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CenturyLink’s Solutions Consulting delivers customized application oriented infrastructure transformation that aligns the strategic objectives of IT with your business goals. 

Our certified consultants work with your team to reduce costs, enhance flexibility and minimize risk; apply proven methodologies and tools to design and leverage the next generation IT infrastructure required to fuel growth.

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(Developing/Delivering) Right Cloud Solution
To transform your IT environment
Mitigate Cloud Adoption Risks
Is cloud suitable for your business and apps
 

 

Transform Your IT Environment With Cloud Solutions

Choosing the right cloud solution to transform your IT environments, is what our consultants do best. They will help you better align IT costs with strategic cloud solutions that allow your business to:

  • Do more with less

  • Have greater flexibility/agility

  • Increase speed to market

  • Leverage mature technology

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It starts with where to begin, helping you understand what model is appropriate for your organization. It moves to defining the end state-mapping applications to the cloud, ensuring security and compliance have been extended and maintaining service management processes. Next is getting there. What component of which application should move into what type of cloud? And, ends with the business case - ensuring that a cloud solution truly benefits your bottom line.

We provide application-centric cloud solutions that demystify cloud adoption and help clients transition to the cloud with a 95% adoption rate.

  1. Cloud Acceleration Program
    A proven methodology which maps the right kind of application workload to the appropriate secure cloud solution - for a migration that maximizes speed while minimizing exposure.

  2. Enterprise Cloud Readiness Assessment
    Identifies your business drivers, requirements and constraints around cloud adoption; provides conceptual target state architecture, cloud placement guidelines, a migration roadmap and a financial model to facilitate your move to the cloud.

  3. Cloud Workload Planner
    An application by application analysis to determine the optimal cloud solution for your IT workloads: virtualized infrastructure, public cloud, private cloud or hybrid.

  4. Advanced Cloud Onboarding Service
    Training that accelerates the deployment and configuration of your cloud infrastructure to navigate your cloud environment.

  5. Proof of Concept
    Complimentary service to test an application in the CenturyLink CDC environment that serves as a baseline for a deployment/migration playbook.

Delivering Customized Virtualization So You Can Focus On Growing Your Business

Our Virtualization Acceleration experts have extensive experience designing and implementing virtualized environments for our global client base. We are a pioneer in establishing industry best practices and fully understand the people, processes and technologies need to fully benefit from virtualization. We deliver a virtualized architecture optimized to: lower your capital expenditures, support your existing applications, scale effectively for long-term growth, and reduce your data center needs for space, cooling, heating and energy.

  1. Virtualization Assessment
    Design a virtual environment based on analyzing your existing physical servers and/or network environment

  2. Server Optimization
    Provides an application oriented infrastructure solution that fits your needs, including a thorough analysis of your technology portfolio, utilization levels, architecture, inter-dependencies, supportability, security and compliance requirements.

  3. Virtualization Acceleration Program
    Analyze your applications and infrastructure to enable a fact-based, holistic approach to virtualization, customized for your business.

  4. Virtualization Health Check
    Address performance bottlenecks, security, platform instability and cost savings with a prioritized virtualization improvement plan.

  5. Virtualization Migration
    Execute and manage the transition from your physical environment to a virtual one.

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(Developing/Delivering) Right Cloud Solution
To transform your IT environment
Mitigate Cloud Adoption Risks
Is cloud suitable for your business and apps
 

 

Be Prepared for the Unexpected

CenturyLink’s comprehensive portfolio of disaster recovery services is designed with one goal in mind-to minimize the impact of unplanned events while keeping your business operational. We assess and evaluate your current IT environment, design a robust DR strategy and technology enablement program and provide on-going operations support. Based on the following tenets, CenturyLink DR services provide you with a comprehensive strategy that covers all options and angles:

  • Governance

  • Application service behavior

  • Optimized DR target state

  • Cost optimization

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

  1. Disaster Recovery Strategy
    Establish a comprehensive, scalable DR strategy and program including the governance, processes, technology, design and project plans that are required for launch.

  2. Disaster Recovery Enablement
    Deploy and activate your DR program. Our team helps you design, provision, implement and validate your infrastructure environment as well as migrate the in-scope application services while creating the DR plan document and processes.

  3. Disaster Recovery Audit and Failover Testing
    An evidence-based audit across 14 dimensions to ensure that your DR solution meets the demands of your enterprise.

  4. Disaster Recovery Assessment
    Evaluation of current DR strategy, program and governance practices; identify strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for leveraging new technologies or reducing DR costs.

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Recover key operations in the event of a disaster

 

Reduce Risk with Proven Migration Methodologies

CenturyLink Technology Solutions’ Data Center Migration and Consolidation services provide an application-based, complete solution that guides you through the transformation process; navigating business dynamics, new technology capabilities and the need to leverage managed hosting. From assessment and planning to migration and steady state - manage risk, control business disruptions and go from planning to “live”—on time and within budget.

Our team has years of experience in migration for hundreds of clients. Our proven end-to-end methodology will keep your systems running smoothly:

  1. Migration Assessment:
    Define appropriate migration strategy and establish the financial base and cost efficiencies to justify your transformation.

