There is no magic recipe for achieving high availability, whether it’s in the Cloud or a Hybrid IT solution or on all physical infrastructure. No secret short cut or simple formula. But with some thought and planning, and by partnering with the right cloud services provider, it’s easier than you might think. This paper takes a look at the considerations and best practices for designing highly-available IT solutions, as well as the technologies on the CenturyLink Cloud Platform to help you implement them.
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The CenturyLink Cloud Platform has been orchestrated to run diverse workloads to address a wide array of business needs. The information below outlines some of the common uses for our platform.
Most new applications built on web services require the flexibility and high availability of object storage. Use object storage from CenturyLink to host multimedia files and much more – all featuring high availability.
Object storage is ideal for off-site archiving of static data. Store files for a low monthly fee, and recall them at any time using HTTP.
Email is problematic for large file transfers, and many free utilities don’t offer the level of security and protection enterprises often need. Object storage from CenturyLink is a much more secure alternative.
CenturyLink’s approach to cloud storage offers more flexibility in a number of dimensions. Decide what type of storage each scenario requires, and then specify the type of automated DR/BC that’s needed to support the use case. You are not tied into a predefined scheme of “small”, “medium” or “large” instances.
Demanding application components (for example the data store of your database) require high I/O to deliver a compelling user experience. CenturyLink’s product catalog includes these high-end options for exactly this reason.
The storage requirements of any virtual machine is never static. As business needs change, the storage attributes of a deployed VM are likely to change as well. CenturyLink empowers you to do this on your own, as required.