Getting Started with Managed Disaster Recovery Services

Updated by Shasha Zhu on Jul 25, 2017

Overview

Managed Disaster Recovery Services (MDRS) are ideal for customers who lack Disaster Recovery (DR) expertise or do not have the staff needed to maintain a DR solution. CenturyLink takes over these responsibilities and delivers end-to-end services. Unlike other DRaaS solutions, CenturyLink MDRS carries out regular audits, tests, and at-time-of-disaster (ATOD) failover services to ensure the reliability, accuracy, and efficiency of your DR solution. MDRS services including:

  • White-glove on boarding
  • 24x7 monitoring and maintenance
  • Semi-annual testing
  • Quarterly audits
  • ATOD failover services
  • Runbook automation and maintenance
  • Application recovery services

Requesting the Service

Managed Disaster Recovery Services are deployed and maintained by CenturyLink. To get started with MDRS, please submit a service request via the CenturyLink support channel.

  1. Go to the CenturyLink support website. At the top of the screen, click Submit a request.
    Support Website

  2. From the drop-down menu, select Normal.

    • Include Request Managed Disaster Recovery Services as the subject.
    • For the Description, enter the details of your request.
    • Enter the number of servers you want to protect.
    • Upload attachments, if any. (This is optional.)
    • Click Submit.

    Service Request Form

  3. Upon receiving the request, CenturyLink transfers your ticket to a cloud architect to work with you on designing and implement the DR solution for your IT environment.