Why pay for infrastructure you only need intermittently? Hybrid cloud transforms your digital infrastucture so that it scales up when you need it and down when you don’t. Balance loads and manage networks with VLANs on a complete set of enterprise cloud services to power existing or new apps while reaping the benefits of a more reliable, proven service that today's technolgically driven businesses demand.
While initial motivations for embracing the cloud are different for every business — from reining in “Shadow IT” to empowering business units and increasing agility — one common consideration is that complex businesses have complex cloud requirements that aren't easily satisfied. All clouds are not created equal, and some — like CenturyLink's Hybrid Cloud — are better suited to the advanced needs of enterprise deployments.
CenturyLink Hybrid Cloud Platform is built for enterprise workloads. Our flexible and robust cloud services are ideal for a range of enterprise scenarios — from running line of business applications to development and testing, and everything in between.
Host the business and collaboration apps you already run internally in a hybrid cloud. Have the peace of mind that comes with block storage, object storage, flexible backup options, and optional Disaster Recovery (DR). Support global workloads with geo-specific services.
Protect your data with “Defense in Depth” security. Our high-performance, secure infrastructure is backed by a 99.99% SLA. CenturyLink Enterprise supports even the most complex and resource-intensive applications. For customers with special compliance requirements, we can help with audits like HIPAA, ISO, PCI, and other regulations.
Develop and test your applications in the cloud with agile, pay-as-you-go computing resources. Manage more virtual machines in less time through our powerful Control Portal, or using Runner. Pause and archive servers for additional savings, and easily spin up an automated Dev/Test environment.
Ease IT management burden with a globally distributed architecture with built-in automation technologies. Achieve cloud scale, elasticity, and self-service natively without compromise. Allow developers to focus on building apps — not time-consuming infrastructure configuration.
Cloud-enable your products. Onboard customers faster with Blueprints. Run your web properties on public or private cloud servers. Both feature high Input/Output Operations per Second (IOPS) for database intensive apps. Our cloud solutions are guarded by stringent security and compliance requirements for customers who accept online payments or need to protect user data.
Quickly provision, interact with, and modify enterprise IT environments wherever they are using Cloud Application Manager. Manage environments on the CenturyLink Cloud or other clouds like AWS, Google, and Azure, as well as on-premise infrastructure and servers in remote data centers.
CenturyLink Cloud makes building a customized, powerful solution easy. You choose the features for your virtual environment. CenturyLink Cloud consolidates industry leading software, storage, and server and network technologies into a single, simple, flexible, and secure factory-integrated platform. Our solution gives organizations the ability to start small and scale their footprint to thousands of virtual machines. It's an enterprise public cloud solution that allows organizations deploying cloud services to cut costs through greater efficiency. Improve bottom line business results and speed to market delivering the services your customers need for business critical applications.
CenturyLink Cloud offers enterprise-class, customizable IT Infrastructure that gives you the ability to control the virtual and physical resources of your systems. Here’s an overview of our compute features:
The CenturyLink Cloud network depends on enterprise-grade hardware to reliably deliver safe traffic to virtual machines. Customer integration is made easy through VPN tunnels and intra-data center direct connect. Here’s an overview of CenturyLink Cloud network features:
Protect your information and have it available when you need it. Our storage features are affordable and secure. CenturyLink Cloud has broad range of options that include:
Leverage holistic solutions designed to minimize the impact of unplanned events and keep your business operational. We bring you cost-effective solutions that give you peace of mind. CenturyLink Cloud offers disaster recovery that include the following elements:
Manage Applications Across Any Cloud or Infrastructure
Cloud Application Manager facilitates digital transformation by orchestrating the delivery of infrastructure, applications and services across multiple clouds, all from a single powerful interface. This solution integrates Application Lifecycle Management with Managed Services and Cloud Optimization for a comprehensive multi-cloud management service.
Experienced Professionals to Tackle Complex IT Management Challenges
CenturyLink Advanced Managed Services (AMS) offers deep technical support of CenturyLink services, including Cloud Application Manager, through a team of highly experienced and credentialed professionals. AMS offers expertise and automation for effectively monitoring, managing, governing and reporting across existing hybrid IT platforms.
Our specialists maintain a range of relevant IT industry certifications, and are constantly collaborating and consulting within the organization to deliver a broad spectrum of capabilities. Our evolving partnerships with market leaders in hardware, software, security, storage and networking technologies allow us to provide you with the benefit of deep technical insights.
For the most successful experience, we recommend a consultation with a CenturyLink Solutions Architect and/or Account Manager to assist in determining the best match of resource allocation and subscription level.
Private Cloud Delivering Integrated Hyperconverged Infrastructure
CenturyLink Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation is CenturyLink's next generation private cloud. It's a software-defined data center solution that includes software-defined networking and vSAN Storage to deliver a completely integrated, fully managed Hyperconverged Infrastructure-as-a-Service. Built on industry-leading technologies, this service offers deep flexibility to meet a wide range of private cloud requirements.
This Private Cloud enables full automation and self-service via vCloud Director and extensive APIs, in addition to native remote console access — an IP-based KVM solution. Or, you can engage our expert management teams to implement and maintain your private cloud solution for the full "white-glove" treatment.
Data centers are safeguarded by industry-leading physical and environmental protection standards. They are staffed 24x7x365 and monitored by camera. Cloud environments are housed in private, caged enclosures. Around that, CenturyLink Cloud enforces a robust digital firewall that protects your cloud environment with role-based access, real-time monitoring, and NOC support. Learn more about protecting your Enterprise Systems and Data with CenturyLink Cloud Security.
Significantly lower the high cost of infrastructure hardware, management, and support. Align your IT to your business. Pay as you go for efficient, productive, and predictable infrastructure service. Manage your costs. Pay for only the resources you need. Take advantage of Managed services with no minimum cost. Choose the Support Tier that fits your Enterprise needs. Estimate your bill with our Online Price Estimator. Find out more about CenturyLink Cloud Pricing.
Agile environment resources are ready for you when you need them. Implement quickly. Move fast to scale up projects and shut them down when no longer needed. Customize an environment that’s right for you. Increase support for mobile, social, and data intelligence. Give your app engineers all the automation tools they need to build environments in just a few clicks. Spin up and tear down Dev/Test environments fast. Find out more about our Cloud Automation with Runner.
Extend your competitive edge across the entire value chain through our CenturyLink Cloud Marketplace Provider program. Pool API, Blueprints, and add-ons with resources partners in different industries. Whether you’re an independent consultant, agent, or reseller CenturyLink Cloud offers the best partner marketing options. Find out more about our CenturyLink Partnership program. View our Ecosystem Partner List.
Automation takes on a whole new shape with Runner, which easily automates and orchestrates complex enterprise IT solutions across multiple environments anywhere. That's right – anywhere. Runner works on CenturyLink Cloud as well as other cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, and others; in addition to on-premise infrastructure and external data centers. Runner leverages the power and functionality of Ansible, exposing it to integrate cloud and on-premise connectivity.