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CenturyLink Technology Solutions provides secure and reliable tools to build apps for startups to global enterprises, with Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). Easily build and deploy fast, scalable and reliable applications to the cloud in seconds with PaaS tools provided through AppFog – acquired by CenturyLink Technology Solutions in 2013.  

AppFog is the leading PaaS of PHP, Ruby, Node.js, and Java, with more than 100,000 developer clients who have deployed more than 150,000 applications.

Launch your first app in minutes with AppFog, a CenturyLink company

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Resources

Database Startup Guide: Oracle
Cloud based, relational database platform built on Oracle Real Application Clusters 
Database Startup Guide: Microsoft SQL
Cloud based, relational database platform built on Microsoft SQL Server 
Database Startup Guide: Oracle Dedicated
Cloud based, relational database platform built on Oracle Real Application Clusters
No long-term licensing or Server Provisioning
Benefits of cloud computing with instant availability and scaling

 

Cloud Database

The Advantages of Cloud Computing for Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server Environments

CenturyLink Technology Solutions’ Cloud Database solutions bring the advantages of cloud computing to Oracle and Microsoft SQL server environments.  With just a few clicks, Cloud Database provisions everything you need for a complete and secure database solution that’s a clear differentiation from other solutions in its agility, availability and scalability.

Cloud  Database is deployed across a non-virtualized environment, giving the databases access to the full capacity of the underlying hardware.  Combined with SLA backed performance levels similar to traditional cloud compute and the ability to burst, you are provided high database performance that:

  • Requires no software licensing

  • Requires no hardware provisioning

  • Is an on-demand Oracle and MS SQL server solution

  • Is a portal-based, self service database solution

  • Is cost effective; estimated 20%-75% lower cost

AppFog

By Developers, For Developers

AppFog – acquired by CenturyLink Technology Solutions in 2013 – is a multi-cloud PaaS built for deploying web applications that helps developers and IT teams work together. IT retains control over the cloud, while developers enjoy the ability to easily move apps between infrastructures for faster testing, building and deployment.

Proven and fast-growing with more than 100,000 developer clients who have deployed more than 150,000 applications, AppFog helps standardize app deployments by allowing each developer to use the tools they are most comfortable with and still devise a cohesive final product.

Launch your first app in minutes with AppFog, a CenturyLink company

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Other benefits include:

  1. Launches fast, runs fast:  Varnish Cache and op-code caching run applications with less server load and accelerated performance

  2. Reduces ops work:  No configuring servers, firewalls, Apache, security or installing frameworks

  3. Plays well with any SCM:  Versioning is critical; AppFog is compatible with code management systems like git, svn, and mercurial

  4. Scales efficiently:  AppFog runs in many regions, data centers and infrastructures and you access only the servers you need and pay for only what you use

  5. Supports many app runtimes:  Web app technologies include PHP, Node, Ruby, Python, Java, and .NET

  6. Supports many services:  Add any popular service to your application, including MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis, and RabbitMQ

  7. Built on open source:  Leverages the enormous talent of self-motivated participants contributing expert skills and knowledge from all over the world

  8. Built for Enterprise:  Deployable on private cloud instances for additional governance, security and auditability (coming soon)

Resources

Reliable, Scalable and Fast
Platform for deploying apps in the cloud
Key Features and Unique Capabilities
AppFog demo from a developer’s perspective
Picdish Customer Success Story
Focused on taking care of our customers
 

 

 

  • Microsoft
  • Oracle
  • Technical Details

Cloud Database is a highly available, fault tolerant, scalable, cloud based relational platform built on Microsoft’s SQL server that requires no installation, configuration, maintenance or management of any database server software and no systems’ administration.  

