A data revolution is upon us — a digital transformation in which there'll soon be more things than people with connections to the Internet. These phones, appliances, cars, machines and other objects will all exchange information with one another, creating a wealth of sensor data that business can use to improve their business processes and bottom lines. For those working with the Internet of Things (IoT), the CenturyLink Cloud Platform is the perfect place to build your application.
CenturyLink’s global network provides superior performance for your IoT sensors and cloud applications. Our optional Advanced Managed Services handle operating system and application operations, allowing you to focus on your more important objectives. All of this is wrapped together in an easy-to-use platform with a pay as you grow billing model.
Cloud Appplication Manager offers two levels of support: Platform Advisory Support or Managed Services Anywhere. With Platform Advisory Support, customers have access to a designated Technical Account Manager for light advice and recommendations. With Managed Services Anywhere, customers receive a higher degree of white-glove service and have access to the full Cloud Application Manager feature set.
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CenturyLink Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation is our next generation private cloud. This software-defined data center solution includes software-defined networking and vSAN Storage to deliver a completely integrated Hyperconverged Infrastructure-as-a-Service. Built on industry-leading technologies, this service offers deep flexibility to meet a wide range of private cloud requirements.
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The CenturyLink Cloud Compute service allows you to run your code without worrying about maintaining your own data centers. Our fully customizable CPU, memory and storage sizes allow you to run all of your IoT gateways, applications and databases without overspending on capacity you don’t need. Our auto-scaling and load balancing features provide you with a highly available framework and an easy way to scale your system as your demand increases. Focus on building your applications and let us run the infrastructure.
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If you want to focus on managing your business and writing code, our Managed Services may be for you. Our optional, add-on managed services handle the installation, configuration, patching and management of your operating systems and applications, like web, database and big data services. With a simple check of a box or an API call, your cloud server maintenance is handled by us. No contract or commit required. Simply pay by the hour.
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As the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes more ubiquitous in consumers' daily lives, Security, Reliability and how well an organization digitally transforms this mass of sensor data into value will become distinguishing criteria. IoT vendors need to ensure they use partners with established platforms that can support highly available (HA) infrastructure and secure data stores for the collection and processing of large amounts of frequently changing sensor data.
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For many IoT services, there is a need to store and retrieve files or blob data structures. Depending on your IoT sensor type, there may be a need to store videos, audio recordings, images, logs, reports, backups and large sets of telemetry data. Your IoT applications might need to store reports, backups or results from analytics. Our Object Storage service provides your IoT sensors and applications an easy, scalable and programmatic mechanism to store and retrieve files and blob data structures.
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Hands-On Technical Support for Advanced Deployments
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. The Technical Service Engineer primarily provides hands-on support around advanced deployment and change tasks in IT environments managed by CenturyLink.
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.
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