Overview
Public
Dedicated

CenturyLink Cloud

With our acquisition of Tier 3, CenturyLink Cloud delivers a public, multi-tenant cloud that supports from dev/test to mission critical workloads and is user-friendly for businesses of all sizes. Administrators can quickly create and manage highly available public cloud environments using the self-service interface. A web services API and Cloud Foundry-based Platform-as-a-Service provide a cloud application toolkit for enterprise developers.

  • High Performance. Our cloud infrastructure is optimized across the stack for high performance — from premium hardware to custom performance enhancing technologies
  • Global Footprint. Choose where your apps and data reside. Build and manage VMs across 9 interconnected data centers in the US, Canada, UK, and Germany
  • Enterprise-Level Security. Your data on virtual private servers (VPS) are protected by our “defense in depth” security model — satisfying rigorous enterprise security standards without costly add-ons
  • Disaster Recovery. Built-in disaster recovery solutions reinforce our highly redundant infrastructure.
  • High Availability. We include powerful load balancing and redundancy features that improve uptime

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Resources

CenturyLink Cloud Video
See CenturyLink Cloud in action
How does your IT organization compare? 
2013 Global Leadership Study
Cloud Computing and Virtualization
See how we enable Wall Street Systems with Cloud
Stairway to the Cloud
See how we deliver Hybrid Cloud solutions

 

CenturyLink Cloud

Enterprise grade virtual private servers in the cloud

CenturyLink Cloud is built on VMware vSphere 5 technology and delivers:

1.   High-Performance Virtual Servers

Enterprise-grade virtual servers available on-demand. Customers may deploy in nine data centers around the world with any combination of operating system, storage and memory.

2.   Block Storage

SAN-based storage designed for business applications and high-performance database applications. Adjust storage properties for each VM in real-time and on the fly.

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3.   Built-In Disaster Recovery

Each VM includes standard disaster recovery, with 5 days of rolling backup via “snapshots.” Premium storage includes 14 days of backup at a secondary data center.

4.   Object Storage

Flexible storage for images, web apps, database backups and snapshots. Store any object securely, with automatic geographic redundancy and high availability.

5.   Self-Service Enterprise Networking

Multiple networking features to support advanced deployments and configurations. Direct Connect, load balancing, VPN, and firewalls are all available to be created and managed by the customer.

6.   Cloud Management

Easy to use online portal to create, manage, and delete cloud resources. Includes several built-in features to automate routine IT activities like patching.

7.   API Library

Comprehensive APIs to integrate CenturyLink Cloud services with other IT systems.

8.   Account Management and Billing

Supports enterprise hierarchies and subaccounts. Organize deployments by department or function. Detailed billing and invoicing included.

Resources

CenturyLink Cloud Video
See CenturyLink Cloud in action
How does your IT organization compare? 
2013 Global Leadership Study
Cloud Computing and Virtualization
See how we enable Wall Street Systems with Cloud 
Stairway to the Cloud
See how we deliver Hybrid Cloud solutions

 

 

Eliminate complexity, reduce capital investment, maximize server utilization and boost business effectiveness with Cloud Server-Dedicated.  

Extend your mission-critical IT infrastructure by combining CenturyLink’s single tenant hosting platforms with your VMware solution. By helping align your infrastructure to your needs, you eliminate your hardware investment — allowing you to contain server sprawl through a more efficient hosting environment that improves your speed to market. All Dedicated Cloud Servers are hosted in one of CenturyLink’s 55 state of the art data centers which offer more than 2 million square feet of raised floor space.

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Managed Security services that can be seamlessly integrated into your hosting solution help ensure secure deployments and protect you from threats to your environment while security controls built-in upfront and as key components, keep your business agile in both physical and virtual compute environments.

Easily scalable and cost-effective, pay only for the instances you need and provision additional instances on demand though our secure SavvisStation Portal.  

Customize our solutions to suit your specific needs. Customize memory, storage size and quality of service. Add further protection for your data with associated security, backup and restore and off-site vaulting solutions.

Professional Services are also available to support planning, migration, configuration and ongoing management.

  • Product Details
  • Technical Details
  1. Delivers instance provisioning in minutes, including deployment of multiple server instances simultaneously from a single template

  2. Provides high availability multi-node environments with up to a 99.9% uptime service level.

  3. Licensing, managing and monitoring VMware and instance operating systems so your IT staff can focus on the application layer

  4. Leverages VMware® VMotionTM and VMware® Distributed Resource Scheduler for automated instance balancing

  5. Provides access to the SavvisStation Portal to add, remove, clone and store operating system instances, monitor operational metrics and manage service features

Resources

Cloud Computing and Virtualization
CenturyLink helps enable Wall Street Systems with enterprise cloud servers
Capitalize on Cloud Infrastructures
Critical questions to ask vendors
Innovest Systems Utilizes CenturyLink Compute Solutions
To turn up and down servers as needed
High Performance, Availability and Reliability
PropertyRoom.com was able to slash monthly infrastructure costs by nearly 50%. Learn How.

 

  1. Run Microsoft® Windows®, Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®, and Sun® SolarisTM operating systems in parallel on the same server or node--eliminating the need for testing of application interaction within the same operating system.

  2. Perform automated provisioning through the secure SavvisStation Portal and provision additional instances as needed with flexible terms. The Mass Deployment feature empowers you to easily provision multiple server instances simultaneously from a single template, allowing you to respond quickly to changing business needs.

  3. Clone, store and manage system images for rapid deployment. You can clone a standard CenturyLink image to a template and store in your repository in SavvisStation Portal Marketplace for later deployment or redeploy on the spot as a new virtual machine.

  4. Reap the advantages of HP server and blade options for reliable, enterprise-grade computing. HP ProLiant DL series servers provide both two and four socket Intel® or AMD processors, while the HP BladeSystem c-Class offers improved economies of scale for larger node deployments.

  5. Access high-performance, Fibre Channel-based storage area networks (SAN) that provide storage for the Cloud Data Center Cloud Server Dedicated service and that offer multiple storage Quality of Service (QoS) levels; allowing you to buy the storage you need and upgrade easily.

  6. Benefit from built-in failover functionality via VMware® High Availability (HA) that allows the instance operating systems to fail over to other nodes by using multiple nodes in a failover group. VMware HA automatically restarts virtual machines on other physical machines should a hardware failure occur.

  7. Achieve up to 99.9% availability with service level agreements (SLAs) that offer up to 99.9% availability for all dedicated nodes within a failover group of two or more nodes.

  8. Customize our solutions to suit your specific needs. Customize memory, storage size and quality of service. Add further protection for your data with associated security, backup and restore and off-site vaulting solutions.

  9. Professional Services are also available to support planning, migration, configuration and ongoing management.

Resources

Cloud Computing and Virtualization
Savvis helps enable Wall Street Systems with enterprise cloud servers
Capitalize on Cloud Infrastructures
Critical questions to ask vendors
Innovest Systems Utilizes CenturyLink Compute Solutions
To turn up and down servers as needed
High Performance, Availability and Reliability
PropertyRoom.com was able to slash monthly infrastructure costs by nearly 50%. Learn How.

 

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