Managed Microsoft SQL Server

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Managed Microsoft SQL Server

The foundation of Microsoft’s comprehensive data platform, SQL Server delivers breakthrough performance for mission-critical applications – and it gets even better with CenturyLink Cloud and our Managed Microsoft SQL service.

Achieve maximum performance by combining CenturyLink Managed Microsoft SQL Server with CenturyLink Cloud instances and autoscale capabilities. Combine this Microsoft SQL Server AlwaysOn to realize a grid solution that can deliver at least 15,000 IOPS to sustain even the most demanding workloads.

Supported Versions
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
Supported Editions
  • Standard Edition
  • Enterprise Edition
Supported Operating Systems
  • Managed Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Managed Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Supported Services
  • Support for Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)
  • Support for Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
  • Support for Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • Support for Microsoft SQL Server Database Mirroring
  • Support for Microsoft SQL Server Database Snapshots
  • Support for Microsoft SQL Server Transparent Database Encryption (TDE)
  • Support for Microsoft SQL Server AlwaysOn


Tasks performed on behalf of the customer include:

  • Maintain Licensing and Software Assurance with Microsoft for CenturyLink provided Licenses
  • Prepare Server for Application Service (OS Specific Parameters)
  • Configure failover clustering when purchased for Microsoft SQL Server installation
  • Install Microsoft SQL Server (including available options and features)
  • Install applicable Microsoft SQL Server Service Packs
  • Harden Microsoft SQL Server to CIS Level 1 and CenturyLink Standards
  • Install CenturyLink Monitoring
  • Perform Quality Assurance against Microsoft SQL Server Installation/Hardening
  • Create/Configure Microsoft SQL Server service accounts and SPNs
  • Configure supported protocols (TCP/IP, Named pipes, TCP Port, IP Address and SSL Certificate allocation)
  • Configure Login Auditing
  • Configure Database Mirroring, Snapshots and/or AlwaysOn when purchased
  • Configure Database Encryption using TDE
  • Configure CenturyLink Monitoring
  • Configure CenturyLink approved and provided Database Backups and Maintenance Jobs
  • Install and configure CenturyLink Disk/Tape Backups (if purchased)
  • Rebuild broken database mirrors or AlwaysOn availability groups
  • SQL Server Log Monitoring
  • Restart/Stop/Start Services
  • Update managed servers with all recommended security patches, service packs and hot-fixes upon customer request
  • Coordinate patching with Customer during maintenance hours
  • Perform failover/failback of AlwaysOn, database mirrors
Resource hourly
Managed Microsoft SQL

Per application instance, plus additional charge for software license. Refer to the Software section for pricing.


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