For administrators, the real challenge isn't building servers, it's building application environments made up of multiple tiers of networked servers, all running highly configured software. It can be time-consuming, error prone, and dependent on the availability of infrastructure networks. Cloud Blueprints and Runner eliminate these issues.
Our Ansible-powered automation service – Runner – offers configuration management, service deployment and cloud resource control in any IT environment, anywhere. Deploy Runner playbooks to manage infrastructure in CenturyLink Coud, Amazon's AWS, Microsoft Azure, or any public cloud platform. It also works with on-premises servers as well as colocated infrastructure or hosted servers.
And on CenturyLink Cloud, our comprehensive infrastructure orchestration technology eases deployment of best-practice environments to the CenturyLink Cloud. You can model complex environments as repeatable templates, or Blueprints.
Both of these technologies offer the benefit of reduced costs, decreased time to market, and the ability to maintain consistency across even the most complex environments.
Runner makes automation easy and accessible to everyone, wherever they’re deploying IT infrastructure. Use Runner to manage infrastructure on-premises, servers that are remotely hosted or colocated, in private clouds, as well as multiple public cloud platforms, including CenturyLink Cloud, AWS, Azure, you name it. More and more organizations are deploying hybrid IT solutions that can take a lot of time and resources to manage. Runner provides orchestration across them all.
Available exclusively on the CenturyLink Cloud platform, Blueprints create reusable templates out of complex environments including servers, software, operations and scripts, all arranged in a proper order and saved to a library. Each Blueprint can be deployed over and over again to the CenturyLink Cloud resulting in a rapid, reliable way to maintain uniform, best-practice environments.
In particular, Cloud Blueprints help organizations that spend a great deal of time creating the same type of environments regularly – software vendors, system integrators, or enterprise IT departments, for example.
Leverage the power of Ansible with Runner, a hybrid IT orchestration tool for quickly and easily automating any infrastructure. Control devices in data centers or on-premises, or scale infrastructure in any cloud environment – public or private. Multi-environment IT implementations, software installations, scheduled power-downs, dev/test deployments, all are easily handled by Runner, increasing your agility and minimizing your IT spend.
Watch the brief Runner Explainer video to the right to grab a sneak peek inside the concept of Runner.
Server provisioning, OS and software configuration, and application installation are all scripted into Cloud Blueprints. The orchestration software makes it easy for users to deploy solutions, reducing operational support costs and speeding time to implementation.
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