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Sidus Data Teams Up with Level 3 Communications to Upgrade Bandwidth and Optimize Performance

Sidus Increases Cloud Capacity and Efficiency

(Annapolis, MD), August 17, 2011 - Sidus Data, a leading provider of Managed Hosting and Cloud Computing Services, is working with Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT), an international provider of fiber-based communications services, to increase bandwidth capacity and bring significant upgrades to Sidus' Managed Services offering. This optimization offers Sidus customers substantial increases in cloud capacity and provides an added layer of reliability, speed and efficiency.

"Level 3 will help us accommodate the continuing growth we're seeing from our Managed Cloud offering," said Sidus CEO Jason Silva. "This upgrade is part of Sidus' 2011 overall plan to increase capacity on our entire infrastructure to 1GB per second."
Under the terms of the agreement, Level 3 will provide dedicated Internet access (DIA) over its extensive, Tier 1 IP transit networks.

"As federal agencies continue to move various applications to the cloud, it's important for Sidus Data to ensure that they have the bandwidth to support growing demand, and a network with the expansive reach and reliability like Level 3's can efficiently and easily scale to that growing demand," said Edward Morche, senior vice president of Level 3's Federal Markets.

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Since 1999, Sidus Data has been providing Managed Hosting Solutions, Managed Cloud Hosting and Infrastructure Design for commercial businesses, governmental agencies and regulated healthcare and life sciences companies throughout the, U.S., and the world.  With an integrated approach of hosting, technical support, and custom infrastructure design., Sidus has created and implemented strategies in support of our customer's goals. For more information please visit www.sidusdata.com or call 410-897-1050 or 888-99-SIDUS.

 

ABOUT LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) is a leading international provider of fiber-based communications services. Enterprise, content, wholesale and government customers rely on Level 3 to deliver services with an industry-leading combination of scalability and value over an end-to-end fiber network. Level 3 offers a portfolio of metro and long-haul services, including transport, data, Internet, content delivery and voice. For more information, visit www.Level3.com.

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© Level 3 Communications, LLC.  All Rights Reserved. Level 3 and Level 3 Communications are either registered service marks or service marks of Level 3 Communications, LLC and/or one of its Affiliates in the United States and/or other countries.  Level 3 services are provided by wholly owned subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENT

Some of the statements made in this press release are forward looking in nature. These statements 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. The most important factors that could prevent Level 3 from achieving its stated goals include, but are not limited to:  the current uncertainty in the global financial markets and the global economy; a discontinuation of the development and expansion of the Internet as a communications medium and marketplace for the distribution and consumption of data and video; and disruptions in the financial markets that could affect Level 3's ability to obtain additional financing.  Additional factors include, but are not limited to, the company's ability to:  increase and maintain the volume of traffic on its network; develop effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; adapt to rapid technological changes that lead to further competition; attract and retain qualified management and other personnel; successfully integrate acquisitions; and meet all of the terms and conditions of 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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