CenturyLink Technology Solutions provides:

  • Space and power, compute and storage resources, network connectivity

  • Operating system and database licenses

  • Management and monitoring

  • Database instances and infrastructure

  • Automated self-management and provisioning

 

  • Assured access to compute capacity with the ability to burst on CPU

  • Tiered storage billed by usage

  • Dedicated firewall rules and a TCP TDS listener in MSSQL

  • A SFTP site for access to your files

  • Portal based user and role management

Technical Details:

  1. Database encryption

  2. Database restores

  3. Access management

  4. Automated database maintenance

  5. Database snapshots

  6. Database mirroring

Cloud Database uses Microsoft’s SQL server as its underlying technology so existing client applications and software require little if any modification to use the service.  In addition, the same development and management tools used for Microsoft’s traditional SQL server deployments work seamlessly with Cloud Database, including the familiar T-SQL based relational model.

Resources

Database Startup Guide: Oracle
Cloud based, relational database platform built on Oracle Real Application Clusters 
Database Startup Guide: Microsoft SQL
Cloud based, relational database platform built on Microsoft SQL Server 
Database Startup Guide: Oracle Dedicated
Cloud based, relational database platform built on Oracle Real Application Clusters
Cloud Database Pricing Calculator
Estimate the cost of your cloud based Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server database solution

 

Cloud Database is a highly available, fault tolerant, scalable cloud based relational database platform built on Oracle Real Application Clusters and requires no installation, configuration, maintenance or management of any database server software and no systems’ administration.

With Oracle Enterprise Edition as its underlying technology, existing client applications and software require little if any modification to begin using the service. Additionally, the same powerful development and management tools used for traditional Oracle deployments work seamlessly with Cloud Database, including but not limited to, the SQL*Plus Client.

Cloud Database’s billing model is based on a flat-fixed fee for compute usage and consumption billing for storage and replication.

Technical Details:

  1. Oracle 11GR2(11.2.0.2)

  2. Shared Instance

  3. Dedicated Schemas

  4. Dedicated Tablespaces

  5. All Session Modifiable Parameters Available

  6. Global Parameters set by Savvis DBA team

  7. System Performance Managed by Savvis DBAs

  8. System Patching performed by Savvis DBAs on a minimum quarterly basis

  9. Apply Oracle Quarterly CPU after internal testing

  10. Additional patching may be required to address critical security issues

Resources

Database Startup Guide: Oracle
Cloud based, relational database platform built on Oracle Real Application Clusters 
Database Startup Guide: Microsoft SQL
Cloud based, relational database platform built on Microsoft SQL Server 
Database Startup Guide: Oracle Dedicated
Cloud based, relational database platform built on Oracle Real Application Clusters
Cloud Database Pricing Calculator
Estimate the cost of your cloud based Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server database solution

 

Administration

  • No need to procure, install, patch, or physically administer the database software, operating system or underlying technologies and infrastructure

  • Supports multiple databases through the SavvisStation portal

  • Database management with Microsoft, Oracle and third-party database management tools, suites and products

Security and Compliance

  • Database, backup and connection encryption

  • Dedicated database firewalling with SavvisStation Portal

  • Database backups, offsite backup retention and vaulting options

  • Database access and authorization management through portal

Availability and Recoverability

  • Online database re-indexing and on-demand database restores

  • Online database

  • Database mirroring for intra-data center high availability

Automatic Fault Tolerance

  • Clustered hardware, operating system and database software

  • Database mirroring for multi-data center disaster recovery

Performance

  • Performance SLA

  • Burstable performance

Flexibility

  • Rapidly scale performance levels based on business needs

Resources

Database Startup Guide: Oracle
Cloud based, relational database platform built on Oracle Real Application Clusters 
Database Startup Guide: Microsoft SQL
Cloud based, relational database platform built on Microsoft SQL Server 
Database Startup Guide: Oracle Dedicated
Cloud based, relational database platform built on Oracle Real Application Clusters
Cloud Database Pricing Calculator
Estimate the cost of your cloud based Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server database solution

 

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What our customers are saying:

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    We don’t have to worry about the server side of things – security, disk space, scaling, version control, etc. It’s all there and it saves us a lot of time in the long run.

    Kaspars Upmanis Mosties
    Managing Director and Founder
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    AppFog delivered the needed backend infrastructure and scalability in a very easy way that as a developer freed us to focus and think on our product more than ever before.

    Haitham Al-Beik
    Picdish Co-founder and CTO