international operations; mitigate its exposure to contingent liabilities; and meet all of the terms and conditions of its debt obligations. Additional information concerning these and other important factors can be found within Level 3’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements in this press release should be evaluated in light of these important factors. Level 3 is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any such obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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