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.

  • Storage performance up to 20K IOPS
  • Optimized 10 GBPS Networking between Tiers
  • Multilayer Security for systems and data
  • Backed by 99.99% uptime SLA
Gartner 2017 Magic Quadrant for Cloud IaaS
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CenturyLink Cloud Platform Leads the Way for Business Transformation.
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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
  • Access to thousands of certified professionals
  • Direct connect networking options including access to cloud connect in

See what our customers are doing:

Learn How to Create and Manage Cloud Services That Scale With Your Business.


The CenturyLink Cloud Difference

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

Source: TechValidate survey of CenturyLink Cloud, 2015.

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.

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.



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.

Up to 16vCPUs
Hourly, per vCPU

Up to 128 GB RAM
Hourly, per GB

Up to 4 TB local
Hourly, per GB allocated

Self-service on demand provisioning of third party services on the CenturyLink Platform.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Public and Private high-capacity networking options up to 10Gbps. 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.

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

Persistent point-to-point VPN tunnel.

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
  • Windows Server 2016

Security at a Glance

"Defense in depth" security model, with safeguards at multiple levels.
Physical Security
  • Physical security controls audited to SSAE 16 or ISO 27001 standards
  • All access is logged in both the control panel and the ticketing system.


  • Logical security policies and processes audited to SSAE 16 standards – built around IT best practices
  • Server and Operating System hardening
  • Managed carrier class firewalls
  • Intrusion Prevention services included
  • Automatic Operating System Patch-Management
  • Dedicated VLANs/IP addresses
  • Transparent database encryption available
  • Nessus vulnerability scanning available
  • 24x7 monitoring and incident management
  • Role-based access - authentication and authorization permissions set explicitly per resource type
  • Username/password or SAML sign on
  • All actions logged and auditable
  • SSAE 16 SOC 1
  • SSAE 16 SOC 2 Type 2
  • Support for complex regulations like HIPAA
  • ISO 27001
  • PCI DSS 2.0
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