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Managed Microsoft SQL Server   

Managed Microsoft SQL Server service hosted in a CenturyLink Data Centre.

The Microsoft SQL Server (MS-SQL) database is a comprehensive and integrated data management and analysis software application that enables the reliable management of mission-critical information. By giving businesses greater insight into their business data, MS-SQL allows them to achieve faster results and achieve significant competitive advantage.

However managing an SQL implementation can be time-consuming and costly. To relieve businesses of the day-to-day burden of administrating their SQL server environment and infrastructure, CenturyLink offers comprehensive and expertly managed MS-SQL database services to businesses for a predictable fee that significantly lowers total cost of ownership (TCO) of the application.

CenturyLink Managed MS-SQL services are managed by a team of Microsoft certified CenturyLink engineers who are experts in deploying and managing MS-SQL databases hosted on an infrastructure that can scale easily to meet customer demands.

This robust, global infrastructure is complemented by customer support teams that monitor each MS-SQL database and proactively notify customers of performance-impacting events.

CenturyLink provides:

  • Procurement and management of MS-SQL software licenses (with options for licensing via CenturyLink)
  • Installation of MS-SQL software
  • Configuration of MS-SQL database instances
  • Monitoring of MS-SQL database (36 monitors)
  • Proactive alert notification to customer technical contacts
  • Ongoing maintenance and support for the environment
  • Backups of MS-SQL databases

Optional features include:

  • SQL Database Mirroring
  • Read-only Access to Mirror
  • Database Snapshots
  • Veritas Net Back-Up
  • Clustering
  • Analysis Services
  • Reporting Services
  • Integration Services

Features

  • CenturyLink’s comprehensive Managed Database Server Service is available for a predictable fee that significantly lowers total cost of ownership (TCO).

  • Managed Database Services offer a reliable, high-performing and secure vehicle for delivering data to end-users and consumers.

  • Services can be hosted on Intelligent Hosting and Dedicated Cloud, platforms within CenturyLink Data Centres. Precise, real-time visibility for clients to manage their MS-SQL database environment easily and effectively via a powerful web-enabled tool.


Use Cases

  • As data volumes grow, CenturyLink’s team of database managers can improve the efficiency of database operations and free client employees to focus elsewhere.

  • As databases become more complex, CenturyLink’s Microsoft Certified SQL Server Database Administrators provide the experience and expertise necessary to deploy and manage managed databases such as that can scale easily to meet the demands of the business.

  • Frees client employees to focus on what’s core to your business rather than toiling away on database builds, backups, file integrity monitoring, user permissions, disk backups and the rest of the lengthy list of database administration tasks.


Service Level Agreement

  • Up to 99.99% for 3 or more packages.
  • 98.5% for a single subscription.

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Managed Applications
geographic availability
Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, United Kingdom, United States