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Partner Cloud Integration: CenturyLink Azure Reserved Instance Strategy

Updated by Ben Swoboda on Sep 28, 2018
Article Code: kb/1163

Overview

CenturyLink Cloud Application Manager's Cloud Optimization offers consolidated billingto make payments easy. Part of consolidated billing and Partner Requirements require Azure Virtual Machine Reserved Instances.

Audience

Users of accounts that already have or are considering CenturyLink Optimization of Azure. This is for all new standard Azure accounts created through Cloud Application Manager and any existing account moving into CenturyLink's care who have bought Azure Virtual Machine Reserved Instances.

Prerequisites

For a new Azure Account:

  • The customer must have reviewed the process for creating a new Azure account and is thinking about buying Azure Reserved Instances.

For an existing Azure Account:

  • The customer must have reviewed the process for transferring an existing Azure account

  • The customer has purchased Azure Reserved Instances or is thinking about buying Azure Reserved Instances.

Important Information

To purchase a Virtual Machine Reserved Instance

Customer Reserved Instances

Please review the process for migrating an existing Azure account, specifically the "Considerations" section.

  • Review Microsoft documentation, especially regarding determining right size and the required fields.

  • Review Microsoft's Calculator to help you determine expected costs.

  • Submit a support request to CenturyLink with the following information:

Your intent
Subscrption desired to pay for the reservation
Scope: Shared or single subscription
Region: 
Term: 1 or 3 years
VM Cores:
VM Type/Category:
VM RAM: 
  • If there is any question, CenturyLink staff will confirm with you.

  • Once CenturyLink has purchased on your behalf, the Reserved Instance will be visible in your Azure portal.

Azure Reserved Instance Initial Purchase Fee

Azure allows customers to buy Reserved Instances All Upfront. The fee will always appear on the next month's invoice from which it was purchased.

Reassignments, Cancelations, or Exchanges

  • Review Microsoft documentation regarding Cancelations or Exchanges.

  • Submit a support request to CenturyLink with the following information:

Your intent
Validation info: 
* Subscrption where Reserved Instance was purchased
* Scope: Shared or single subscription
* Region: 
* Original Term: 1 or 3 years
* VM Cores:
* VM Type/Category:
* VM RAM: 
  • If there is any question, CenturyLink staff will confirm with you.