The CenturyLink Cloud provides integrated and custom solutions to protect and rapidly recover data. This guide outlines what is included in the CenturyLink Cloud, and highlights key considerations that must be evaluated to maintain system availability during a disaster event. An overview of CenturyLink SafeHaven Disaster Recovery as a Service (DraaS) is highlighted as well.
A data center disaster must be declared by CenturyLink Cloud before restoration of services can begin. Scenarios for a data center disaster include, but are not limited to fire, flood, data center destruction, etc. To summarize, the data center is gone and is not coming back.
Business critical applications should be built in multiple data centers, with failover tested and verified prior to a disaster situation.
Cloud Server backups do not allow for a crash consistent database backups due to the nature of their design (in-flight transactions etc.). To mitigate this, there are two recommended methods to achieve crash consistent database backups on the platform.
Often business critical applications require clearly defined Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO) times. CenturyLink SafeHaven enables protection of critical applications from unexpected unavailability. Additionally, SafeHaven offers advanced features like Live Failback, Live Test Failover, Custom Check Point Intervals, Protection Groups, and Runbook Automation.
Affordable protection for your on-premise data & production VMs. Avoid the enormous costs of IT downtime and data loss with SafeHaven for CenturyLink Cloud.
Enterprise-grade cloud servers ready for legacy and greenfield business apps.
Persistent, high-performance storage for every enterprise scenario. Easily add backup & DR capabilities as needed.
For large-scale cloud applications, store and manage your files in a highly-scalable, fault-tolerant distributed database.
Connect networks within a particular data center through the use of configurable firewall policies, and create firewall policies that connect different data centers.