CenturyLink Colocation

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Colocation is when an organization's servers & infrastructure devices are implemented in a professional, non-private data center in order to achieve economies of scale, advanced infrastructure, greater bandwidth, lower latency, specialist services and systems, constant security and a whole host of additional advantages.

CenturyLink Colocation Services address the need your organization has to safeguard mission-critical data with the highest levels of security and operational reliability you can find in the industry.

With colocation, you’ll be able to free up in-house resources and your IT team can handle their day-to-day tasks rather than spending their valuable time maintaining servers in-house. Each colocation data center also offers enterprise-‘class infrastructures and support, so your data is secure and available every day of every year.

Colocation Benefits

Any decision to consolidate, move or expand an organization’s data center footprint should include assessing the cost and benefits of owning your own data center versus colocation from a provider. Many organizations find that colocation services from a provider offers greater benefits as compared to onsite data center expansion.

Reduced Infrastructure Costs

Many organizations find that improved cost are the largest benefit of colocation services. Colocation services by CenturyLink can provide the following benefits for your organization:

  • A more predictable OpEx Model
  • Reduction or elimination of capital expenses related to building, expanding, securing and maintaining an onsite data center

Data center ownership has the potential to become very expensive. It requires costly equipment like UPS, HVAC and backup generating, as well as the capital required to maintain it. CenturyLink Colocation Services control costs by allowing your organization to leverage an optimal data center environment that scales to your unique needs.

Reliability & Uptime

Network reliability is essential, but this uptime comes at a cost. CenturyLink has several networking options guaranteed to satisfy any organizational need. Additionally, our Colocation facilities are carrier-diverse so you can select your organizations ideal solution. CenturyLink Colocation facilities offer:

  • Proven 100 percent uptime
  • Prioritized network traffic to ensure optimal performance
  • N + 1 or better network design
  • Structured Cabling
    • Wiring from cage to networking room
    • Includes rack design and cage layout in accordance with TIA-942
  • CenturyLink MPLS
  • MPLS VPN with 1.5Mbps – 1Gbps bandwidth
  • Layer 2 Point-to-Pont Ethernet Virtual Private Line
  • Layer 1 Point-to-Point Ethernet Private Line
  • Layer 1 Optical Point-To-Point
  • Layer 1 International Dedicated Connections
Increased Power Capacity & Redundancy

Power capacity is an enormous data center management related challenge. This challenge is becomes amplified as more IT Departments are faced with the never ending need to upgrade infrastructure in order to support applications requiring high-density power.

CenturyLink data center facilities provide an improved power-per-square foot ratio than most private data centers. Our facilities are 150 – 250 watt / square foot. This capacity can allow organizations to leverage innovations in virtualizations and other high density computing opportunities. Additionally, private data centers require backup in case there is a loss of power. CenturyLink Colocation facilities offer robust power options to ensure operational consistency in the event of a power loss with a 99.999 percent Service Level Agreement (SLA).

Improved Bandwidth Options

As an organization’s applications become more and more complex, so does your bandwidth needs. As organizations pursue big data or cloud computing options, colocation becomes a very economical option for a company. Additional, CenturyLink Colocation facilities exposes your organization to a diverse set of providers with the largest IP backbones in the world with a scalable IP network.

Data Center Compliance

CenturyLink offers a wide variety of fully compliant solutions including:

  • PCI
  • Tier III/TIA 942
  • Slough & Singapore data centers are ISO 27001 compliant
  • SSAE 16 Compliant
Security & Protection

CenturyLink Colocation facilities are hardened against forced entry, unauthorized access, fire, and natural disasters. Our facilities have multiple layers of physical security which include:

  • Perimeter Fencing & Gates
  • Video Surveillance
  • Keycards
  • Biometrics
  • Man Traps
  • 24x7x365 Onsite Security
Business Continuity Planning & Disaster Recovery

Colocation provides the ideal situation for many organizations while planning for unexpected events that require Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning. When your organization employs CenturyLink Colocation services as a disaster recovery solution you can be assured that your offsite equipment and applications remain operational.

Connected Colo Bundle

CenturyLink’s Connected Colocation Bundle option is frequently used by customers to ensure a seamless migration to their Colocation environment. The Colocation Bundle includes:

  • Most advantageous cost of acquisition option
  • 2kW+ Power Requirements
  • Gold Support
  • Data center cross connects
  • Patch Panels
  • Power Strips

Colocation Facility Features

CenturyLink’s Enterprise Colocation data centers provide the highest levels of security and redundancy in the industry.

  • Redundant UPS
  • Multiple Backup Generators
  • Fire Detection & Suppression
  • ASHREA Compliant HVAC Temperature and Humidity Controlled Environmental Systems
  • Raised and Antistatic Flooring
  • 24x7 Security including
    • Onsite Security
    • Compartmented Security
    • Surveillance System
    • Dual Factor Authentication
    • Electronic Key & PIN Entry
    • Biometics

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