REFERENCE ARCHITECTURE

CenturyLink® Resiliency & Disaster Recovery:  Active/Passive

CenturyLink Active-Passive DR solutions offer cost-effective levels of resiliency for mission-critical environments that require the average Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs). CenturyLink DR solutions are customizable to business needs from a broad portfolio of network, colocation, hosting, cloud security and IT services (design, deploy, test) offerings.

Only 27% of companies received a passing grade for disaster readiness, according to a 2014 survey by the Disaster Recovery Preparedness Council. CenturyLink offers end-to-end, custom DR and resiliency solutions, including highly-customizable, fully-managed hybrid active-passive solutions for business processes with average RTOs.  These solutions leverage our expansive Tier 1 network and 60+ data centers across 4 continents. Plus, we offer full-lifecycle IT consulting services for assessing, designing, implementing and testing DR solutions.

Unlike most DR providers, CenturyLink offers high-bandwidth Tier 1 network connectivity that can easily handle large data volumes, ensuring customers can operate at the pace of business. Integrating network as a core component in DR and resiliency planning ensures that customers can not only recover from a disruption quickly, but that the user base can access business processes easily and inexpensively when they do.

Mitigate risk and protect your business and brand from the damaging effects of a disaster by leveraging proven techniques, tools and skilled DR resources from CenturyLink.  Ensure regulatory compliance and security. Provide your business peers with tangible peace of mind that your customers will be protected in the case of a disaster.

Features

  • Replication of critical applications from target site for “warm” standby
  • Ideal for using Test/Dev environments at DR site
  • Replication Tools: SRM, Rackware
  • Enabled by CenturyLink’s more than 60 state-of-the-art data centers and global MPLS network across 4 continents
  • High availability through built-in redundancy and 24/7 failover protection for the most demanding environments
  • Numerous compute and storage services ideal for deploying fault-tolerant, disaster recovery-enabled architectures (over 30PB data stored and managed)
  • Robust security at all critical levels: data center, network and application
  • Elasticity to easily scale up or down as your needs change depending on application attributes
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