Cloud Optimization and Analytics

Bring your own cloud (BYOC), or purchase cloud services through one centralized platform for simplified billing and account management.

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Cloud Optimization and Analytics (COA), delivered by Cloud Application Manager, facilitates getting the most of out of your cloud investment by analyzing cloud usage and spend across multiple clouds.

Consolidated Cloud Billing and Account Management

COA is a fundamental benefit of CenturyLink's Managed Services Anywhere and Cloud Application Manager. This functionality allows you to natively purchase and provision AWS, Azure, CenturyLink Cloud, or CenturyLink Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation through one centralized platform. Benefit from simplified, consolidated billing and account management for this and any other CenturyLink Cloud services you use.

Benefits

Buy Azure or AWS Cloud straight from Managed Services Anywhere.

Control Costs

Cost efficiency occurs by identifying underutilized resources and decommissioning them or decreasing their size. COA can recommend right-sizing resources based on historical usage and estimated cost savings. You can also set a budget limit and receive alerts when it has been reached. Detailed spend reports include allocation, invoicing, chargebacks, and costs for non-VM resources.


Cloud optimization through billing and account consolidation of all your cloud services.

Better Governance

When IT can’t deliver quickly, teams may go directly to cloud providers for services. This Shadow IT can create weak spots that hackers use to compromise systems and oversized compute resources that increase costs. Auto-discover instances of Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS subscriptions on BYOC, AWS, and Azure platforms to help you manage, govern, and control Shadow IT. Also, establish a catalog of standard policies that drive consistency across organizations, teams, projects, and employees.


Managed Services Anywhere allows automated provisioning of AWS and Azure cloud services.

Comprehensive Resource Management

Get instant insight to help realize cost savings by implementing best practices and identifying underutilized resources. Centralized billing provides access to spend across different cloud service providers and reports sorted by organization, cost center, or workspace.

Features

Control Costs
  • Recommendations for right-sizing resources based on historical usage, includes best-fit resource size recommendations and an estimated cost savings.
  • Any cloud service that you can buy from AWS or Azure can be purchased and managed with Managed Services Anywhere.
  • Also displays costs for non-VM resources.
Better Governance
  • Use Cloud Application Manager to identify and manage pre-existing Azure and AWS instances (BYOC - bring your own cloud).
  • Report on CenturyLink Cloud services, CenturyLink Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation, AWS, Azure Classic, ARM, and Azure Stack.
  • COA capabilities available for BYOC (bring your own cloud), AWS, and Azure platforms.
Comprehensive Resource Management
  • Centralized billing across different providers.
  • Report on spend by organization, cost center, or workspace.
  • Provides insight into where additional cost savings can be realized by implementing “best practices” and identifying underutilized resources.
  • Set a budget and receive alerts when budget is exceeded.

Use Cases

Managed Services Anywhere automates scaling and migration of cloud applications.
Control IT Sprawl

Organizations can easily find themselves with tens of thousands of VMs spread across multiple providers. But how do they know which services are actually delivering the most value? Or how the cost of these services maps to revenue-generating activities? IT Sprawl is currently one of the largest challenges for all IT departments, and Cloud Application Manager is a powerful tool to meet that challenge.

Cloud Application Manager facilitates rolling updates and upgrades of applications/
Integrate Accounts Effortlessly

Create or access existing CenturyLink Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation, AWS, and Azure accounts and simplify orchestration of your cloud environment — no more jumping between platforms to spin up a simple server. Having multiple clouds integrated into one management interface saves time, which translates into a more efficient multi-cloud experience.

Managed Services Anywhere automates scaling and migration of cloud applications.
Migration in the Cloud

Cloud migration is flexible so customers can easily schedule deployments, scale, terminate workloads, or automate the extensive migration of virtual machines between public and private clouds environments. Predictable and seamless management of available resources between clouds is a key component of any Cloud Strategy.


“[Cloud Application Manager] is the one place where you can see everything. All the scripts are there ... even if something does go wrong, people other than me know where to look and fix because they’re used to serving up environments from [it].”

— Robin Lee Powell, Director of IT Operations, Cytobank

Pricing for Cloud Management Services

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Support for Cloud Management

Links are provided within the Cloud Application Manager portal to open a ticket with a response time of 4 hours or less.

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