Hyperscale Servers

High-speed virtual servers with 100% flash storage

NOTE: The Hyperscale service will be retired as of August 21, 2018. Beginning on this date, Hyperscale Servers will no longer be available. Additionally, no new Hyperscale instances may be purchased as of August 21, 2018.

Hyperscale servers for fast databases.

Accelerate Distributed Databases

Databases are disk-intensive applications. The Flash storage of our Hyperscale servers means you can expect at least 15,000 IOPS to turbo-charge your Cassandra, Mongo, Redis, or other database.


Hyperscale Cloud Servers scale easily to meet application demands.

Scale Automatically

Autoscale policies allow you to pre-configure automatic expansion to ensure peak performance during high usage. Hyperscale servers support Horizontal Autoscale (additional servers or scaling in/out) and Vertical Autoscale (additional CPU/RAM or scaling up/down).


Hyperscale Servers can save you money.

Maximize Your Budget

Minimize IT costs by automating and coordinating maintenance activities with scheduled tasks for your Hyperscale servers, turning off developer machines over the weekend, or automatically deleting or archiving servers at the end of a project.


Hyperscale Flash Storage for highest IOPS.

Achieve High Availability

Hyperscale's anti-affinity policies make it possible to build and balance additional workloads on separate physical hosts to achieve high availability.

Hyperscale Server Features

Persistent, 100% Flash Storage

  • High performance SSD local storage
  • Disk size up to 1 terabyte total per server
  • Minimum of 15,000 IOPS, with maximum IOPS spiking much higher

Usage Spike Alerts

  • Resource monitoring included
  • Create CPU, memory or storage alert policies
  • Be alerted by email, webhook, or in Control Panel

Custom Server Sizes

  • Compute up to 16 CPUs
  • Memory up to 128GB
  • Storage up to 1TB

Leverage Cloud Automation

  • Schedule tasks
  • Monitor usage
  • Set Autoscale properties

Use Cases

Databases are perfect for Hyperscale cloud servers

Application Databases

Whether your application is running a document store (i.e. NoSQL) or a relational SQL database, you want a highly-performant server. Hyperscale instances are ideal for Cassandra, Couchbase, Redis, SQL Server, Riak, MongoDB, MySQL, CouchDB, and more.

Hyperscale high IOPs for big data

Big Data Workloads

When ingesting large amounts of data, it's important you're able to store and access it efficiently. Hyperscale is well-suited for Big Data because of its 100% Flash storage and high IOPS. Hyperscale servers are a good choice for Hadoop and MapReduce jobs.

“CenturyLink Hyperscale provided the fastest disk read performance by a notable margin.” — Independent Report by Cloud Harmony


Reference Architecture

View our reference architecture guide for building highly available and scalable web applications using CentyuryLink cloud servers.

Web App Hosting Best Practices

Deploying a Database?

CenturyLink's Relational Database service – Relational DB – makes it easy to deploy a MySQL-compatible database on our cloud.

Launch a Relational Database

A free trial with up to $500 in usage

  • Up to $500 in usage of self-service products and services.**
  • Access to a wide range of CenturyLink Cloud standard services.
  • High performance, fast deployment times and intuitive management capabilities that will push your business forward.
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Resource hourly monthly
Virtual CPU for Hyperscale

2 Ghz+ Processor (up to 16 CPU)

$0.009 $6.48
Virtual RAM for Hyperscale

1GB (up to 128GB)

$0.0135 $9.72
Block Storage for Hyperscale

Persistent high performance storage. SSD based storage with sustained rates of 15k IOPS. Price per GB.

$0.000403 $0.29

Resources charged hourly, monthly estimates based on 720 hours. Does not include operating system/software licensing.

Optional Services hourly monthly

Resources charged hourly, monthly estimates based on 720 hours. Does not include operating system/software licensing.

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