CenturyLink® Public Cloud Computing

WHY CENTURYLINK

A Complete Platform for Enterprise Applications

Our purpose-built cloud services are ready for the complexities of global IT operations.

CenturyLink allows you to create, run and scale apps with a portfolio of flexible cloud solutions. Get powerful, hybrid-ready services with the governance, automation and advanced features needed to accelerate your business. Whether you need elastic infrastructure, cloud-native application services, orchestration or managed solutions, CenturyLink provides it all on a unified platform.

CenturyLink Cloud® provides breakthrough performance for data and web scale architectures.

  • Performance up to 20K IOPS
  • Optimized 10 GBPS Networking between Tiers
  • Multilayer Security for systems and data
  • Backed by 99.99% uptime SLA 
FROST & SULLIVAN 2015 BEST PRACTICES AWARD

CenturyLink Cloud platform leads the way for business transformation.
Learn why CenturyLink earned “Company of the Year” honors and gain insight into the traits businesses must look for when selecting a provider.

Gartner 2015 Magic Quadrant for Cloud IaaS

See why CenturyLink was named a visionary provider by Gartner.

Explore CenturyLink’s enterprise-ready Cloud services.

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Public Cloud

CenturyLink’s portfolio of elastic, on-demand cloud services helps you focus on what matters: growing your business, not infrastructure provisioning and management.

CenturyLink Public Cloud services allow you to economically start, grow and support applications using on-demand server resources in a virtualized environment that is easily accessible over a public network. 

CenturyLink Cloud offers: 

  • Outstanding 24/7 support
  • Native management at scale
  • Native PaaS for Cloud Native Apps
  • 100% uptime SLA for Public Network
  • Managed Services with experts to monitor your apps
  • High-performance networking and advanced connectivity

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PRODUCT DETAILS

The CenturyLink Cloud Difference

When compared to competitive offerings our customers say that we outperform and exceed their expectations in these key areas: 

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Source: TechValidate survey of CenturyLink Cloud, 2015.

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Enterprise-Ready Cloud

Instantly build VMs, create new applications and migrate legacy workloads to CenturyLink Cloud.

Our high-performance cloud servers offer the latest features and technology to increase security and reliability while improving the overall efficiency of your infrastructure.

Get Notified Of Usage Spikes
Create CPU, memory or storage alert policies, apply them to servers and consume alerts in three ways.

Set And Forget It With Scheduled Tasks
Automate and coordinate maintenance activities, turn off developer machines over the weekend, or automatically delete or archive servers at the end of a project.

Easily Perform Power Operations
Access and control your servers via a simple power menu or API.

Define Your Own OS Templates
Build and manage custom templates to your organization’s specs, then empower employees to create servers from these "golden" images.

Snapshots
Take a snapshot when you reach a milestone to allow a server to be quickly reverted back to a set point in time.

Automated Patch Management
To save time, enhance security and reliability, patch your servers regularly using a Blueprint, script package or API call.

Security and Compliance
The CenturyLink Cloud was designed to be secure and compliant, and incorporates many features that other cloud providers charge extra for.

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Features
Build cloud servers to meet your specific requirements, rather than choosing from a rigid set of pre-configured options. Our compute services are consumed and billed on an hourly basis. 

CPU
Up to 16vCPUs
Hourly, per vCPU

Memory
Up to 128 GB RAM
Hourly, per GB

Storage
Up to 4 TB local
Hourly, per GB allocated

Orchestration
Use Blueprints to build an unlimited number of deployable "templates" including VM specs, operating systems, software packages and scripts. Deploy on demand.
Included

Infrastructure management
Conduct routine infrastructure administrative tasks, including monitoring and maintenance of equipment as well as firmware and OS updates and patches. 
Included

Infrastructure monitoring
Monitor infrastructure, and report across CPU, disk usage and server performance. 
Included

Account management & Groups
Track cloud resource usage and spending with "groups" that match your organizational structure. This simplifies billing across different divisions. 
Included

Autoscale
Manage and apply CPU Autoscale policies for Cloud servers. Automatically scale up and down based on user-defined thresholds.
Included

Security
"Defense in depth" security model, with safeguards at multiple levels.
Included

Patch management
Automatic patching of individual servers or Groups through Blueprint, script package or API.
Included

Hyperscale
High-performance compute instances offering breakthrough performance for data and web scale architectures like Hadoop, Cassandra, Couchbase and more.

Networking
Supports data transfer over the public Internet. Note: there is no charge for internal data center traffic.
Cost on a per-GB-out model

Data backup
Set custom retention policies for data stored on VMs.
Cost per GB used

Virtual Load Balancing
Shared virtual load balancer.
Monthly

Content Delivery Network (CDN)
CDN services from multiple providers.
Cost per GB used

IPSEC VPN
Persistent point-to-point VPN tunnel.
Monthly

Operating Systems
CenturyLink Cloud Servers are preconfigured with an ever-growing list of operating systems. 

  • CentOS5
  • CentOS6
  • Debian 6
  • Debian 7
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 6
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Ubuntu 12
  • Ubuntu 14
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2

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