By Daniel Morton
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CenturyLink demonstrates its commitment to provide automation and productivity on our Hybrid IT Services Platform, which makes it easy for you to manage and control your virtualized application and network resources.
Relational DB is a MySQL-compatible Database-as-a-Service (RDBaaS) designed to meet the needs of the developer for rapid software development while providing accelerated IT on-demand. For example, you can easily provision database environments without incurring any of the usual costs related to dedicated hardware and licensing. Developers can spin up high-performing, dynamic MySQL-compatible databases instantly to support their software delivery needs while minimizing infrastructure costs and reducing the time required to manage.
Companies look for an advantage in the marketplace while also looking to control costs. There are basically two database deployment options facing many enterprises both large or small. In either case, the option begins with defining your need. The decision is determining which of the two makes the most sense for your business.
|Traditional Self-Service||Relational DB|
|Staff the required database administrators||Define the budget|
|Procure or rent the hardware||Consume services on an as-needed basis|
|Define infrastructure requirements||Scale up or down as necessary|
|Define maintenance and downtime process|
|Implement load balancing|
|Set up backup, failover, and failback procedures|
|Database application installation, configuration, automation, tuning,|