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Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery

Even the slightest downtime in today’s interconnected environment could prove harmful for your business, which is exactly why some of the world’s leading global companies with the largest and most complex IT infrastructure rely on CenturyLink Technology Solutions’ comprehensive portfolio of cost-effective and holistic Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery solutions. With over 1,200 employees monitoring and maintaining our 55 state-of the-art data centers that are connected by our secure Tier 1 network with built in redundancy and diversity for extra reliability, our solutions help minimize the impact of unplanned events and help keep your business operational, delivering 24/7 failover protection by optimizing the performance and availability of IT operations while better aligning business and technology objectives. From planning to design to implementation and management, our certified professional services team works with you to understand your changing business requirements and designs a solution that successfully addresses your needs cost-effectively, securely and with flexibility.

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Protect Your Business from Disruption
When Disaster Strikes

CenturyLink Technology Solutions Business Continuity solutions enable you to respond to emergencies, accidents or disasters with limited or no interruption to your key operations. Protecting your business against disaster, we optimize the performance and availability of your overall IT operations; better aligning your business and technology objectives and helping you:

  • Understand the potential risks and associated probability of a disaster or risk event actually occurring
  • Understand the business impact (by function/area/process) should a disruption occur
  • Document all critical processes and procedures that must be restored to enable and resume business operations
  • Protect critical, historical and regulatory data

Disaster recovery strategy and technology enablement services

Solution Overview


Our 55 state-of the-art data centers, connected by our secure Tier 1 network with built in redundancy and diversity for extra reliability are monitored and maintained by over 1,200 employees to keep your business running. You can rest easy that when disaster strikes, you are prepared with a solution in place that delivers 24/7 failover protection.  30% of the Fortune 100’s leading companies with complex IT infrastructure rely on CenturyLink’s experience, expertise and resources for cost-effective solutions designed with the following goals:

  • Identify and mitigate risks where practical
  • Minimize harm to life and resources
  • Provide a structure to follow in response to a disruption
  • Establish a coordinated communications protocol to all stakeholders
  • Recover, resume and restore functions within time frames to help ensure continuing viability

To support these goals a successful BC program needs:

  • Full support by all levels of management
  • Current and comprehensive risk evaluation and impact assessment
  • Routine review and maintenance
  • Appropriate training
  • Coordination with external agencies

And we work diligently with you and your team to help ensure these predicators are established and in place.

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Secure and Cost-Effective Protection for Your Data Center in the Cloud

SafeHaven®, CenturyLink’s Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) solution provides simple, cost-effective and comprehensive disaster protection of both the physical and virtual servers residing in your data centers. Developed with DataGardens, a member of CenturyLink Technology Solutions Enterprise Cloud Ecosystem Program, SafeHaven® provides replica server instances residing within a secure Virtual Private Data Center within a CenturyLink dedicated, multi-tenant, or hybrid cloud environment.

The costs of CenturyLink infrastructure are amortized across multiple subscribers, providing you an affordable and much lower cost structure. And since the replica servers in the CenturyLink cloud are activated only when disaster strikes, there is no need to provision duplicate OS and application licenses; which lowers your operating costs even further. Take advantage of SafeHaven® cloud-based disaster recovery and benefit from:

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  • Near instantaneous failover and failback-limited only by boot-up times for protected VMs
  • Lossless VM migration between the customer site and the CenturyLink cloud
  • Continuous data protection with up to 64 checkpoints
  • Capability to perform non-disruptive failover tests as needed
  • Multi-OS support for both physical and virtual servers
  • A scope of failover/rollback/failback capabilities ranging from individual servers to entire sites with full group ordering for uninterrupted application availability and functionality
  • Full featured multi-tiered security of CenturyLink VPDC

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Experience and Expertise to Help Navigate Your Business Through the Unexpected

CenturyLink offers a comprehensive portfolio of disaster recovery services designed to minimize the impact of unplanned events while keeping your business operational. We evaluate and assess your current IT environment, design a resilient DR strategy and technology enablement program and provide on-going operations support. CenturyLink is a partner with the core competencies to make sure you are prepared when the unexpected occurs. Based on the following tenants, our DR services provide you with a comprehensive strategy that covers all options and angles:

  • Cost optimization
  • Optimized DR target state
  • Governance
  • Application service behavior

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Our portfolio of DR solutions and strategies provides the following services and programs to help ensure disaster keeps interruptions to a minimum and does not adversely affect your business operations:

  1. Disaster Recovery Assessment: 
    We evaluate your current DR strategy, program and governance practices; identifying strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for leveraging new technologies or reducing DR costs.

  2. Disaster Recovery Strategy:
    Working with you, we establish a comprehensive, scalable DR strategy and program including the governance, processes, technology, design and project plans that are required for launch.

  3. Disaster Recovery Enablement:
    We help deploy and activate your DR program, helping you design, provision and implement and validate your infrastructure environment and migrate the in-scope application services while creating the DR plan document and processes.

  4. Disaster Recovery Audit and Failover Testing:
    We conduct an evidence-based audit across 14 dimensions to help ensure that your DR solution meets the demands of your enterprise.

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    We are experiencing rapid growth, and Savvis [CenturyLink] is key to helping us accelerate this growth while minimizing risk to our business and customer base.  We are very excited to be working with Savvis [CenturyLink] to scale our 
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    Our top priority was finding a managed services provider that could keep our Web site up during the huge spikes in traffic we'd see during holidays such as Christmas, Mother's Day and Valentine's Day. 
    Being down for even a short period of time during these critical peak periods not only cost us significant revenues, but had the potential to hurt our brand.
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    Director of Technology,
    Hallmark Digital