Deployment complexity runs the gamut — from running a simple script on one or two servers, to repeatedly installing Active Directory Domain Services on Windows Server 2012. Add on Cloud Application Manager, a cloud orchestration service that reduces the opportunity for error and greatly simplifies the process.
Create CPU, memory or storage alert policies, apply them to individual cloud servers or logical Groups. Consume alerts in three ways & email, webhook, or from the Control Portal web interface. Notifications allow you to respond before trouble sets in.
With Scheduled Tasks, you can automate and coordinate maintenance activities, turn off developer machines over the weekend, or automatically delete or archive servers at the end of a project.
Take a snapshot of any cloud server (or Group of servers) when you reach a milestone to allow a server to be quickly reverted back to a set point in time. You can even set up snapshots to be taken at scheduled intervals, as well as control retention duration, up to 10 days.
View our reference architecture guide for building highly available and scalable web applications using CentyuryLink cloud servers.Application Hosting Best Practices
CenturyLink's Relational Database service – Relational DB – makes it easy to deploy a MySQL-compatible database on our cloud.Launch a Relational Database
Build cloud servers to meet your specific requirements, rather than choosing from a rigid set of pre-configured options. Our servers are consumed and billed on an hourly basis — no contract required. So you can scale up or down as best makes sense for your development, testing or production requirements.
|CPU||Up to 16 vCPUs||hourly, per vCPU|
|Memory||Up to 128 GB RAM||hourly, per GB|
|Storage||Up to 4 TB local||hourly, price per GB allocated|
|Orchestration||Use Blueprints to build an unlimited number of deployable “templates” including cloud server specs, operating systems, software packages, and scripts. Deploy on-demand.||included|
|Infrastructure Management||Conduct routine infrastructure administrative tasks, including maintenance and bulk updates.||included|
|Infrastructure Monitoring||Comprehensive Cloud Server monitoring and reporting across memory, CPU, disk usage, and server performance.||included|
|Account Management||Track Cloud Server usage with categories that match their 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|
The following products are available for customers with advanced requirements. They may be added to a single cloud server or Groups of servers. Contact us for a custom quote.
|Networking||Supports data transfer over public Internet interfaces. 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|
|Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity||Off-site replication to a secondary data center for the 2 most recent backups. Service Level Agreements for RTO and RPO are also available.||Cost per GB used & network bandwidth consumed for replication|
|Virtual Load Balancing||Citrix Netscaler virtual load balancer.||Monthly, per virtual|
|CDN||CDN delivery services from multiple providers.||Appliance instance. Different sizes are available.|
|IPSEC VPN||Persistent point-to-point VPN tunnel.||Cost per GB|
Cloud servers are perfect for high-growth or seasonally dynamic computing scenarios. CenturyLink Cloud's lighting fast deployment, autoscale (both horizontal and vertical), all-utility billing, and Group management features all position your business for growth. And you can just as easily power down unnecessary resources at the click of a button, so you only pay for what you need.
Business today operates on a global scale, and cloud computing makes that happen. With our public cloud available in multiple data centers around the world, you can establish a geographically-friendly presence wherever your customers are. This means not just reduced latency and a better user experience, but also a real demonstration of your commitment to that geography.
As organizations recognize the need to respond more and more quickly to market pressures, Agile Development is becoming the norm. Development and testing environments need to be spun up fast, and decommissioned just as quickly so as not to consume precious IT OpEx or CapEx budgets. CenturyLink Cloud servers are perfect for Dev/Test, with fast and easy deployment and pay-as-you-go utility billing.
Analysts claim unexpected downtime can cost organizations as much as $300,000 per hour. Regardless of the size of your organization, designing your IT infrastructure for high availability is fundamental to your success. Cloud technologies create easy access to load balancing, autoscale and disaster recovery features that can be much more difficult to implement in traditional IT environments.
— Lynda Stadtmueller, Vice President – Cloud Computing Services
Frost & Sullivan Stratecast Report
2 Ghz+ Processor (up to 16 CPU)
1GB (up to 128GB)
Persistent storage. Price per GB.
Resources charged hourly, monthly estimates based on 720 hours. Does not include operating system/software licensing.
Experts at the ready to maintain and administer your cloud deployments. Rapid provisioning, hourly billing, and highly automated.
The computing power of a physical server, with the automation and pay-as-you-go flexibility of a virtual machine.
The CenturyLink Cloud is reliable, secure, robust and global. It is designed for your business needs today and tomorrow.