CenturyLink® Private Cloud Computing


Private Cloud Platform with Best-of-Breed Technology

Get the tools you need to rapidly build, control and customize your IT environment.

Some applications in your IT portfolio may not be a good fit to move to the public cloud, whether for security, compliance or financially it provides a better ROI, private cloud may be the best infrastructure for specific workloads and solutions. The CenturyLink Hybrid IT Platform allows you to integrate your private cloud solution with your public cloud, managed hosting, security, storage, and network.

Manage your IT costs
Private cloud solutions, when paired with the ability to easily access additional public cloud resources, can provide an improved ROI depending on the volume and workload requirements.

Minimize Regulatory and Compliance Risk
A dedicated private environment ensures that your company can meet your security and compliance standards. Hosted in data centers with multi-tier security features and compliance audits for SSAE-16, HIPAA, PCI/DSS and ISO 27001, CenturyLink’s suite of cybersecurity solutions provide a cornerstone for building an IT ecosystem that adheres or exceeds the standards of your industry and business.

Increased Flexibility
The dedicated nature of private cloud allows you to customize and tailor environments to meet your unique business requirements and provide on-demand resources available to meet your changing business needs.

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Private Cloud

CenturyLink Private Cloud and hosting options give you the ultimate in performance, security and control.
Server-hosting options designed, deployed and managed to your exacting requirements.

Get the value of public cloud scale and economies while allowing additional customization and higher levels of security and compliance.

Private Cloud DCC (Dedicated Cloud Compute)
CenturyLink’s Dedicated Cloud service combines a private cloud platform with best of breed technology implementations. This powerful combination equips your business with the tools to rapidly build, control and customize your IT environment. DCC is an enterprise-class, customizable IT infrastructure as an outsourced service. You get commercial-grade virtualization technology from VMware and HP based infrastructure with a choice of storage options.

vCloud Air Solutions
VMware vCloud Air service continues to grow and give VMware customers a natural place to transition to cloud. vCloud Air nodes are located in select Cyxtera data centers around the world enabling direct connect access to your hybrid It infrastructure.   CenturyLink has taken its expertise to provide our customers a fully managed Private Cloud option that is based on the vCloud Air platform.

Vblock™ offers enterprises the agility of public cloud services, but with the security, physical isolation and peace of mind that comes with a private cloud solution.  CenturyLink provides a Private Infrastructure Service (IAAS) that is secured and fully managed. The solutions combines virtualization, networking, management and infrastructure to support mixed enterprise workloads and accelerate application development to production options offered in multi-term managed service contract options.

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Managing Your Private Cloud

CenturyLink Private Cloud and hosting options give you the ultimate in performance, security and control.

Server-hosting options designed, deployed and managed to your exacting requirements.

Our dynamic architecture can move instances between physical servers without service interruption, keeping your production environment and applications up and running without compromising performance.

Deploy additional compute resources when you need them so that you always have capacity to accommodate fluctuating business demands

Dedicated, private cloud infrastructure providing secure virtualized hosting

On-demand instance and security and storage provisioning

Full capacity management and customizable monitoring

High availability instance failover with 99.9% SLA

HW optimization with Dynamic Instance Balancing

Multi-OS environments

  • Microsoft® Windows® Enterprise Edition Server
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®

Access to a global footprint of 60+ data centers across four countries provide you the services and reach you require

System Monitoring

Available 24x7 365 days a year with security monitoring

Live Support
Available 24x7 365 days a year

Hosting Professional Services
Take advantage of our dedicated team of professionals for any combination of planning, design, implementation and support services

Private Cloud Availability

With access to a footprint of over 60 data centers on 4 continents worldwide, you can find private cloud services almost anywhere.

Available Cities

North America

  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Boston, MA
  • Burbank, CA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Columbus, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver, CO


  • Irvine, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Montreal, QC
  • New York / New Jersey
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • San Jose, CA


  • Santa Clara, CA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Sterling, VA
  • Sunnyvale, CA
  • Tampa, FL
  • Toronto, ON
  • Vancouver, BC


  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • Central London, UK
  • Docklands, UK
  • Slough, UK
  • Reading, UK


  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore
  • Sydney
  • Tokyo



DCC Features

Servers offered on

  • HP ProLiant HP DL 360 G9, DL560 G9 and DL580 G9 with Standard Server, Processor, Disk Drives
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-26xx v3 (6,8,10,12,14,16 core); Intel® Xeon® E5-4620 v3 (10,12,14,16,18 core); Intel® Xeon® E7-8880v3 (18 core)

Dedicated Instance Operating Systems

  • Microsoft® Windows® Enterprise Edition Server
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
  • Oracle ® Solaris®

Virtual machines available through VMWare

  • VMware OS ESXi 5.5
  • Guest OS VM sizing up to 32 vCPU and 64 GB of vRAM
  • VMDKs for the cluster supported up to 16 TB

Includes the following services

  • Domain Name Service (DNS) and IP Addresses
  • Monitoring
  • Software and Security Patch Deployment
  • Hot-Fixes and Patches
  • Operating System and Managed Application Software Upgrades
  • User Privileges
  • Unix-Based Servers
  • URL, TCP and ICMP Monitoring
  • URL Check Options

Hosting Area Network

  • Load Balancing and SSL Acceleration
  • Cross connects and network options to connect to CenturyLink colocation, managed hosting and public cloud as well access direct access to over 300+ data centers CenturyLink IQ+ (MPLS) customers also have direction connection to AWS® and MS Azure® Cloud Platforms
  • Private and Public VLAN options
  • Public Internet Options through CenturyLink and other network providers

Customer Portal

  • Ability to access monitoring, reporting and provisioning all through an easy to use customer portal
  • Proactive support through custom reporting, analytics and recommendations

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Secure eCommerce Solution

Hybrid scenarios leveraging Dedicated Server Hosting integrated with other CenturyLink infrastructure and network solutions provide a comprehensive, secure, compliant and optimized eCommerce solution. Read the reference architecture and speak to a CenturyLink solution architect to learn more.



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CenturyLink has sold its data centers and associated colocation business to a consortium led by BC Partners and Medina Capital Advisors. This move led to the creation of a bold, new company, Cyxtera Technologies, comprised of world-class talent and technology. CenturyLink will continue to work closely with Cyxtera and the same strong team that has operated the data centers successfully for years and who will continue to deliver world-class customer service and Operational Excellence for all colocation customers.