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Cloud Platform - Release Notes: March 14, 2017

Updated by Rob Caldwell on Mar 14, 2017

Announcements (1)

  • Cloud Application Manager Launch

    CenturyLink, Inc. has launched CenturyLink Cloud Application Manager, a new orchestration platform designed to simplify deployment of enterprise workloads, managed services and third-party cloud resources. This cloud-agnostic management platform enables companies to better manage applications and workloads across hybrid hosting environments – in customer private clouds, colocation centers and public cloud environments.

    In a business climate where companies need to simplify management and governance of applications across multiple cloud infrastructures without sacrificing control or visibility, Cloud Application Manager delivers flexibility that enterprises need to quickly provision, deploy and migrate workloads to the environment that best matches business requirements. This global platform also enables automated deployment of expert managed services from CenturyLink for application and infrastructure management. Cloud Application Manager includes:

    • Application lifecycle management – Customers and partners can manage applications from build phase through deployment and run-state. Once deployed, customer-defined automation policies enable customers to scale, update, and migrate applications across environments.

    • Managed services anywhere – Customers and partners can select CenturyLink Managed Services for on-demand monitoring, patching, backup and remote administration across any hybrid hosting environment.

    • Cloud optimization – Customers and partners can leverage existing public cloud accounts, or provision new subscriptions directly through the Cloud Application Manager platform – simplifying vendor management and consolidating billing of multi-cloud deployments. Additionally, Cloud Application Manager enables customers to better manage costs and spending on the various cloud platforms while making recommendations on the ideal place to run workloads.

    Cloud Application Manager combines new investment in the automated delivery of CenturyLink managed services with recently acquired ElasticBox technology to create a powerful service framework. Users can consume Cloud Application Manager via the cloud version (SaaS) or the data center version (a virtual appliance that runs on-premises in their data center). This usage-based platform allows customers to consume the value-added services they need with a consolidated bill and a simplified, yet powerful, interface.

    To learn more about CenturyLink's multi-cloud management capabilities, visit www.ctl.io/cloud-application-manager.

Enhancements (2)

  • Load Balancer as a Service - Source IP Load Balancing Method

    Load Balancer as a Service has added Source IP as a supported load balancing method. This new capability is now available in addition to Least Connection and Round Robin support.

  • Load Balancer as a Service - Custom Health Checks at Node Level

    Load Balancer as a Service now allows for custom health checks to be applied the node level. With this new enhancement, users are now able to apply a custom health check at both the node and/or the pool level. Custom health checks applied at the pool level will apply to all servers in the pool. This new enhancement allows users to apply a custom health check at the node level in addition to, or instead of, the pool level. Any custom health check set at the node level will supersede the health check at the pool level, if both are applied in tandem.