  2. Migration Consulting:
    Understand the implications of your data center transformation for focused area—governance, solution architecture, migration orchestration and engineering support—to help ensure a smooth transformation.

  3. Migration Gap Analysis:
    Benchmark and understand possible risks and gaps by comparing your plans against our time-tested, thoroughly researched planning models.

  4. Data Center Migration Program:
    Transition to your new data center with an application-based migration approach, including robust process and governance frameworks that meet your migration requirements.

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Discover, Analyze, Define
Optimize the performance of your network infrastructure
Reduce Risk, Minimize Disruptions
Focus on your Data Center Migration
Peak Performance and Functionality
Transform your infrastructure architecture
The Right Cloud Solution
To transform your IT environment

 

Security

Secure Your Information, Protect Your Business

CenturyLink’s Security and Network solutions help you tailor a cost-effective, flexible plan to monitor and enhance your security services. From assessment to strategy, design to implementation to customized solutions, our team of experts proactively identify network, data, application and enterprise threat levels/risks, vulnerabilities and cyber security issues-helping you prioritize your security issues and address your most urgent needs.

With CenturyLink on your security team enjoy the benefits of our proven and tested services:

  1. Consultation and thought leadership from an experienced team of security and compliance experts who have, on average, been providing security solutions for over 15 years

  2. Best-in-class methodologies and best practices for addressing security risks

  3. Capabilities across the full security cycle and experience with over 50 tailored SaaS engagements

  4. Extensive security presence across the US

  5. Vendor agnostic solutions

  6. Members of ISO, ISACA, ISSA, IEEE and CSI


Our service portfolio includes the following consulting services to address your security needs:

  1. Network Security Consulting Services:
    Collaboration across three sets of services-Strategy/Advisory, Design/Implementation and Operations—that span the following security towers:
  • Identify and access management

  • IT governance risk and compliance

  • Network security

  • Application security

  • Cyber security

  • Enterprise and data security

  1. Security as a Service: Analyze your aggregate security and compliance requirements and risk and compliance controls on an on-going basis, including the collection for analysis of your security data as well as a broader umbrella of recurring service.
  1. Pre-Priced Assessments: Identify current gaps and exposures in your environment and create a deployment plan that helps sustain a robust cost-effective security environment.

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Align with your business needs

 

Storage

High Performance Solutions That Transform Your IT Environment

CenturyLink Technology Solutions’ holistic approach to Storage Optimization increases business agility through performance tuning, cuts costs through consolidation and provides business continuity by architecting data availability. A one-stop-shop for all of your storage optimization needs--from assessment of your current storage infrastructure to full-scale implementation of the target state architecture--our Storage Optimization Program provides an end-to-end solution that transforms your storage environment and align it with your business needs and goals.

Working with your team, our storage experts can help decrease TCO on storage infrastructure assets, while leveraging the right storage technologies and implementing best practices and provides:

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  1. Storage Optimization Assessment
    Identify the best storage technology levers and solutions to increase utilization and optimize performance while containing costs.
  1. Storage Optimization Program
    Analyze your storage infrastructure and implement the best vendor agnostic storage technologies for performance improvement, cost savings and data availability.

Network

Optimize the Performance of Your Network Infrastructure to Help Maximize Business Efficiency

CenturyLink’s comprehensive and effective Network Assessment Service provides tailored solutions that optimize the performance of your network to meet your business needs. Our team of experts works with you to perform detailed discovery and analysis of your network infrastructure environment, looking closely at functionality, design and current performance and provides a baseline for your future technology implementations.

With a clear, fact-based understanding of your options, you can make cost effective and efficient decisions around network design, infrastructure redundancy and scalability, future technologies and optimization. From pre-priced assessments to a fully customizable solution that meets your business needs, we can help you scale economically and improve operational effectiveness.

Security

Secure Your Information, Protect Your Business

Savvis’ Security and Network solutions help you tailor a cost-effective, flexible plan to monitor and enhance your security services. From assessment to strategy, design to implementation to customized solutions, our team of experts proactively identify network, data, application and enterprise threat levels/risks, vulnerabilities and cyber security issues-helping you prioritize your security issues and address your most urgent needs.

With CenturyLink on your security team enjoy the benefits of our proven and tested services:

  • Consultation and thought leadership from an experienced team of security and compliance experts who have on average been providing security solutions for over 15 years

  • Best-in-class methodologies and best practices for addressing security risks

  • Capabilities across the full security cycle and experience with over 50 tailored SaaS engagements

  • Extensive security presence across the US

  • Vendor agnostic solutions

  • Members of ISO, ISACA, ISSA, IEEE and CSI

Our service portfolio includes the following consulting services to address your security needs:

  1. Network Security Consulting Services:
    Collaboration across three sets of services-Strategy/Advisory, Design/Implementation and Operations—that span the following security towers:
  • Identify and access management

  • IT governance risk and compliance

  • Network security

  • Application security

  • Cyber security

  • Enterprise and data security

  1. Security as a Service:
    Analyze your aggregate security and compliance requirements and risk and compliance controls on an on-going basis, including the collection for analysis of your security data as well as a broader umbrella of recurring service.
     
  2. Pre-Priced Assessments:
    Identify current gaps and exposures in your environment and create a deployment plan that helps sustain a robust cost-effective security environment.

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